Grooms To Share In Stakes Earned

Replaces the existing arrangement whereby trainers are paying their grooms a bonus when their horses earn

In line with the racing industry’s commitment to uplift and assist with grooms’ transformation, the Racing Operators and the Racing Association will shortly be facilitating the implementation of the payment of 1% of all stakes earned to grooms read more

Charity Turf Challenge: Latest

Alexis and The Conglomerate set the early pace on equine points log

The Racing South Africa team are currently processing all manual entries and payments received before doing an internal audit of the Charity Turf Challenge competition. read more

Magic Of Moore

He has now won 21 Group Ones in eight different countries

The shortlist of riders who won four of the Classics in one year includes several of the greatest names in racing history: Sir Gordon Richards, Lester Piggott, Steve Cauthen read more

Cape Sale Catalogue Online

The catalogue will also see the dispersal of the famed Zandvliet Stud
River Jetez wins in Dubai

The sale is a must for any serious buyer looking to improve their broodmare band. It will take place one day after the Cape Breeders host their annual stallion evening, a definite highlight of the local racing calendar! read more

Sun Shines For Snaith And Fourie

This is more like it for the power pair
Sunset Tripp wins the L Sweet Chestnut Stakes

The grandstand finish saw the versatile Fourie,who had ridden a peach of a race from the front on Greg Ennion’s Revved Up in the previous event over 2500m, at his brilliant best as he burgled an unlikely victory read more

Newsflash: Saftote Crash

Frustrated punters query unavailability of betting site

We regret that we are unable to provide any information and have not been informed of the circumstances or duration of the ‘crash’. read more

War In Winter

Ramsden and Bass saddle 7 of the 9 runners
Act Of War wins the Cape Guineas_compressed

Joey Ramsden’s star 3yo Act Of War will be a major drawcard at Kenilworth today as the Cape Winter Season is launched with the running of the R250 000 Tekkie Town Gr3 Winter Guineas read more

Gallant Mubtaahij Off To UK

Now focussed on Dubai World Cup 2016
Glory! American Pharoah wins the Kentucky Derby

“Those were some bloody good horses ahead of him,” commented Mike de Kock after his first Kentucky Derby runner, Mubtaahij, was beaten 9,25-lengths into eighth place read more

Ice Machine – Steaming Hot!

Charles Laird strikes the right chord with the Meakers' Silvano gelding
Ice Machine wins Drill Hall Stakes

A freak accident cast a cloud over the 2015 KZN Champions Season opening day at Greyville on Saturday. Last year’s Vodacom Durban July winner Legislate was withdrawn at the start of the Drill Hall Stakes read more

Ramsden Grabs Guineas Gold

The Conglomerate makes his presence felt
The Conglomerate wins KRA Guineas

Milnerton-based trainer Joey Ramsden made it two from two for Cape raiders in the Champions Season opening feature show when the Australian-bred The Conglomerate stormed home under Anton Marcus in the Jooste silks to win the R600 000 KRA Gr2 Guineas read more

The Madness Goes On

The Graded Races Committee operates without apparent accountability
King of Pain wins the 2015 Magnum Mile (non black type)

The Drill Hall Stakes is no longer at pure weight-for-age, but for the first time in its history has conditions attached. Just why South Africa needs to sink further into the quagmire is anyone’s guess. read more


Racing: Tied Up In Nots

The ageing customer base is a ticking time bomb

It is very difficult to be creative on a limited budget and with so few decision makers truly believing in the ability of the sport to bounce back. read more


Affleck On The Deck

Pepper's Point - All The Way From Singapore

Affleck, second yet again, ran the fastest 400m to finish time and was game yet again. There were no excuses from the Laxon stable and both trainer and jockey were positive about the star galloper’s run. read more


Zim Racing Being Run Into The Ground?

It would have been good if, for once, long suffering owners had been given some encouragement

We all know that times are hard but we are sick of hearing about an ever deteriorating financial position, whenever anyone raises any issue. It is time for a re-think read more


Dean Kannemeyer

The Master Of The Classics
Dean Kannemeyer

After a quiet Cape summer season by his own high standards, Milnerton trainer Dean Kannemeyer has set the world alight in the six weeks since setting up his permanent satellite base at the Summerveld Training Centre at Shongweni. He also talks about Real Princess’ prospects for the KRA Fillies Guineas on Saturday read more


Malan du Toit

Preaching to a new choir
Malan du Toit

Every horse is an individual and needs to be treated as such. It is hard work, it’s high risk, but it’s very rewarding and it is a tremendous privilege to do this work. read more

Sands of Time

Sands of Time – April 1995

1995 Gr3 African Breeders Stakes

Highveld amalgamation falls flat, Aussie imports continue to win features and Ormond Ferraris saddles the first four past the post in the SA Derby – for the second time. Aldora has a successful dispersal, Gosforth Park’s juvenile races play havoc with the form book and Shoe Express annihilates the Rupert Ellis Brown field, while Breeders Cup registration fees are postponed. read more