Murray’s Magic Gr1 Treble

Legal Eagle's honour in defefat

On a Champions Day of mixed emotions for trainer Geoff Woodruff and SA’s leading owners Mayfair Speculators, 20 year old jockey Callan Murray owned the occasion with three superb Gr1 winners read more

1993 Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint - MARIE GALANTE - finish

Celebrating ‘Turbo Takkies’ Marie Galante

SA's Sprint Darling Still Going Strong At 28

At 28 years young, ‘Turbo Takkies’ Marie Galante is alive and well and as feisty as ever at her Varsfontein home in the Western Cape. We celebrate one of SA’s speediest fillies by chatting to those who know her best. read more

Louis The King (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Fairytales and Ostrich Feathers

The next instalment - Louis The King goes to stud

From 15 career starts, Louis won 7 times from 1400 – 2450m. He won the Summer Cup, finished second in the Queen’s Plate and with the loss of Horse Chestnut last year, is our only living Triple Crown winner. We see how he’s settling in at stud. read more

NHA:Woodruff Guilty

Summit's urine substance positive

The Board considered all the relevant facts before it, including Mr Woodruff’s submissions in mitigation and imposed a penalty of a fine of R30 000,00 read more

Master Sabina

A Sweat For King Of The Summer!

Sean Cormack's objection threatens to cast a cloud over the Guv'nor's glory

The glorious – and ‘surreal’ in Woodruff’s own words – celebration of watching his pair taking on and beating the top-class French Navy in the final 200m was soured by the pit-in-the-stomach dread of an objection read more

Woodruff’s Summer Smile

Small field today could be tricky for PA punters

Five times SA champion trainer Geoff Woodruff goes for an extraordinary third successive Sansui Summer Cup success on Saturday. And he could well enjoy an informal dress rehearsal at Turffontein today where he saddles a smart coupling in the day’s topliner read more

Touch Of Class

Lerena rides sensational finish on well-bred filly

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

Seeing The Light

Trainer Robbie Sage has fitted the cheek pieces to the 3yo Light The Way

Bumper field sizes are the order of the day at the Vaal on Thursday where a well bought son of the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Miesque’s Approval looks set to come back to his best form in the day’s topliner read more

Guv Loses Pinky To Kom

Woodruff loses smart Australian-bred filly

One could sense the victory of Arcetri Pink in the eight race at Turffontein on Saturday was a bittersweet moment for the Geoff Woodruff stable read more

Safety In Numbers

Beautifully bred Woodruff 4yo versus the De Kock quintet

The mostly imported Mike De Kock firepower outnumbers Geoff Woodruff with five runners to one in the topliner on the Turffontein inside track on Tuesday. Tactically De Kock looks to hold the trumpcard in the Fillies and Mares Allowance Plate, but… read more

Futura Gr1 Queens Plate 2015

J&B Met: Mercury Rising Today

SA champion trainer Justin Snaith throws the kitchen sink at the J&B Met

While dreams, omens and lucky numbers will no doubt still play a part for many casual observers when selecting a likely winner of Saturday’s R2,5 million Gr1 J&B Met, under the modern conditions of the race, we are looking at what is practically a weight-for-age scenario. read more