Snaith Sets Sail

Kenilworth card looks tricky

Snaith has hardly taken his foot off the juice since a hectic climax to last season and with Equus and the back slapping shows now behind him, he is all set to start from scratch and do it all over again as he sets sail for his next championship bid. Read More

SA champion trainer looks ready to start new season in earnest

Johnny Rockets

SA Star Calls It A Day

Top Sprinter to retire to Mauritzfontein

Shea Shea

He was a class above his rivals as a young horse in South Africa, winning the Gr1 Golden Horse Casino Sprint as a three-year-old and the Gr1 Computaform Sprint in his four-year-old career Read More

Lynam’s Got The Power

Kyllachy sires top two in Nunthorpe

Sole Power and Richard Hughes fly late to win the Nunthorpe

The 11-4 favourite gave trainer Eddie Lynam and Hughes all four Group One sprints so far this season, while Mike De Kock’s Shea Shea fizzled right out to run downfield Read More

Singapore Racing – Sunday

Sunday 24 August

It will be interesting to see if followers of Joao Moreira have “pockets-full” after Friday or are licking their brazilian wounds heading to the 11 race card on Sunday. Read More

Kzn:Track Update

No grassing over problems

Greyville. All seems well again and racing goes on

Both tracks are benefitting from the current warm spell which promotes grass growth and they will benefit further from the seasonal rains which will hopefully be on their way soon Read More

The Emerald Jet!

Zaki runner looks a serious Emerald Cup prospect

Jet Jamboree puts name into Emerald Cup hat with  impressive win

The 2011 Listed Darley Arabian winner registered his hat trick of wins on the sand and the result was never in doubt as he powered on relentlessly. Jet Jamboree is likely to start favourite for Africa’s richest sand race Read More

Singapore Racing – Friday

Friday 22 August

He’s back. The man they call “Magic”, Joao Moreira, returns to racing in Singapore for a full-weekend for the first time since 2013. Read More

Australia Wins Juddmonte

Sweeping victory after rest

Australia's connections are all smiles

As Australia is so regally bred, being by Derby winner Galileo out of Oaks heroine Ouija Board, he is a priceless asset to the Coolmore breeding operation. There would be a huge demand to see him back against Kingman in the QEII at Ascot Read More

Saddle To Saddle

Transition from four legs to two wheels made to look easy

Genevieve Michel

Thirteen years after an horrific career-ending injury, a history-making former professional jockey has discovered a whole new world of challenges and represents South Africa this weekend Read More

Magic Of Molly

'Fill Your Wally' ! Mollett grabs Equus double as SA's foremost print journalist

Dave Mollett : Equus Champ 2014

Despite his enormous popularity and the numerous accolades heaped on him as a top division leading television personality, Mollett showed again that he is no slouch in the less glamorous print division Read More

Opinion

Racy Blondes Have More Fun

Khumalo And Snaith : Racing's New PR Poster Blondes?

“Racing. It’s A Rush”…The press release sounds rather pony-tailish – full of words, sure, but tired ones. Our man Bling – charismatic, young, black and a champ in a tough game – would pump life into the marketing. Also for the PR bods to sign up is another young blond, albeit a natural one – Justin Snaith. Read More

Catching Up With Karis

Karis Teetan talks Hong Kong, Happy Valley and getting by with a little help from your friends

When I go to the gate and look around me, I see the best jockeys in the world. Doug Whyte, Joao Moreira, Zac Purton – these are top jockeys, they’re superheroes. Read More

Seeing The Light

Some lovely runners at Kenilworth on Wednesday!

It is difficult to understand how she can be rated above horses like Kingvoldt, In the Cruise and Act of War. In fact, when you look at it, Variety Club was rated 118 when he left South Africa. Read More

What’s The Rush?

Racing's Products Only Suited To Experienced Players & Serious Gamblers?

The most crucial element to marketing is having a genuine belief in what is being sold as without this failure is almost guaranteed. It is equally important to reach out to customers with something that they would want Read More

Profiles

Michael Varney

Michael Varney – & They’re Off !

Michael Varney is the brand ambassador and National Marketing Manager for the newly launched ‘Racing, It’s A Rush’. We find out more about Michael, Marketing and why he thinks Racing Is A Rush. Read More

Greg Cheyne - rides Twentymanjones

Taking Brand Cheyne To The Next Level

Cape based jockey Greg Cheyne has his sights set on a top five finish on the national jockey log this season Read More

Sands of Time

Sands Of Time – August 1994

Stateway wins the 1994 Gr1 Gold Cup

Gold Cup is won by PE challenger Arthur Miller and 7yo Stateway. Amberpondo wins the Summerveld Stakes and Flobayou makes a winning 4yo debut in the Stewards Cup. Pas de Quoi bows out on a high with a win in the Champion Stakes and the ARCSA Awards are held in the Greyville parade ring on race day. Stanley Greeff achieves a career best of 123 winners for the season, finishing 7th on the national log on stakes. Taban wins the Natal Mercury and Dahlia’s Legacy wins the Golden Slipper. Cape challenger Hainan Dao is a shock winner of the Gold Vase and La Fabulous wins the KZN Breeders Challenge. Read More

Sands of Time – July 1994

1994 Gr1 Mainstay International

Bacio rewards Garth Puller by winning the Durbanville Oaks and Gary Alexander saddles 6 on a card. The mood in the Cape is as black as the weather and the Winter Series has to be rearranged to accommodate the tracks. A big day for Stanley Greeff in the EC Paddock Stakes and Dions renews sponsorship of EP Derby. Flaming Rock bows out with a 2nd in the Mainstay. Read More

Sands Of Time – June 1994

1994 Gr1 Rothmans July - SPACE WALK - finish

SA has 2nd favourite in Epsom Derby, Basil Marcus extends HK jockey championship lead, Imperial Despatch wins the Daily News and a new race record for Taban in the Chairman’s Stakes. Pas De Quoi thwarts Flaming Rock’s designs on a 4th Schweppes title and Genevieve Michel becomes first SA-trained lady jockey. Surfing Home shows his July mettle in the Mainstay Trial, while Eli’s Truth is deemed not up to scratch. Rain, jockey protests and a huge who-ha in the July, as the race is awarded to Space Walk and Odessa wins the Breeders’ Championship Read More

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