Delpech Bounces Back

Top jockey wins on second ride back
Anthony Delpech  - back with a quick winner

It was fortunately not a complex fracture and Delpech originally planned to be back in time to partner star 3yo Majmu in the J&B Met on Saturday read more

Met Day – Snaith Comments

Jono Snaith shares his thoughts on the day's card
Jono Snaith

We’re very happy with the team we’re taking to the races. If the other guys slip up, our horses will be there. We’re quietly confident that one of ours could quite easily pop up and surprise. read more

Stipes Ready For Met Day

Ensuring that things run smoothly and by the book
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Saturday’s bumper J&B Met meeting will be a routine, albeit busy, day at the office for the sport’s policemen, the National Horseracing Authority Stipendiary Stewards read more

Day Of The Generals

Met Day - One day to go!
Ertijaal wins Sea Cottage Stakes_compressed

It doesn’t get much better that two top yards clashing in one of South Africa’s great classic races. It is the clash of the unbeaten lightly-raced Aussie versus the established local star going for seven in a row. Sound like a one-sided affair? Don’t be fooled… read more

Tribute to In A Rush

2013 Emerald Cup winner, In A Rush, suffers catastrophic breakdown
In A Rush - training gallop

You gave so much and asked for so little in return. You have enriched my life and have been, since the day you were born, an endless source of joy and pleasure to me and those around you. read more

De Kock Triumphs for 7th time

Won in facile fashion by the imposing Vercingetorix
Vercingetorix lands a seventh Al Rashidiya for trainer Mike de Kock under Christophe Soumillon
(Pic: Dubai Racing Club // Andrew Watkins)

The master again flew the SA flag with pride when he registered his seventh win overall, and his fourth consecutive victory, in the Dubai Racing Carnival’s Gr2 Al Rashidiya read more

Opinion

Pride Of Ownership

Barry Irwin on the real reason people buy horses

in order for anybody to want to get involved in the challenge of becoming a racehorse owner, the sport must be worthy enough of the owners’ support. Few prospects for racehorse ownership want to be involved in a sport that is perceived by the public to have cooties. read more

Opinion

Pride Of Ownership

Barry Irwin on the real reason people buy horses

in order for anybody to want to get involved in the challenge of becoming a racehorse owner, the sport must be worthy enough of the owners’ support. Few prospects for racehorse ownership want to be involved in a sport that is perceived by the public to have cooties. read more

Opinion

J&B Met Memories In The Mix

In 2005 Alastor won for Sean Tarry – to quote a household name in Jockey Garth Puller: “When the bookies saw the age of the horse, they priced him 25-1.When they saw the age of the jockey,they doubled it to 50-1!” read more

Opinion

Big Bucks In Buffalo

Sean Tarry and I are great friends and competitors

We are now dealing with proper breeding stock, sired by proper sires, which makes it that much more difficult to choose and also that much more expensive, says Joey Ramsden read more

Opinion

J&B Met 2015 – A Golden Opportunity

The extraordinary story of 1965 Met winner, Speciality

Justice had been served since, after winning the Gold Cup in 1962, Speciality had run close seconds in the July, the Queen’s Plate and the Met in which he ran 5th 2 ½ lengths behind The Giant in 1964. It was as one paper put it, “Third Time Lucky”. read more

Profile

Mike Bass

The Original 'Mighty Mike'
Mike Bass - outside hope

Mike Bass’s secret to training success? It’s a matter of getting horses fit, making sure they don’t hurt themselves and trying to keep them in one piece. read more

Profile

Lars Kelp

The Man With An Eye For A Tiger
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Call him clever. Call him astute. Call him lucky. The vastly experienced horseman has made a flying start to his association with racing in this country and has proven himself to have a deadly eye for a good horse. read more

Sands of Time

Sands of Time – January 1995

1995 Gr1 J&B Met

January sees Gauteng stakes go up, Empress Club retires, Cape Sales are a success and Bushmanland takes the 1995 Cape Argus Guineas. Flobayou notches his 9th career win, Zim racing suffers a devastating loss, Shepherd’s Moon walks the Paddock Stakes and Newmarket gets a new betting hall. Millard jnr saddles the first two past the post in the J&B Met and clever riding wins the J&B Reserve Stayers. read more

Sands of Time

Sands Of Time – December 1994

1994 Queen's Plate

Sports betting not a success in the Cape, Mark Watters struck off, spiralling debt forces the TBA to implement credit control measures, Gauteng clubs move closer to amalgamation. Shepherd’s Moon wins the Cape Fillies Guineas, Muis Roberts launches his autobiography in South Africa and Rusty Pelican wins the Premium Stakes. Wally Segal retires. Fields for the Cape season start to shape up and Crimson Waves wins the Queen’s Plate. read more

Sands of Time

Sands of Time – November 1994

Vincent O'Brien

Vincent O’Brien retires, Quick Wit wins the November Handicap & Flobayou wins the Merchants. Britain implements random drug testing on jockeys, the HRA changes betting units, Stanley Greeff becomes our winning-most trainer and Western Rocket wins the Computaform Stakes. There’s disappointment in the Dingaans, Tobie van Booma wins the Mauritian jockey championship, and another son of Model Man hits the spotlight. read more

Sands of Time

Sands Of Time – October 1994

1994 Gr1 Gold Bowl

Japanese jockey causes upset in the 1994 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, first barrier trials held at Milnerton, Russian Fox passes away, Surfing Home wins the Gold Bowl and Special Preview makes a winning comeback. read more