Derby Month Starts

Friday 1 July in Singapore

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A stand-alone Friday meeting to start the Emirates Singapore Derby month of July and the mixed-surface meeting looks a good one for punters. read more

‘Not A Normal Horse’

The great July debate

Abashiri (photo: JC Photographics)

Azzie said he had to put out of his head everybody saying Abashiri had too much weight to carry in the July, “because this is not a normal horse, this is a special horse.” read more

‘Abashiri Has No Chance’ – Expert

The Ringer's big race preview

Robert Bloomberg

Everybody is entitled to an opinion as to a July winner. Few guys are better qualified than Robert Bloomberg to express one read more

A Man And A Mountain

Negroamaro is scratched - Secret Seven comes in

Silver Mountain

Veteran trainer Mike Bass enjoys what is probably his final serious opportunity to win a Gr1 on his swansong July day after 40 years of training racehorses read more

NHA: Yeni Suspended

Waives right of appeal - suspended from 3rd to 9th July

Muzi Yeni

Failed to ensure he did not cause interference read more

Khumalo: NHA Open Inquiry

Bling to face music

Smanga Khumalo

The ride on Captain Courteous has created a storm of anger from punters read more

1894

Short Heads - A 120th Anniversary July Special

1973 Rothmans July

The earliest running of the Durban July was on 21 July 1894 over a mile read more

Beached In Bali – So Sad

Anybody feeling sorry for Mr Pepper?

Bali

To lift my spirits, I will be watching the July day in its entirety from a beach lounger in Bali hopefully not scaring too many families while donning my budgie smuggler read more

Today – Gambling On Dreams

It's Durban July week!

Horse Fair (Rosa Bonheur)

There can be no greater advert for the KZN Yearling Sale than 2014 Triple Crown winner, Louis The King, although he’s not the only gem to have been found there – not by a long shot. So if you’re in the mood to gamble on a dream, then this year’s catalogue has you spoilt for choice read more

Met Winner Lands In UK

Mauritius behind her - now the next step to international fame

Smart Call

Smart Call is likely to have a run in the UK before flying out to the USA read more

Security – Life Of A July Runner

Ashburton trio are on fire ahead of Saturday

Ten Gun Salute Michael Roberts Handicap

Ten Gun Salute, his every move stalked by his private security, stretched nicely over 800m on the sand with big race rider Muzi Yeni aboard read more

Irish Derby Festival Shakes Cartier Racing Awards

Minding leads the pack

Investec Oaks winner, Minding

The awards were established in 1991 to reward excellence in horseracing read more

The Finch Has Flown

Joey Ramsden's ramble

Taxi

Thank heavens for the Lewis Hamilton-style taxi driver who got me to the sales ground in the nick of time. read more

The Power Of O

Five exciting lots at the Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale

Military Attack wins the Gr1 Hong Kong Gold Cup

Military Attack, a son of Avontuur’s resident sire Oratorio, is one of four thoroughbreds up for the award of Hong Kong Champion Middle Distance Horse Of The Year this season read more

Great race not to be ‘Eclipsed’

Saturday sees the running of one of the world’s very great contests

Sadler's Wells

It attracts very little attention in the local press due to it’s being run on the same day as the Vodacom Durban July read more

July Scratching – The Wife’s In!

Trophy Wife gets a run as first reserve

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KZN Million Mile runner-up and Daily News winner, Rabada is out read more

Weighty Issues

Charles Faull on the 2016 Durban July

Jim Russell with Pamphlet (photo: Form Organisation)

Charles Faull digs deep in his vaults for some of the best July stories never told and shares his thoughts on the 2016 Durban July field read more

Three Good Questions – Tellytrack & Gold Circle respond

Where’s Logic, Asks Punter

It's A Beautiful Day! Racing goes ahead at Greyville today

The Legal Eagle connections may have committed a “professional foul” by leaving him in until the weights were published, but they were within their rights to do so read more

Aussies Muscle In On July

Trade has increased - and they are making their mark

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Paul Guy, has dedicated a large chunk of his professional career to convincing South African trainers, owners and fellow agents about the merits of purchasing Australian-bred racehorses read more

Some Dead Ringers

Graeme Hawkins...Harrison Ford...Grant Knowles...Brad Pitt...read on

Do ypu see the resemblance?

In Racing’s South African village we appear to have a number of twins. Some of our prominent racing folk have celebrity brothers and sisters. read more

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Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest

Vodacom Durban July

  • ‘Not A Normal Horse’

    The great July debate

  • ‘Abashiri Has No Chance’ – Expert

    The Ringer's big race preview

  • 1894

    Short Heads - A 120th Anniversary July Special

  • Beached In Bali – So Sad

    Anybody feeling sorry for Mr Pepper?

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    Anybody feeling sorry for Mr Pepper?

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    The Finch Has Flown

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    Opinion

    Weighty Issues

    Charles Faull on the 2016 Durban July

    Opinion

    Some Dead Ringers

    Graeme Hawkins...Harrison Ford...Grant Knowles...Brad Pitt...read on

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    Racing Must Take Charge Of Destiny

    Racing and corporatization are incompatible

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    Recipe For Success

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    Douglas Whyte

    Douglas Whyte (photo: HKJC)

    Ticking The Boxes