Eighth Stakes Winner For Canford Cliffs

Gr1 Victoria Derby next on the agenda

Canford Cliffs is only rostered to join the powerful Highlands stallion band in 2018 but his progress is being followed closely as he builds his global footprint read more

Red Peril – Same Again Today?

It won't be that straightforward

Originally scheduled for Kenilworth, the R150 000 Listed Woolavington Handicap will be run at Durbanville and with a late scractching the field has been reduced to just seven runners read more

‘Above Average’ – Crawford

Straight from the horse's mouth - Durbanville today

Harold Crawford has saddled only one winner this season so far but suggests his runner in the first today is above average read more

Eye On De Kock Again Today

Straight from the horse's mouth - Turffontein today

Matthew De Kock has been spot on with their first timers in recent weeks. He has another two positive comments for today read more

A Gr1 In Both Hemispheres On Saturday?

Super Saturday for champion trainer

Aidan O’Brien’s attentions will span both  hemispheres on Saturday with a massive attack at Ascot – but he also has some serious business in Australia read more

Frankie Misses Bus In End

This international team lacks real star appeal

South Africa will be captained by reigning champion Anthony Delpech and they must be favourites to lift the trophy read more

Is Your Champ In The Reckoning?

Logs per 19 October

The latest log standings for runners eligible to make the final field for two major Cape Thoroughbred Sales ready to run sale races have been published read more

Summer Cup – Only 20 Can Run

Who is your early pick?

Abashiri and Liege have both advanced into the top 20 on the Summer Cup log read more

Arqana October Fireworks

Sale concludes today

The progeny of leading first season sire Dabirsim continues to generate fireworks in the sales ring read more

Classic Empire To Coolmore

Leading SA owners Mayfair Speculators have an interest in the Eclipse Award winner

Classic Empire has been retired from racing and will stand at Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud. read more

Cape Feature Loses Longstanding Sponsor

Cape racing's 'worst kept secret'?

Loss of a staunch sponsor in tough economic times read more

Club Gallops Resume

Durbanville Gallops Back on 26 October

(photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Western Cape trainers will be pleased to hear that Durbanville resumes Club Gallops on 26 October read more

A Big Sale Date On Wednesday

Past graduates make for impressive reading

The Ready-To-Run – the brainchild some 30 years ago of the Mooi River farm’s supremo Mick Goss and the late top bloodstock consultant Chris Smith – returns to its spiritual home on October 25 read more

A Grand Finale

We can't match the overseas product

On Saturday, the seventh QIPCO British Champions Day is the grand finale to the British Flat racing season read more

Hong Kong Progress With Development Plans

South Africa can share in the spoils

The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Conghua Training Facility is a major development currently under construction and set to open in July 2018 read more

Met’s Bolt From The Blue

'Watch out - I'm on my way'

Olympic sprinting legend Usain Bolt will be hosting Africa’s Richest Race Day, the Sun Met, celebrated with GH Mumm Champagne read more

Charity Champions

Jumping Jockeys

Charity Champions (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

On Sunday, 22 October 2017, a number of local jockeys will participate in a show-jumping class at Trinity Equestria in aid of the Cart Horse Protection Association read more

Delpech -‘He Blew Me Away Today’

'Good horses qualify themselves' - Dean Kannemeyer

It took reigning SA champion jockey Anthony Delpech all of 30 years to find his way to Durbanville Racecourse read more

Failed To Ride Horse Out – 7 Days Suspension

Jockey van der Hoven has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed

He failed to ride the horse out to the end of the race, thereby prejudicing his chances of obtaining the outright fourth place read more

Summer’s Coming

Visitors Descend On Cape Town


With the Cape Summer Season just around the corner, we get a sneak peek at who is visiting this season read more

Brandon Breaks Ice In NZ

Now the ball is rolling!

Former Cape-based jockey Brandon Morgenrood rode his first winner in his new home country today

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Good And The Bad

Information in good faith - we take the good with the bad

The Gold Circle first-timer initiative is a boon for punters. But sometimes it goes awry – as things do in this game read more

Can Gavin Make It Three On The Trot?

Final field announced on 25 October

The Australian-bred New Predator is out to defend his R1 million Gr2 Charity Mile title read more

Get It All In One Go

Sporting Post Digest – every Thursday


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest


What Louis Did Next

Triple Crown - The Next Generation


Matchem Stakes Day 2017

The Good, The Bad and the Thirsty


The Future Is Brigt

The Story of Eightfold Path


Racing The Envy Of Other Codes

Dave Mollett's angle on the Arc


The Butterfly Effect

Discussing Barrier Trials With Charles Faull


Jarryd Penny

Jarryd Penny (photo: JC Photos)

Strato Cruising


Francois Herholdt

Francois Herholdt (photo: Equine Edge)

Happy To Be Home