Smith Runner Can Place Today

Straight from the horse's mouth

What the trainers say about their first-timers today read more

Groom’s Schools – Where Are They?

NHA should help says former Gold Circle Chairman

Pocket Power, Boy Boy Jevu

“These grooms look after millions of rands worth of horseflesh and many of them have never even dealt with horses before being employed…” read more

11h00 Wednesday 3 May – Time For A Lifechanger

National Yearling Sale: 3 to 5 May - starts 11h00 every day

The countdown is now well under way for the 41st renewal of our oldest and most pretigious sale which commences at the TBA Sales Complex in Germiston at 11h00 on Wednesday 3 May read more

Go Big On Japan

Gr1 Audemars Piguet QEII Cup

Good Thursday track work has given us more confidence that Neorealism could be the right one read more

It’s A Numbers Game

BSA National Yearling Sale 2017 - Here Are The Ones That Matter

National Yearling Sale (photo: TBA)

Our never-say-die breeding fraternity are to be commended for bouncing back with the perfect tonic – a genuine quality bumper and varied catalogue, to lift the spirit in 2017 read more

Buyer’s Guide – All The Insight You Need!

BSA National Yearling Sale 2017 - Buyer's Guide

Clever buyers come prepared… read more

Misleading Docs – Soma Fined

Has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed

Submitted a false or misleading registration of ownership document read more

Power Of None?

Stipes now forced to ask jockeys to object?

Are the National Horseracing Authority taking their motto of the ‘Power Of One’ a touch too literally? Read more in our weekly news snippets feature read more

Amanda Bids CTS Farewell

Tribute paid to energetic staffmember

One of the founding members of CTS in 2012, Amanda played a major role in the company’s rise to prominence over the last five years read more

Kenilworth Today – First Timers

Straight from the horse's mouth

What the trainers say read more

Where Have All The Cowboys Gone?

More Horse In Our Discourse

Where is the horse in our discourse? We have administrators and track managers and bean counters, rather than ex jockeys, ex trainers and folks who know the feel of leather in their hands and whose bodies carry reminders of what happens when the basics are not adhered to. read more

Delpech for Shergar Cup

Jockey Line-Up Revealed

Anthony Delpech (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Anthony Delpech to join Rest Of The World team for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup read more

‘Our Fault’ Says Hawkins

Internal Inquiry with Track Managers after start embarassment

Greyville Racecourse aerial view4

‘The width of the track after installing the 6m false rail did not allow for 14 runners to be safely despatched’. Senior jockey apologises on behalf of riders read more

Cape Clean Sweep

Good start for Peter Muscutt

The Ideal World filly Louisiana made it a feature clean sweep for the Cape visitors at Greyville on Sunday read more

Feature Double For Snaith

Cape trainer has made a flying start to his 2017 KZN campaign

Cape Winter Derby winner Elusive Silva, like Krambambuli who won earlier, is one of 9 Justin Snaith Vodacom Durban July entries read more

Staying All Day

Gold Cup prospect shows his paces after rest

Smart stayer Krambambuli gave Justin Snaith the first leg of a feature double at Greyville on Sunday read more

Lunn Family Share Their Story

Nina was diagnosed with Stage 3 locally advanced breast cancer

The Lunn family have been members of the South African horseracing community for many years read more

Newsflash: Greyville Delayed – No News

No comment available from Duty Manager

The problem appeared to be related to a rail position pointed out by Jockey Anthony Delpech as the field were about to load read more

Jessica’s ‘Best Moment Ever’

Nother Russia storms to Gr1 success

While eyebrows were raised in some quarters when the R1 million HSH Princess Charlene Of Monaco Gr1 Empress Club Stakes was delayed a week to fit into the royal schedule, the climax of a thrilling sentimental win for South African horseracing’s own ‘royal families’ dominated matters on a big day read more

Chase Earns His Stripes

Drakenstein bred daughter of Silvano opens her stakes account

An inspired bit of quick thinking initiative halfway down the home straight by jockey Chase Maujean sealed victory for the Geoff Woodruff-trained Silver Stripe read more

‘Horseracing At Phumelela’s Heart’- Du Plessis

Part of the reason for the widening loss was an increase in prize money paid out

Rabada wins in Turffontein on 2015-03-28

“Local prize monies increased in line with the formula set out in the stakes agreement with the Racing Association,” read more

Jackson’s Brother Tops Select Sale

Captain Al daughter is top of the fairer sex table - see the full price list here

Jackson, Stallion

A full brother to multiple Gr1 winner and Highlands, a part of Ridgemont, stallion Jackson topped the Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale read more

Murray’s Purple Patch Rolls On

Snaith celebrates at Fairview

Talented young rider Callan Murray maintained his extraordinary run of feature successes when he produced the Mogok Filly Fortissimus late in proceedings read more

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