Another Brutal July

Equus Award Winner Charles Faull Speaks Out

Charles Faull (photo: Form Organisation)

2016 Equus Award winner for print media Charles Faull has his say on the Durban July, handicapping and why the R6 punter is the most important person in racing read more

Owner Body Takes Shape

Racing operator shows willingness to engage

Se Agabor wins at Greyville 28 Dec

Powerful KZN owner Brian Burnard has been mandated by a number of fellow owners to engage Gold Circle on their behalf in addressing the ever increasing unsustainability and lack of consultation read more

NHA: Mjoka Suspended

Has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed

National Horseracing Authority

Charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3 in that he failed to ride Miss Argentina out to the end of the race, thereby prejudicing his chances of obtaining first place. read more

Old Guard On Their Toes

Exciting that some have a classic look about them

Await The Dawn

A truly eclectic group of stallions will be represented by their first South African two-year-olds this season read more

Bonge – The Record Breaker

Two SA records shattered

Anthony Delpech rides Music World

Anthony Delpech will be crowned KZN champion jockey at the KZN Racing Awards ceremony at the Elangeni Hotel on Friday night read more

Ozzie’s Back

Ozzie Noach is back in South Africa

Ozzie Noach (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

After a year in Hong Kong, Oswald Noach is back and raring to go read more

Visionaire Relative Impresses

Half-sister's Gr3 success

Visionaire (Grand Slam - Scarlet Tango)

The blue blooded Visionaire, who is from the same male line as current sire sensations Iffraaj, Wootton Bassett, Speightstown and Quality Road, will stand his first season at Lammerskraal this year for a stud fee of R40 000 read more

NHA On The Road

Calling all trainers and vets


Information roadshow being held around the country read more

Marshall’s Million Moves

William Longsword looks very good!

Always In Charge

Vaughan Marshall has a veritable armada of three-year-old talent to go to war with this season – including Grade 1 winners Always In Charge and The Secret Is Out read more

Duke’s US Stakes Winner

30th Stakes Winner on the board

Duke Of Marmalade

Drakenstein Stud’s exceptional young sire Duke Of Marmalade was back in the headlines this weekend read more

Vote For Ride Of The Season

Closes on Wednesday at midnight

Marinaresco finishes 0.25 lengths behind The Conglomerate

The 2016 KZN Racing Awards take place at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban on Friday August 26 and includes a new ‘Ride Of The Season’ category that will be judged and voted for by the racing public read more

Century For Juglall

Rafaello hands former SA Champion apprentice century of wins

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The Garden City Trophy winner’s Australian-bred sire should not be confused with Avontuur’s international stakes winner producing hero by the same name – who is Irish bred read more

Australia’s Best Is Back

'Hard not to get carried away' - trainer


A large crowd turned up at Randwick to watch Cox Plate winner Winx read more

Raise Your Glass To Charles

Hinterland Cup win for Gilbert Rousset

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Charles Lytton, the former Justin Snaith-trained son of teaser Thomas Crown, opened his Mauritius account on Saturday read more

Scottish Wins Strensall

Yorker runs a cracking second after long break

Scottish seen winning Listed Steventon Stakes

Australia beckons for Scottish after he ran out a clear-cut winner of the Betfred Mobile Strensall Stakes at the York Ebor Festival on Saturday

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Final Day Of York Ebor Today

End of a fantastic week

Litigant (Oisin Murphy) wins the Ebor in 2015

We have reached that time of the year when thoughts turn to the Melbourne Spring Carnival, with trainers and owners keen to discover whether they possess a horse that could allow them to take part read more

National 2yo Sale A Success

All-time record average for a South African Two Year Old Sale

William Junior 218

The market proved strong and buoyant throughout two days of trading with a Silvano colt the top-seller read more

Cheyne Back With A Bang

The Fairview notebook

True Master Fairview Pinnacle

Greg Cheyne made it a cracking winning quartet at his first local meeting in eight months while trainer Justin Snaith celebrated a terrific top-liner Jet Master trifecta read more

BSA National 2yo Sale – Session 1

The highest priced colt went for R320 000

2014 TBA Ready To Run Sale Lot 27 - Unnamed (Bernardini - Coffee Shop)

The first session of the BSA National 2yo Sale was completed on Thursday evening with a Captain Al filly topping the billing at R800 000 read more

‘Trainers Must Obey Orders’

No excuses accepted by top owner

Gr2 Dubai City of Gold - POSTPONED (photo: Andrew Watkins)

“I am military. If I give someone an order he has to take my order. We do it like this. I’m not going to listen to a trainer giving me an order…” read more

Go Find That Star!

Looking for the next generation Bela-Bela?

Bela-Bela wins Woolavington

The colt likely to get the catalogues waving in session 2 on Friday is a three-part brother to Triple Crown winner Abashiri read more

The Best Of Both Worlds

Today - National 2yo Sale 2016 starts at 18h00

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The Pot of Gold – Two 3yo races for a Million Rand each exclusive to graduates of the 2016 National 2yo Sale read more

NHA: Zechner Conduct – Fined

Failed to appear at Inquiry

Karl Zechner - great ride

The National Horseracing Authority confirms that an inquiry was held at its offices on 16 August 2016, into the reasons why Jockey Karl Zechner failed to comply with a reasonable order from a licensed Official read more


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest


Another Brutal July

Equus Award Winner Charles Faull Speaks Out


A Benevolent NHA?

Just not a very chatty one


Book Review: Off-Track And Online

A look at new new media and technology in horse racing


The Curious Case of the Saddle Cloth and other Pressing Questions

(Or When A Rule Is Not A Rule)


Pat Shaw – 800 Up

One of the finest trainers I have been lucky enough to meet


Carl de Vos

Carl de Vos (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Varsfontein Stud Master


David Allan

David Allan (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

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