Bush Telegraph, Race horse

Good Horses Get Crowds

Champion jockey on the eve of Winx' 21st straight victory bid

Marketing campaigns, alcohol and live bands work to a point. But horses on extended winning streaks have the real ability to grab the public imagination and attract the crowds read more

Bush Telegraph, Race horse

Time Flies At Speed!

Countdown to Tsogo Sun Sprint Raceday

The horse who achieved the Gold Medallion – Durban July double and the jockey who bred a filly which he rode to victory in the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint…how well do you know your racing? read more

Drop The Pilot Today

Back at Greyville today

Punters – and we in the media – are inclined to make assumptions and be influenced unnecessarily by what we deem to be strategic engagements. These are often more hit and miss than we would like to believe read more

Puller’s Double On Ice!

Former jockey Garth Puller trains double on first day

Legendary former jockey Garth Puller made training horses look easy with a double at Clairwood this afternoon, on his first day for his own account read more

Being A Sport

Healthy carry over Pick 6 at Scottsville on 25 March

The changing landscape of betting in South Africa and a reflection of the mindset of the people who run horseracing, was reflected quite coarsely Sunday morning on the home page of the Tabgold website read more

King Of Rains

KwaZulu-Natal racing back on track after wet spell

Racing made a welcome return to Clairwood on Sunday 18 March after an enforced  break at the South Durban track following the controversially abandoned meeting on 26 January this year. Gold Circle took decisive action following that debacle and their caretaker team of retired Champion Jockey Garth Puller and former Gold Circle Executive Wayne Simpson […] read more

Day Of The Drier!

Drier, Forbes and Haug treble at Kenilworth on 2 January

What a day for owner Knut Haug, trainer Dennis Drier and jockey Alec Forbes. The Sharks combination teamed up to spoil the Stormers New Years party with a sweetly taken treble at Kenilworth on the Cape’s very own ‘Tweede Nuwe Jaar’ celebrations. Unhappily for local breeders, all three of the Drier winners are imports! read more

Start The Engine

Clairwood 20 December

High jinks at the start of the Clairwood third race marred an otherwise pleasant afternoon’s racing on 20 December. It is not the starter’s job to be Mr Popular, but the KwaZulu-Natal starter may want to go on a Dale Carnegie course and back to the basics judging on what we witnessed here. Mr Paul […] read more

Blind Man’s Bluff?

Clairwood 25 August

A potentially fatal mistake at the start of the seventh race at Clairwood on 25 August cast a dark cloud over an otherwise entertaining afternoon. Once again the punters and connections suffered as the umpteenth communication meltdown of this year happened as predictably as all the others… read more