Archipenko Dies

Son of Kingmambo sired Gr1 winners on three continents

Archipenko

Just last weekend he sired his third Gr1 winner – Hong Kong Cup hero Time Warp (GB) read more

Premier Cliffhanger!

Last Winter on track for Sun Met

(Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

‘It’s been a rough week for South African horseracing. This is one for the small man in the game…’ read more

Team Tara Open For Business

Another example of a rejuvenated galloper placed firmly back on the winning track!

Top PE trainer Tara Laing made it three winners  from four runnings of the Listed Memorial Mile at Fairview on Friday read more

Polish The Silverware!

L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Feature Fields Take Shape

Queen's Plate trophy

Nineteen runners throw their names in the ring for the 2018 Gr1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate read more

Tarry Star Changes Hands

Dual Horse Of The Year To Campaign In Tekkietown Silks

Legal Eagle has been purchased by Braam van Huyssteen in partnership with William Henderson and Hedley McGrath read more

2018 LQP Friday Garden Party

First Feature Entries

2016 Queen's Plate (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

First entries for the Gr2 Cartier Sceptre Stakes and Listed Jamaica Handicap read more

First-Timers: Greyville Poly This Evening

Straight from the horse's mouth

‘Shown some nice work but should be green’ read more

Jooste – So Many Questions

Where to from here?

Over the past five years Jooste and Mayfair has had on average 3 runners each and every day, and over 800 winners;  more than a dozen per month read more

Kantor’s 2019 Derby View

1 June 2019 feels like a long way away

Newly elected Phumelela Chairman Bernard Kantor has one of the 338 yearling entries for the 240th running of the Investec Derby read more

Jallad Remembered

A champion sire, bought for a song

Jallad

He often passed on some of his faults, but you closed your eyes and bought them anyway, because that’s how they ran. read more

Mayfair Speculators To Exit Shareholding

Business As Usual, says CEO

Cape Thoroughbred Sales

Our business is resilient, and our Board, which includes chairman Chris van Niekerk and Bernard Kantor, is dedicated to ensuring that operations continue as normal read more

NHA – Mayfair Speculators Update

Racing regulator considers options

“We’ve received a response and we are now considering the contents thereof…” read more

The Reel Deal

What a horse!

The indomitable Galileo’s son Highland Reel has had his first year stud fee set at €17,500 and joins the powerful Coolmore band read more

Jooste – Open Letter To NHA By Fellow Owner

Pressure mounts on regulator to take action

‘Can I please urge your organisation to stand by your moto and do the right thing and stop Mayfair Speculators’ horses from running whilst millions of South Africans suffer ‘ read more

31 Head To A Sun Met Date

No additional entries at first supplementary stage

African Night Sky (photo: Snaith Racing)

Sun Met third favourite African Night Sky to gallop at Kenilworth on Saturday at 11h30 read more

Skewed Quotes Compound Racing’s Woes

'Breeder' expresses reservations about Sun Met fairness

Horseracing has found its way back into our mainstream media for all the wrong reasons again but the negative press is compounded when sources with apparent agendas express seemingly mischievously misleading opinion read more

WCET Appeal

The Trust is appealing for donations of second-hand tack

The Western Cape Equine Trust is appealing to the public for donations after their tack room was cleared out after a robbery read more

Kantor New Phumelela Chairman

Peter Malungani retires

Bernard Kantor

‘The board and management of Phumelela are confident about the future of racing and betting in South Africa and we look forward to meeting the opportunities and challenges of 2018 and beyond.” read more

How To Say It

Short Heads - Our weekly news snippets feature

It’s been a trying week for many in South African horseracing read more

Things Looking Up In KZN

Open cards from the coastal racing operator

Gold Circle CEO Michel Nairac says a sharp drop in tote turnovers from August 2016 took them by surprise read more

Deo Juvente

Road To The LQP

The horse business is really a people business and that’s why the best horses usually have the best stories. read more

Summer Season Slump

Where Is The Cape Sizzle?

Ice cream

With good weather, good horses and good racing, where are the good vibes? read more

The Hard Yell And Heart Sell of Hong Kong’s International Races

Man never made anything as resilient as the human spirit.

Longines Hong Kong International Races showed a side to horse racing not always seen: its heart. read more

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  • Polish The Silverware!

    L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Feature Fields Take Shape

  • Tarry Star Changes Hands

    Dual Horse Of The Year To Campaign In Tekkietown Silks

  • 2018 LQP Friday Garden Party

    First Feature Entries

  • Deo Juvente

    Road To The LQP

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    Who Thinks What?

    SP readers’ comments digest

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    Jooste – So Many Questions

    Where to from here?

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    Jooste – Open Letter To NHA By Fellow Owner

    Pressure mounts on regulator to take action

    Opinion

    Summer Season Slump

    Where Is The Cape Sizzle?

    Opinion

    Deo Juvente

    Road To The LQP

    Opinion

    Breeding With Love

    We chat to Arne Botha

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    Denis Schwarz

    Denis Schwarz (photo: Candiese Marnewick)

    Jackpot Schwarz

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    Alistair Gordon (photo: JC Photos)

    Joy, Actually