Wayward But Wow!

Luna De Victoria overwhelms opposition to win Sunday feature

For reasons known only to her, Luna De Victoria lugged right across her field taking Extra Zero and Lady Tatty with her in the process. But she won going away in the end… Read More

Great performance by Luna De Victoria despite sideways move late in the race

Great performance by Luna De Victoria despite sideways move late in the race

Queen’s Horse Fails Drug Test

2013 Gold Cup Winner Estimate Positive for Morphine

HRH The Queen with Estimate after the 2013 Gold Cup victory

Sir Michael Stoute-trained Estimate, owned by HRH Queen Elizabeth II, returned a positive test after finishing second in the Ascot Gold Cup. Initial indications are that the positive test resulted from the consumption of a contaminated feed product. Read More

Hawkins:Jumping For Joy

There's always a great story when it comes to good horses and great racing people

Hawkins

Hawkins was given to Carol Woodruff (Millard) on his retirement and was actually a member of Geoff Woodruff’s string when he started training on 1 October 1988. His son Timothy was born on Wednesday 19 October and Geoff had his first runner on that Saturday at Milnerton. Interestingly it was a horse called Third Admiral, ridden to victory by Felix Coetzee! Read More

Third Gold For Kannemeyer?

Golden memories as we look back to Kannemeyer's first winner

Glen Hatt and Colonoal Girl withsash_compressed

More golden memories as we look back on Gold Cup favourite Hot Ticket’s trainer Dean Kannemeyer’s first winner in this race in 2000. Gary Player’s mare was a rugged stayer, but the race was not without controversy Read More

History In The Making

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate set to feature at England’s legendary Glorious Goodwood

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Glorious Goodwood at Sussex Downs will host the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Stakes on Friday 1 August 2014 Read More

New Turf Tragedy

Prominent local transport company loses member of staff and 3 horses in tragic road accident

New Turf Carriers

Transport companies and their staff are an invaluable cog in the racing industry machine, spending long hours on our roads each day, ensuring that our horses get to the stud farm, the sales, the training centre and of course the racecourse and back. It is something that we take for granted, but something without which our industry simply could not exist. Read More

Going Backwards Forwards

Horseracing should be selling itself - newspapers are a great place to start

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Force the public to become interested, just as poker, NASCAR, wrestling, and mixed martial arts have done. Just as milk did years ago and insurance is doing now. It requires an inventive marketing mind on a national level, not just marketing heads at individual racetracks. It is the fractured nature of racing that has hurt the sport Read More

Snaith Shadows Greeff

National Championship in bag and runner-up in PE

Indian Hawk carries topweight in Monday's Fairview poly topliner

Cape trainer Justin Snaith is in the home run of the greatest season of his life. With total stakes earned of close on R19 million, he is R4,5 million ahead of Geoff Woodruff in the SA Champion trainer title race. The Western Cape is also wrapped up but there is still a local title that looks frustratingly just out of his reach down PE way. Read More

Rose Wins The Palm

Duncan Howell's Toreador filly just too strong for Gauteng stayer

Desperately close as the local hope withstands the Gauteng raider

Gauteng-based Joey Soma swooped into Scottsville and just failed to pick up the feature spoils as Duncan Howells’ Roc ‘N Rose shows her appreciation for the ground – and the benefit of a 3kg weight pull! Read More

O’Brien Dominates Irish Oaks

Family affair for the O'Briens

Bracelet beats Tapestry and Volume to win the Irish Oaks

O’Brien saddled the first two. with his son Joseph riding the second placed Tapestry. He also had the fourth home, Beyond Brilliance, an 80-1 shot who was ridden by his daughter, Ana. She became the first woman to ride in the race Read More

Opinion

Going Backwards Forwards

Horseracing should be selling itself - newspapers are a great place to start

Force the public to become interested, just as poker, NASCAR, wrestling, and mixed martial arts have done. Just as milk did years ago and insurance is doing now. It requires an inventive marketing mind on a national level, not just marketing heads at individual racetracks. It is the fractured nature of racing that has hurt the sport Read More

How To Extend July Fever

If one big raceday isn't enough, here's how to make that July fix last

If you like horses and people and think all the rest is dross, then make sure you extend your next July visit, take a meander to the Midlands and stay for the Winter Workshop Read More

SA’s Export Hopes

Professor Ian Sanne talks about the Equine Health Fund

If I tried to match the successes that the ERC has had in my own field of speciality, I’d have had to spend 20 million US dollars. Read More

Profiles

Justin Snaith

Justin Snaith – How the Cape won the Championship

Anyone can train a horse, it’s what you do when the wheels fall off – that’s the difference between being good and being great. Successful trainers are the ones who know what to do when things go wrong and who can pick up the pieces and carry on. Read More

Deez Dayanand

We All Scream Ice-Cream

The energetic and popular Tellytrack presenter admits that he is sick for the game and is widely regarded as having few peers when it comes to playing the role of an apolitical goodwill ambassador for the sport wherever he goes. Read More

Sands of Time

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

Sands Of Time – May 1994

1994 Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint - SOUND OF RHUM - finish

SA apprentice makes waves in Macau, Strydom suspended and Rob de Kock joins NHA. Special Preview is Highveld Horse of the Season, Crimson Waves carries the Beck colours back into the winner’s enclosure and Durban Turf Club cuts stakes. Read More

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