The HKJC Gr1 Champions Cup – A Vintage Renewal!

The R1,5 million HKJC Champions Cup is the final Grade 1 event of the 2023/24 season and has attracted a field of ten, including eight Hollywoodbets Durban July runners

Cape Racing’s Mother Of All Challenges

Cape Racing boss Greg Bortz has negotiated compromises, closed multi digit deals, and dealt with all-comers of various shapes and sizes in his years of corporate hand-to-hand combat in boardrooms across the world – and now he’s facing Mother Nature head on

Gimme Looks A Gimme…Or Could Maine Chance Warrior Pounce?

The end of the current racing season is fast approaching and with only two weeks remaining, reigning champion Gimmethegreenlight looks to have clinched a third General Sires title with progeny earnings in excess of R28 million

Van Zyl Bomb Steps Up Again

Vihaan’s Bomb is turning into an exciting staying prospect as Gareth van Zyl’s gelding reeled off another victory in a Middle Stakes race over 2400m at Hollywoodbets Scottsville on Wednesday

Official Stats – Moodley Promises Full Investigation

The integrity and dependability of South African horseracing’s official statistics have been brought sharply into the spotlight after a spike over the weekend

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Handicapping in South Africa

The ideal racing program must consist of a balanced combination of Merit Rating races (real handicaps) and Conditions races (Maiden and Plate/Race Figure races

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NHA Feature Ratings – Our Brickbats & Bouquets

Last weekend’s feature results certainly fired shots ahead of the season. But did they hit the ratings target and why fiddle with handicap ratings in black type races?  All that happens is one or two horses get favoured against the majority of battlers

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