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Wrong Horse – Lensley Fined

July 25, 2017

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Wrong Horse – Lensley Fined

July 25, 2017

master: All good and well...... Any news on the outcome of the inquiry which was held by the NHA about a similar incident in Fairview not so long ago infact it was before the Flamingo Park reply

Thoro-Graph, NYRA Partner Up

July 25, 2017

Leon Smuts: In as far as established players and especially high net worth players are concerned the racing industry has come up with more innovative and improved technological offerings that can only bode well for the industry. Most of these offerings are turnover positive and will deliver a win-win situation for operators and players. To maximise these opportunities the only ingredient lacking is large scale customer growth which none of these products are designed to address. Our industry needs to be more creative around entry level products to aggressively incentivise and promote first time play and to encourage and ensure longer term involvement for commitment and completion of the player learning curve. All my research and experience suggests that overcoming the learning curve challenge through more entertaining games will be pivotal in the re-popularisation of racing. This battle can be won if more innovative designs were to be given an opportunity to prove their reply

Cape Drought Sends Young Rider North

July 25, 2017

perd: lightweight jockeys who are talented and level headed are always welcomed by smaller stables here in gauteng. keep your mind on the job do work riding and stay away from lazy people who want to make a quick by using someone elses talents. honesty is still the best reply

Gimme Filly Looks Champion Material

July 25, 2017

master: thanks reply

Charles Ndlovu

July 25, 2017

Shaun Ruiters: Well done Charlie , you will be Blessed with many winners. Keep it reply

Gimme Filly Looks Champion Material

July 24, 2017

Editor: THE CAT (C Maujean) rushed the front gate and broke through momentarily before the starter effected the start and gained an unfair advantage over the other runners. The Starter did not call a false start and the Stipendiary Board called a race review into the start. The Board after reviewing the patrol films of the start, and hearing evidence from the Starter, the rider of THE CAT and other riders, decided to act in terms of rule 61.6.11 and declared THE CAT to be a reply

Gimme Filly Looks Champion Material

July 24, 2017

deena pillay: Well Done to all concerned. Can anyone tell me why The Cat was disqualified in the last reply

Cape Drought Sends Young Rider North

July 24, 2017

Basil Nelson: Is this the beginning of the end? Look how many of our jocks are riding in Mauritius as well. Racing like football has become very mercenary , don't misunderstand me I believe every person has the right to earn a decent living but some jocks don't even do much work in the mornings but rather travel to various race centres to get rides. In the old days a football player born in Manchester lived for the day he would play for United or City. That is no longer of the same importance it used to be as long as they make the big time somewhere. With minimal racing and the "small fields" scenario , one cannot blame the jocks for having to make serious decisions about their futures. Racing in the West Cape will have to make the correct decisions and I pray that Durbanville will contribute in this regard. I once recommended "jockey syndication" to trainers whereby three or four small trainers would retain rides for a jock who would therefor have at least six to eight rides on a race day. Working on a rotation basis the first trainer has first selection in a card for one race , the second trainer has 2nd choice but obviously not in the same race as the first trainer etc etc. The idea was not well reply

Phumelela Bans Sporting Post From TABs

July 24, 2017

Jess K: It is quite obvious why this decision was made. The Sportingpost has had the audacity to allow debate and exposures about the horse racing hierarchy. God forbid, even the audacity of that Louw woman, who is probably South Africa's only investigative horse racing journalist, who dared put horse before the cart, questioning or exposing the wrongs of this listed company and its lackeys. Hell, even our esteemed RA boss publicly stated that people like that should be booted out of racing (not good for the game and all that). Sportingpost, you were warned, yet you continued to try be informative and allow open debate, and now as many before you who dared, you are being whipped into acquiescence. What to do, what to do reply

Champions Season Grand Finale

July 24, 2017

Editor: Only declares today , reply

Champions Season Grand Finale

July 24, 2017

Hylton: Is there a field for the Gold reply

Champions Season Grand Finale

July 23, 2017

Adrian: Thanks to Sporting Post for the information it's under a week to go before the big feature weekend and we don't even have full racecards available yet.Absolutely ridiculous.What will we do without your prompt reply

SA Pair – Appeal Board Reserves Decision

July 23, 2017

Preston: Not sure why Muzi is being detained. He has no work permit and he is also not license in Mauritius 🇲🇺. Surely the MTC and Mauritius Official have not considered the impact that this unresolved issue is having on Muzi earning capacity in SA. Strongly believe that the Racing Industry should intervene in the case of Muzi reply

Phumelela Bans Sporting Post From TABs

July 23, 2017

Bruce: This is all about the greed and jealousy brought about by a bunch of 3rd Reich rulers of the Phumelela group who want it all to themselves and their over paid associates run by the likes of VM,JS,RS & LW etc This war between these companies has been raging for years and I am not surprised that finally Phumelela have pulled the plug because they cannot handle competition and are running scared. What a Gutless bunch of MORONS - Bow your heads in shame Phumelela you are a Disgrace and an Insult to the racing industry. Your cowardly actions will not hurt your opposition - it will only make them come out stronger reply

Tara Takes The Lead

July 22, 2017

Robert Thomson: Even better now that 2 wonderful ladies doing it instead of one Well done Tara& Dorri reply

Phumelela Bans Sporting Post From TABs

July 21, 2017

pieta: I hear a new "presenter" on TT for the last couple of weeks now (when the mute is not on).....he is faceless, never intro-ed properly and nobody can tell me his surname?.....goes by the name of Shane I think..... Seeing that we have Scotts attention he could maybe comment on reply

Phumelela Bans Sporting Post From TABs

July 21, 2017

Steve: This is anti-competitive. Time for the Competition Commission to investigate this monopoly that seems to have absolute control of so many aspects of horse racing in SA. The average punter gets the middle finger from reply

Phumelela Bans Sporting Post From TABs

July 21, 2017

James George: Who won the Tellyrack battle.Hollywoodbets or Phumelela?And could this be round reply

Charles Ndlovu

July 21, 2017

sagie: So boy when you coming down to Durban and hope you get a chance to ride in next year's July Keep it up and reach for the stars. reply