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Horse Movement – New Challenges

Silence from racing operator, RA & TBA

National Horseracing Authority CEO Vee Moodley has confirmed that SAEHP’s temporary suspension of services will mean that from Tuesday, there will effectively be a lockdown on the movement of horses ‘until a solution is found’.

NHRA CEO Vee Moodley

In a telephone conversation following the bombshell announcement by SAEHP on Monday morning, Moodley told the Sporting Post  that the temporary suspension effectively means that the movement of horses into the AHS control zones, including from all stop-over quarantine stations, as well as between the Philippi training centre and Kenilworth racecourse, between the Milnerton training centre and Durbanville racecourse, as well as movement from satellite yards to racing in the control zones, was not permitted.

“I understand that there will need to be an approach to government. But it is known that the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development do not have the resources or manpower to deal with the logistics of the operation. So the industry needs to find a solution,” he said.

The Sporting Post has endeavoured to obtain a comment from the Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the Racing Association, as well as the racing operators, whose businesses now face more curved balls on an already sticky batting wicket.

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9 comments on “Horse Movement – New Challenges

  1. Donald Bradshaw says:

    Sticky batting wicket – a fair analogy Ed , here is another – rain stopped play , match abandoned look forward to the next test in July 2021 , weather permitting ?

    One thing is for sure , we will not see Summer Pudding down in the Cape for their season which is a great pity as she would have ” swept the boards ” had her connections decided to take her down !

  2. M(artin)Gram(atica) says:

    Silence you say? My queation is for how long have these guys known of the problem and done nothing about it? This didnt happen overnight.

  3. Tony Mincione says:

    1. Is it true that horses ALREADY in the free zone, the area marked around Kenilworth and the training yards in Milnerton and Philippi, cannot move? Until now you needed certificates to move from a lower zone (outside) towards the higher zones (inwards towards CT and the “Free Zone”).

    2. It’s a disgrace that Mr Imminently of A.Todd & Co, can hold the whole industry at ransom. He should answer imminently as to why was the alarm not raised before they became paralized…and then leap onto his sword.

    There is obviously zero overall plan, or co-ordination to make sure all the moving parts can move? Oversight is perhaps the word we looking for, clearly our leaders have a poor understanding of the figure of speech “a stich-in-time”.

    3. Irony of the day: The bunch we entrusted to get our horses EVERYWHERE, have jammed us into a corner where we can’t move ANYWHERE!

    4. And all this for about R70 Million and counting.

  4. Len Bloch says:

    So,that’s it for Cape Town racing,for,who knows how long.
    More justification for my having got out of ownership and the game I love.
    Let no one tell me that NHA was not aware of the looming problem.
    Owners and trainers have been thrown to the wolves,again.

  5. Leon Lotz says:

    Verstaan ek dit reg? Jan en Koos wat n ponie vir sy sussie gekoop het in Pretoria,kan more oggend Kaapstad toe ry met hulle ponie en niemand gaan hulle stop nie.
    Alle renperde verbonde aan NHRA mag nie skuif nie.

    Mr Ed please comment

  6. Michelle Le Roux says:

    The Industry has taken such big losses, in addition we as owners must take most of the loss. The NHRA has done nothing for the owners. The horseracing industry in South Africa is going down fast. It used to be something exciting, to own a horse now is a nightmare. Information like this needs to be broadcasted on TV on SABC and Other media as it not only effects horseracing but employment and other manufacturing companies. The NHRA never provides proper information and all we here is they trying, trying for what? to help us OWNERS, I doubt it!

  7. Tony Mincione says:

    M Le R, if you are an owner, you ARE the NHRA. All the members, all the leaders, all the rules and regs…are all you.

    You can’t be a member if you aren’t an owner. You can’t be an owner if you not a member.

    It’s like your muscles thinking your skeleton is an intruder.

    If they are not you, who are they?

  8. Michelle Le Roux says:

    Are you Yoda from Star Wars? as this message is very confusing.

  9. Philip Goldberg says:

    Is there an update on this post?

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