Checking Out China

Short Heads - Our weekly news snippets feature

A snap catch up of some of the week’s news read more

BSA’s Cash Relief For Breeders

R2 million cash back in breeders pockets

Call for all stakeholders to stand together in trying times read more

National 2yo Sale – Buyers Guide

Compulsory reading!

The Buyer’s Guide is an amazing, detailed summary of dam and siblings of the BSA National 2yo Sale read more

Winning Words

2017 Drakenstein Racing Writer Of The Year

We chat to 2017 Drakenstein Racing Writer Of The Year, Hans Ebert read more

Equus – Who Won What

Carry On Alice gets Sprinter Of The Year Award in hotly contested category

Legal Eagle, the Avontuur bred Greys Inn gelding was a popular choice as Horse Of The Year for the second consecutive season read more

Drakenstein Stud’s Racing Writer Of The Year Award for Hans Ebert

About that old Whyte Magic!

Judge finds submission ‘unique, and in-depth’ read more

Fairview Start – NHA Respond

Report back on The Cat and Placido

Providing more detailed information as to how Stipendiary Stewards reach their decisions is an aspect of reporting currently under review by the National Horseracing Authority read more

Life’s A Journey

Drakenstein Stud Farm Stallion Day

Drakenstein Stud Farm stallion day (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

And afternoon of excellence with the incredible Drakenstein Stud Farm team read more

When Frankie Phoned Larry…

Champion jockey makes a call to RA CEO

Italian makes sure he is in the team read more

2017 Eastern Cape Racing Awards

All the nominees

The 2016/17 Eastern Cape Racing Awards will take place at a gala dinner at Fairview Racecourse on 2 September 2017 read more

Oak Bay Could Be An Investment!

Maine Chance Farms offer exciting son of Maxios on Thursday

“He is a lovely flashy black colt and we are keen to see how the market responds to him” read more

Cape Jock Gets His Break In New Zealand

Ticket to ride for classy heavyweight!

It may be called the Land Of The Long White Cloud, but for Brandon Morgenrood, New Zealand has injected a bright ray of sunshine into his riding career read more

Dream Cheapie Wins The Million

Oldlands bred daughter of Indigo Magic shows the way

The fairer sex proved that there is still plenty of decent value to be found as the top three finishers cost a combined R155 000 – but banked a not to be snuffed at R925 000 between them! read more

Easy For Laird’s Broadway Trip

Top three priced runners fill trifecta

Trippi gelding overcomes a wide draw and makes up lengths in the home run to win the BSA August Million Colts & Geldings read more

Beach Patrol Wins Arlington Million

Son of Lemon Drop Kid could be on the up

The $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf is next on the agenda after the 4yo Beach Patrol stormed to a half length win in the Gr1 Arlington Million read more

Delpech Rides Ascot Winner

Jamie Spencer 2000 winner milestone - Fran Berry walks off with Silver Saddle

Breaking all records to get back to Scottsville today to fulfill his engagements, Delpech said he had thoroughly enjoyed the unique experience read more

Stipes Discretion Lacks Soul

Horseracing the loser - we need better explanations

A decision by the East Cape Stipendiary Board at Fairview on Friday in utilising a measure of discretion granted to them in terms of the rules appears, on the face of it, to lack any logic read more

Big Five On Show

Save the date - 3 September


Five Gr1 winning sire sons of champions on show read more

Fayd’herbe’s Gr1 ‘Courtesy’ Annoys Ramsden

Gr1 Premiers Champion Stakes frustration - but Ancestry can recoup in Cape Summer

‘I could have accepted it if he had quickened a bit and kept Richard Fourie three wide but this is racing. I don’t get an inch from Brett Crawford or Justin Snaith and nor do I expect it’ -Joey Ramsden read more

KZN Champions On Show

Ride Of The Season - now vote for your jockey

The annual KZN Racing Awards will take place at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban on the evening of Tuesday, 29 August read more

Delpech Speaks Ahead Of Saturday

Audio link - listen to the interview!

South African Champion Jockey Anthony Delpech admits he thought the chance to ride in Europe had passed him by read more

Glorious Rush Of The Sea

Urban Sea influence set to spread further in SA


Between them, Galileo and Sea The Stars were responsible for four group race winners at last week’s Glorious Goodwood festival read more

The Season’s Movers & Shakers

It's a game of cycles

The national statistics for the 2016/17 season have been released and like an end-of-term school report, there are those whose star is in the ascendancy and those whose marks are disappointing read more


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest


Winning Words

2017 Drakenstein Racing Writer Of The Year


Life’s A Journey

Drakenstein Stud Farm Stallion Day


Stipes Discretion Lacks Soul

Horseracing the loser - we need better explanations


Publications Ban – ‘A Disgrace’

Racing desperately needs a change of attitude


Once Upon A Time In The East

Can Racing Follow The Yellow Brick Road?


Amanda – Part of The Furniture!

Our Ladies In Racing - Celebrating Women's Day


Teresa Esplin

Teresa Esplin (photo: supplied)

Sing While You’re Winning