Marshall’s Rocket Of A Double

Chestnut’s Rocket has always been an above average sort

Chestnuts Rocket wins November Stakes

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

Last Season’s 2yo’s: Not Too Good?

Sales Races: 'Nothing wrong with chasing the money'

Muwaary wins Gr3 Graham Beck Stakes

“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…”
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Get Smart For Summer

Smart Call looks set to get back to winning ways

Smart Call too strong in Woolavington

The R400 000 Gr2 Ipi Tombe Challenge looks set to provide Pick 6 punters with a cheap penultimate leg read more

Trainer Survives Suspension Of Licence

Irregular and false entries in horse passports

National Horseracing Authority

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

SA Stars in UK Debut

Bernard Fayd'herbe partners Cold As Ice at Wolverhampton today

Cold As Ice - looks top drawer

“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

Looking At The Logs

Singapore racing today

IKING - In super form and will find this easier than his last start (Pic by Singapore Turf Club)

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

A Rare Blend – Indeed

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

Close Your Eyes – Dream Big!

Investec Day Of Dreams takes shape

One Million Dollars!

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

SAJA Keeping Pace With The Times

Five year plan developed

Healthy jockey

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

Commentator Swap Continued

Investec to repeat unique feature

Rouvaun Smit

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

Fillies Showpiece All Set For Thriller

Bass has a strong hand

Silver Mountain wins the Choice Carriers Championship

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

Cape – Small Fields Issue Addressed

Scratching rule also changed

Kenilworth logo

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

Bernardini Filly Rules The Roost

2015 CTS Lanzerac Ready To Run Sale Prices

Bernardini filly the R1.5 million sales topper

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

R5 Million – In Less Than A Minute!

Banker Trip To Heaven - or include three others?

Trip To Heaven

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

Go For Broke…With Azzman and Superman

Summer Cup Day temperatures set to soar

Abashiri - bad draw and fitness in doubt

The Gr2 Dingaans is a stomping ground for some great horses and there must be something hot amongst this lot read more

Newsflash: Cape Fillies Guineas

First leg of SA Triple Tiara

Avontuur Fillies Guineas

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

JJ’s Sister – A Rare Gift

Future superstar filly?

JJ The Jet Plane cost just R70 000

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!

Spencer Cook

Lofty whispered: “I do have this one very nice specimen, but unfortunately he is by Lithuanian.” read more

A Day Of Dreams

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

Return Of The Superhero

Birthday boy Corne Orffer goes all the way in big win for Brett Crawford

Captain America wins Green Point

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


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest



Good or bad?


Soft Leads – Jocks Playing Games

Joey Ramsden looks at a week of highs and lows


Thanks For Telling Us

Health warning - don't ever trust what you read on the label


Not Shabby, Mr Shaw!

So the final Group 1 of the season is over and we are fast approaching Christmas


Focus On The Customer!

Operators need to hire passionate and creative people for the job

Sands of Time – November 1995

Cape Horse of the Year - Flobayou

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

Sands of Time – October 1995

1995 Gr1 IGN Gold Bowl - The Monk

We turn the clock back 20 years to look at what happened in SA Racing during October 1995. read more


Anne Upton

Anne Upton

A Slice of Racing History


Callan Murray

Callan Murray (pic: JC Photographics)

Stepping Up