July Last Chance

Daily News 2000 meeting a dealbreaker for some
Pine Princess Gr1 SA Oaks 2014 JC Pics

With the Rising Sun Gold Challenge and the Cup Trail to come the week after this meeting where some older hard-knockers will be making their final bids for a big race run, all the July hopefuls racing this weekend will have to give it a full go read more

Hawkins: Scottsville Report Back

It is consistent - so punters, owners, trainers and jockeys at least know where they stand
Graeme Hawkins

He said that it really was unfortunate that so many, without any first-hand knowledge or without having visited Scottsville themselves recently, have taken to slating the condition of the track on various forums including social media read more

Tab Dividend Incorrect

The initial payout of R4,251.30 declared on Saturday was incorrect
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Punters who cashed a winning ticket at TAB before the payout was corrected must lodge a claim for the R1,502.10 underpayment read more

Breakfast With The Stars

"It is about having the right horses"
Britain's most well attended sporting event breaks all records as horseracing is the big winner

The 2015 Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom Downs Racecourse had everything – with three of the first four in the betting for Britain’s premier Classic, the Investec Derby, exercising on the course read more

Getting Jooste Winning

The business of racing
Ingrid & Markus Jooste - dominant force in SA racing

Though Jooste says no one should go into racing to make money, he adds that he runs his racing operation like he does Steinhoff.He is not sure how many horses he owns – a racing manager deals with that – but he buys between 30 and 40 horses a year read more

Opinion

The Need For Speed

Fasten your seatbelts for the Tsogo Sun Sprint

With good weather, good company and great racing, the 2015 Tsogo Sun Sprint day truly delivered. read more

NHA Chief Resigns

Newsflash
National Horseracing Authority

It is with regret that The National Horseracing Authority wishes to announce that Mr Denzil Pillay, the Chief Executive, has resigned read more

Opinion

Nothing Straight About Scottsville

'Mr Doom And Gloom' Anton Marcus is also positive about this horse over the 2000m on Saturday

If you are drawn high up the straight course, you are racing in what appears to be a long line of glue, suggests trainer Joey Ramsden read more

Opinion

Marsh And Mr T

Pepper's Point: Man down - thanks to Man Flu!

It was tremendous fun and a privilege and pleasure to join Marsh Shirtliff for a birthday celebration on Monday evening, arranged by his equally sociable son Guy, who has been in Singapore for several years now read more

Touch Of Class

Lerena rides sensational finish on well-bred filly
Touch The Sky

After the disappointing news about the injury of Triple Crown star Louis The King, trainer Geoff Woodruff had plenty to smile about when his magnificent grey Jet Master filly Touch The Sky came back to best to clinch the honours in sensational style read more

Potshots And Goodbye Cash

Fairview Bipot opener gives punters reason to feel cheated?
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Maybe it is time for Saftote to revisit the rules – possibly an exotic first leg scratching rule that voids the bet may be a much better option read more

Captain Of Speed

Stud career booked for speed champion
Captain Of All wins the 2015 Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint

Dennis Drier trained Captain Of All confirmed his status as the leading male sprinter in South Africa when he stormed to an emphatic victory in Saturday’s R1 million Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint at Scottsville read more

Easy For Alice

Gr1 double for Captain Al and for Klawervlei Stud
S'manga Khumalo steers Carry On Alice to a good win as Alboran Sea and Fly By Night chase in vain

The clash of the fairer sex titans in the R600 000 City Of Pietermaritzburg Fillies Sprint produced sweet revenge for Sean Tarry’s Captain Al filly Carry On Alice, who turned on the pace charm to beat her rival Alboran Sea in sensational style read more

Uncle Den Rocks The Medallion

Second Gr1 for Seventh Rock - who also sired last year's winner - and won the race himself in 2007!
Seventh Plain wins Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion

Trainer Dennis Drier notched up a superb fourth consecutive victory in the R600 000 Tsogo Sun Gr1 Gold Medallion when the very progressive Seventh Plain showed his field a clean pair of heels to maintain the Jooste stranglehold for the third year running read more

Entisaar All Class

Mike De Kock's Australian-bred flyer outclasses them
Entisaar wins the 2015 Gr1 Allan Robertson

The daughter of More Than Ready showed that her solitary defeat in four runs – at the hands of Speedy Suzy in the Pretty Polly Stakes – was all wrong, and she looks to have a very bright future ahead of her read more

The King Retires

Hopes of redeeming July bid dashed as former star retires
Louis The King - 2014 Triple Crown champion

Geoff Woodruff’s 2014 Triple Crown winner Louis The King has been retired from racing following an injury sustained in work read more

Opinion

The Need For Speed

Fasten your seatbelts for the Tsogo Sun Sprint

With good weather, good company and great racing, the 2015 Tsogo Sun Sprint day truly delivered. read more

Opinion

Nothing Straight About Scottsville

'Mr Doom And Gloom' Anton Marcus is also positive about this horse over the 2000m on Saturday

If you are drawn high up the straight course, you are racing in what appears to be a long line of glue, suggests trainer Joey Ramsden read more

Opinion

Marsh And Mr T

Pepper's Point: Man down - thanks to Man Flu!

It was tremendous fun and a privilege and pleasure to join Marsh Shirtliff for a birthday celebration on Monday evening, arranged by his equally sociable son Guy, who has been in Singapore for several years now read more

Opinion

I Keep Pinching Myself

A big Singapore weekend is behind us

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be a member of the team broadcasting one of the biggest International Gr1 events in the world, surrounded by some of the finest horses, trainers, jockeys and various media read more

Opinion

What A Wally!

Joey Ramsden's weekly ramble

When the guys on top – with the best intentions – are sending you in the opposite direction as well, it really does make for some tough decision making read more

Profile

Lucinda Woodruff

Move over Justin, there’s a new blonde in town
Lucinda Woodruff (credit: hamishNIVENPhotography)

With Terrance Millard as a grandfather, a top flight riding and training team as parents and her uncle Tony at the top of his game in Hong Kong, horses have always been in Lucinda Woodruff’s blood read more

Profile

Craig Zackey

Apprentice on the up
Craig Zackey (credit JC Photos)

It’s humbling to share the jockey room with the top riders. You look at them and think about your future. It makes you want to work harder and be more dedicated to get to their league. It also makes it extra special when you win read more

Sands of Time

Sands of Time – April 1995

1995 Gr3 African Breeders Stakes

Highveld amalgamation falls flat, Aussie imports continue to win features and Ormond Ferraris saddles the first four past the post in the SA Derby – for the second time. Aldora has a successful dispersal, Gosforth Park’s juvenile races play havoc with the form book and Shoe Express annihilates the Rupert Ellis Brown field, while Breeders Cup registration fees are postponed. read more