Off The Mat – At Last!

Daughter of Ideal World back to best in Turffontein feature

Persian Rug has been a frustrating filly for her connections and punters. The obviously talented daughter of Ideal World once had everybody thinking that she was looking for ground to show her best read more

Magic Horses

Smart Call! Girl Beats Boys in the 2016 J&B Met

Over the centuries that man has been racing horses, there have been many special ones along the way. Each had some special quality that marked them out as different, a cut above the rest and it’s a quality that transcends time, borders and continents. These are horses that change lives and re-set the course of destiny. These are the magic horses. read more

An Ideal World!

Mauritzfontein celebrate another Met success

Despite glancing behind in disbelief, JP van der Merwe never stopped riding all the way to the lollipop – as the winner drifted out marginally in the process of his enthusiastic, albeit largely unnecessary, urgings read more

Fiery Filly Aims For Met

'I am going to watch the replay now, just to make double sure.' - Jessica Slack

The Alec Laird trained Smart Call will take her place in the Gr1 J&B Met after making a sensational local debut to score a superb win in the R1 million Maine Chance Farms Gr1 Paddock Stakes at Kenilworth on Saturday read more

Smart Stuff

Duo dominate in small field

Trainer Alec Laird took his next step towards a bid for Paddock Stakes glory when the Ideal World filly Smart Call came home strongly to win the R400 000 Gr2 Ipi Tombe Challenge read more

Peep Show Worth Watching

Confidently ridden after hitting the front early

Trainer Mike Azzie and jockey JP Van der Merwe scored the first leg of a scintillating feature double at the Vaal on Saturday, when the Ideal World filly Peep Show scored a facile win in the R150 000 Listed Supreme Fillies & Mares Stakes read more