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Cape Times Abandons Racing Again

Gold Circle lodge formal complaint

Phumelela’s media division is investigating the feasibility of providing horseracing fields in a newspaper format to TAB and Betting World customers in the Western Cape following the Cape Times arbitrarily dropping its horseracing page several times in the last fortnight.

Phumelela manages horseracing in the region on behalf of Kenilworth Racing.

The Cape Times, in contravention of a long-standing agreement between Gold Circle and Independent Media, dropped its horseracing page on 26 March and again on 4, 10 and 11 April.

Gold Circle, the horseracing and tote betting operator in KwaZulu-Natal, has lodged a complaint with the Cape Times and is awaiting a response.

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11 comments on “Cape Times Abandons Racing Again

  1. Ian Jayes says:

    Iqbal Surve certainly has a lot to answer for.

  2. karel says:

    Maybe they should do a deal with Sporting Post? 🙂

    1. Brian says:

      There you go Phumelela! Just in case you didn’t know. we love Sporting Post. As Karel says, do a deal!

    2. Guillaume says:

      Do a deal. Lets give punters the best upto date info available

  3. Rian says:

    Who actually reads the Cape Times ???????

    1. glynis says:

      I do! the only reason we get the cape times is for the racing page. The Burger dropped its racing page years ago and the Cape Times is the only place to get the fields.Its fine if you can trot along to the nearest provider of the computerform, but when there is nothing available in the area in which you live, you unfortunately have to resort to the Cape Times.

      1. Brian says:

        Try http://www.gallop.co.za. You won’t need a newspaper again. In KZN we’re lucky we still have Andrew Harrison

        1. glynis says:

          Thanks Brian! Will do.

  4. Michael says:

    The failing Independent media group continues to snub it’s last few readers, many of whom only buy the Cape Times for the racing and sport. Readers should not buy the paper if there is no racing page. That’s what I do nowadays, check for the racing page, if it’s not there I don’t buy the paper.

  5. Richard says:

    perhaps if they had less coverage and photos of and about their egocentric owner they could fit in the racing page

    1. Ardley Convincen says:

      Maybe if there was organised unicorn racing, then the Cape Times would publish stuff about it?

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