De Kock – ‘No Guineas Stars’

Raiding duo have to be respected

‘If I look at Saturday’s Guineas I see no obvious stars, they haven’t revealed themselves yet. Nothing jumps off the page…’ read more

First-Timers: Greyville Poly This Evening

Straight from the horse's mouth

‘Shown some nice work but should be green’ 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


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

Captain Marshall’s Guineas Magic

First stake was £4200 in 1955

Face North

Milnerton trainer Vaughan Marshall trained his first Cape Guineas winner 31 years ago and saddles favourite Tap O’Noth on Saturday 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

New Stallion For Heversham

Gr2 Dante Stakes winner

Epsom Derby placed son of Pivotal could be the classic sire they have been searching for read more

Extra Meeting Scheduled

Compensation for weather affected races

Phumelela has scheduled an additional twilight race meeting on Tuesday 19 December read more

Farewell Jallad

Also made his mark as a broodmare sire


Highlands Stud have announced the passing of their champion sire Jallad. He was 29 and passed away this past weekend read more

NHA: Murray Suspended

Waived his right of appeal

Caused interference at Fairview read more

Markus Jooste – NHA React

Racing regulator steps in

Clarity and information sought from Mayfair Speculators read more

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