No Stopping Fourie
Another raceday and another bunch of winners for the rampant Winning Form-sponsored Richard Fourie as the 38 year old chases his best season in over two decades in the saddle. He booted home four winners at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday to take his season tally to 182. The Wednesday Fourie quartet included a double for
Lyle’s Masterly Ride – Shum And Hayes Share Challenge Honours

Lyle Hewitson produced a masterly front-running ride to score on Manfred Man’s Golden Luck in the second section of the Class 4 Wang Tak Handicap at Happy Valley on Wednesday

Selling Tomorrow’s Stars

Long regarded as one of the best value-for-money thoroughbred auctions in South Africa, the BSA Cape Yearling Sale has been the launch pad for many outstanding thoroughbreds

Marsh Thrilled As Former Cape Star Becomes An Aussie

Marsh has tasted the disappointments and frustrations that are part and parcel of this wonderful sport, none more so than with Katak, who came along almost a decade after the unforgettable and heady journey with Pocket Power

Met Maestro Muscutt Takes SplashOut Cape Derby Ride

Booked to partner Hluhluwe for Justin Snaith, it remains to be seen whether Peter Muscutt’s son can take another Gr1

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Happy Birthday Tex – Gavin Grabs Four

Gavin Lerena is enjoying a purple patch and booted home a four-timer at the Vaal on Tuesday to take himself ever closer to the season century marker, and provide his thrilled Dad Tex with an early birthday present

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Jocks Take On Work Riders On Saturday

The ride allocation draws were done on Monday at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth, the NHA supervising the allotment as Cape Racing’s Teresa Esplin drew the horses, with her colleague Kabelo Nkoane drawing the jockeys, and William Bambiso pulling the work rider names out of the hat

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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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