The top yards appear to hold all the aces in Saturday’s R2 million Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup. Trainer Geoff Woodruff goes for his third successive victory in the Gauteng flagship feature, but he will have to thwart a serious challenge from some of his big name colleagues
Chestnut’s Rocket has always been an above average sort
The Cape raiding combination of jockey MJ Byleveld and trainer Vaughan Marshall were on the mark with a 100% strike double at Fairview on Friday read more
Sales Races: 'Nothing wrong with chasing the money'
“I think the jury’s out on last season’s top two-year-old colts and fillies, who may not be as good as we have been thinking they are. Rabada, Seventh Plain and our own Entisaar have all failed to win their first three-year-old starts. There are more, including Lauderdale, Chestnuts N Pearls, Melliflora…”
Smart Call looks set to get back to winning ways
The R400 000 Gr2 Ipi Tombe Challenge looks set to provide Pick 6 punters with a cheap penultimate leg read more
Irregular and false entries in horse passports
The Inquiry Board after hearing evidence in mitigation, wholly suspended the cancellation of Mr Janse van Rensburg’s license and suspended R20 000 of the R60 000 fine imposed for a period of 5 years read more
Bernard Fayd'herbe partners Cold As Ice at Wolverhampton today
“I decided to give her a go on the All-Weather and this seemed the obvious route to go. She should be fit enough to run a good race” says William Haggas read more
Singapore racing today
As we count down the meetings to seasons end it may pay to have a quick glance at the Premiership tables to see who sits where and if it gets interesting in the run home. read more
Early bird special – Book a ticket before 9 December - get your 2nd ticket free!
In honour of the brand, its unique heritage and its valued legacy, the theme for the 2016 J&B™ Met is “A Rare Blend” read more
Investec Day Of Dreams takes shape
The now renamed CTS Cape Dream (formerly CTS Million Dollar) will be run at Kenilworth on 23 January 2016 – a day that includes the Gr1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes and the Gr1 Investec Cape Derby read more
Five year plan developed
The SA Jockey and Equine Research Institute will soon provide expert support services to our apprentice jockeys at the South African Jockey Academy read more
Investec to repeat unique feature
I am truly honoured to again be chosen as the voice to represent South Africa at Epsom. But more importantly, we are all looking forward to welcoming Richard Hoiles back to the Mother City to call the Investec Cape Derby again. read more
Bass has a strong hand
A quality field of thirteen will line up at Kenilworth on Saturday 5 December for the R1 million WSB Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas read more
Scratching rule also changed
As a measure to assist in solving the problem in Western Cape racing of small fields, it has been decided that from the December 12 meeting onwards, a system of declaring draws post acceptances for minor races will be implemented read more
2015 CTS Lanzerac Ready To Run Sale Prices
The richly endowed races attached to Ready To Run sales invariably attract 2yos sold at previous sales, only entered to qualify for the race read more
Banker Trip To Heaven - or include three others?
With over R5 million up for grabs in the Turffontein Pick 6, it is a daunting thought that we are either in or out in less than a minute in the first leg. read more
Summer Cup Day temperatures set to soar
The Gr2 Dingaans is a stomping ground for some great horses and there must be something hot amongst this lot read more
First leg of SA Triple Tiara
The barrier draw and final field announcement for the R1 million World Sports Betting Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas will be broadcast on Tellytrack Dstv 239 at 13h20 on Thursday 26 November read more
Future superstar filly?
A concerted team effort has seen Dr Marianne Thomson’s Ambiance Stud receive a half sister to globe-trotting sprint star, J J The Jet Plane read more
Too many Cooks can spoil the broth - but not this one!
Lofty whispered: “I do have this one very nice specimen, but unfortunately he is by Lithuanian.” read more
Cape Thoroughbred Sales’ Investec Cape Dream - formerly CTS Million Dollar
Important changes have been made to the Cape Summer of Champions season schedule and the highlight will be a third major day held at Kenilworth Racecourse in January 2016 read more
Birthday boy Corne Orffer goes all the way in big win for Brett Crawford
Captain America produced the heroics for a superbly clinical victory at Kenilworth on Saturday, when disposing of SA Horse Of The Year and his former stable Futura in an exciting finish to the R400 000 Gr2 Green Point Stakes read more
SP readers’ comments digest
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Joey Ramsden looks at a week of highs and lows
Health warning - don't ever trust what you read on the label
So the final Group 1 of the season is over and we are fast approaching Christmas
Operators need to hire passionate and creative people for the job
1 – 7 November Global Warming The 4 November Germiston November Handicap looked a walkover for National Emblem. However, there is no such thing as a racing certainty and in the event, Stuart Pettigrew’s front-running Golden Globe caused a 40/1 upset. Rene Bonham got his charge over smartly from his wide draw and simply led […] read more