Whisky Baron (photo: Wayne Marks)

Craig and Ross Kieswetter

Whisky Barons !

Craig and Ross Kieswetter are an integral part of the Ridgemont Stud empire. With Ridgemont’s recent acquisition of Highlands Farms Stud and the boys’ Sun Met runner Whisky Baron, we got to know them a little better read more

Pippa Mickleburgh (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Pippa Mickleburgh

Make It A Double!

With a Queen’s Plate double in the trophy cabinet and a high quality draft for the 2017 Cape Premier Yearling Sale, we chat to Avontuur GM, Pippa Mickleburgh read more

Dr Andreas Jacobs (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography

Andreas Jacobs

The Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes

Maine Chance Farms have sponsored the Gr1 Paddock Stakes since 2013. With a stellar line-up for Saturday’s renewal – including Maine Chance runner, Silver Mountain – we chat to Dr Andreas Jacobs read more

Adam Marcus (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Adam Marcus

Paying His Dues

With 5 years’ experience and another Graded win under his belt, young trainer Adam Marcus has his sights set firmly on the top read more

Donovan Dillon (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Donovan Dillon

New Generation, Old Fashioned Values

With a professionalism and dedication that belie his fresh-faced 23 years, Donovan Dillon seems a jockey cut from the cloth of days gone by. We chat to Goodhope Racing’s first choice rider. read more

Jeff Lloyd (photo: supplied)

Jeff Lloyd

From 'The Guv' to 'The GOAT'

From being told he’d never ride again, to winning the Brisbane premiership and clocking a record-breaking 7 winners at the Sunshine Coast, at 55 years old Jeff Lloyd is better than ever! read more

Dr Jim Antrobus (photo: Highlands Farms Stud)

Jim Antrobus

South Africa's James Herriott

Jim Antrobus is the sort of person you always want around in a crisis. Calm under pressure with a deft touch with even the most temperamental of mares, he is a vet par excellence. Highlands’ resident vet for many years, Jet Master’s personal physician and an accomplished breeder in his own right, there is only one Dr Jim. read more

Mike Robinson (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Michael Robinson

Family Affair

Popular Cape conditioner Michael Robinson chats to us about going out on his own, dealing with tricky horses and saddling his first Fillies Guineas runner in his own right in Smokey Affair read more

Geoff Woodruff (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Geoff Woodruff

He Who Dares

Geoff Woodruff talks us through his runners for the 2016 Gr1 Summer Cup and his hopes for 4 in a row read more

Neil Bruss (photo: Gold Circle)

Neil Bruss

Globetrotting Trainer

In September 2016 Neil Bruss left to ply his trade in Saudi Arabia. With 10 race meetings under his belt so far this season, he has accomplished 7 winners and 11 places from 29 runners and earnings of over R1,5 million. We find out how he’s getting on. read more

Jane Thomas

Ready To Run

We chat to Far End Farm’s Jane Thomas about nearly 2 decades in the business and her thoughts on the forthcoming Emperor’s Palace CTS Ready To Run draft read more

Gareth van Zyl (photo: Gold Circle)

Gareth van Zyl

New school trainer, old school values

Gareth van Zyl has got his career off to a dream start, saddling two winners from his first two runners at Greyville’s Pink Drive meeting last Friday. We chat to the newest addition to our local training ranks. read more

Etienne van der Westhuizen as Kid Colt

Etienne van der Westhuizen

Pulp Fiction

Photo book hero, racehorse owner and legendary punter – the Sporting Post catches up with Etienne van der Westhuizen a.k.a. Kid Colt read more

Gary Alexander (photo: JC Photos)

Gary Alexander

Jumping Jack

Turffontein-based Gary Alexander tells us about his sprint sensation, Kangaroo Jack read more

Liesl King

International Photographer

If it was just pressing a button, anyone could to it. Unfortunately a lot of people seem to think that’s all there is to it, which is why there’s a lot of awful photographs out there, but I guess if it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have a job! read more

Nick Gordon (photo: supplied)

Nick Gordon

Turn To The Sports Pages First

Nick Gordon tells us why the sports section is more important than the front page and talks about his new position at Racing, It’s A Rush read more

Anthony Delpech (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Anthony Delpech

Chasing The Sun

Anthony Delpech discusses his international riding career, breaking records, special horses and riding Smart Call in the Gr1 Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket read more

Greg Ennion (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Greg Ennion

It’s not a job, it’s more of a disease

We chat to Greg Ennion about the Durbanville refurb, buying value horses and why training is more of a disease than a job description read more

Andrew Fortune (photo: Coastal Photos)

Andrew Fortune

Living Gratefully

Andrew Fortune: My motto is if you call me to come and ride, I’ll turn up. If you ask me to come and ride, I’ll be there tomorrow and try my best. I’m very different from the Andrew in Cape Town and I hope people’s perception of me is changing read more

Margot Steyn

Margot Steyn

Girl Power

At some point you need to step out of your comfort zone and to be honest, there’s never really a ‘good’ time – you’ve just got to get on and do it. read more

Alan Greeff (Photo: Coastal Photos)

Alan Greeff

Wet Saddle Blankets

Alan Greeff talks to us about horses, racing and the value of good old-fashioned hard work read more

Paul Gadsby (photo: Gold Circle)

Paul Gadsby

Going Great Guns

I’m normally a little bit hesitant when it comes to buying first season sires. but in the case of Gimmethegreenlight it was different. I’ve always been a fan – any horse that can beat Variety Club twice fair and square must be an absolute champion. read more

Carl de Vos (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Carl de Vos

Varsfontein Stud Master

Carl de Vos is been part of the Varsfontein Stud firmament since 1988. He talks to us about the farm, the breeding season, Legend and Gimmethegreenlight’s spectacular freshman crop read more

David Allan (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

David Allan

Home from home

There are not many bloodstock people outside South Africa that take a lot of notice of us, but those who do, do it with a passion. Bloodstock consultant and manager David Allan tells us why he’s one of them. read more

Mick Goss (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Mick Goss

The Story Of Ten

Summerhill boss Mick Goss talks to us about winning their 10th Breeders’ Championship and why South Africa is in a better spot than it’s ever been read more


Mike Bass

That Little Bit Extra

Mike Bass talks to us about retirement, having a race named after him and Marinaresco’s chances for the Gr1 Mike & Carol Bass Champions Cup read more