Mockery Made Of Tradition – Jockeys

Cape Racing Awards - Jockeys want changes

“So far as I know neither the jockeys nor the trainers were approached to give their opinions and it makes a mockery of the honours boards in the Kenilworth grandstand. We intend writing a letter to request a return to the old system.” – Karl Neisius read more

Happy Birthday To A Legend

Can he finally win the Met on Saturday?

A legend celebrates his 58th birthday on the eve of yet another bid to win the Met. The ice-cool Karl Neisius says he has no immediate retirement plans – scoffing at danger and suggesting that one could fall off a horse just as easy as falling down stairs read more

Nothing’s Forever

Stipes spoil a happy ending - for some!

We don’t wish to criticise what is a thankless decision to make. But if one looks at where the contact occurred and the distance from the line, then it could just as well have gone the other way. read more


Father Fourie’s Flying Finish

Brilliant double for new dad Fourie at Kenilworth on 16 May

It is not often we see a horse come back from the brink to rally and win in the manner that Adobe Pink did at Kenilworth today.Full marks to Richard Fourie for a ride of sheer brilliance. read more

Dean Kannemeyer Purple Patch

Clairwood, Kenilworth, Scottsville and then Durbanville! A glorious 72 hours for the Kannemeyer yard!

Four winners in 72 hours in two provinces at four different racecourses. Not bad going for the energetic Dean Kannemeyer who has hit a purple patch of note on the eve of Champions Season. read more

The Big Sleep

Two top wins from the front for rampant Richard Fourie at Kenilworth on 28 March

The prodigious talent of Richard Fourie caught his fellow jocks fast asleep at Kenilworth today. A track running fast and a deceptively powerful tailwind are not rocket science and the young man took full advantage of the conditions. It is something of an irony that Fourie caught his colleagues napping over the same distance and […] read more

Puller & Prestage On Target!

Thinking men in action at Kenilworth on Human Rights Day 21 March

A peach of a ride by Chris Puller for veteran master trainer Bill Prestage set the seal on an entertaining  Human Rights Day racing afternoon at Kenilworth. Seeing a professional partnership in action gives one hope for the future of a sport that is strangely amateurish and hit and miss a lot of the time. […] read more

Beware No Rides in March

Cape Racing sinks further into doldrums as meeting lost due to lack of interest

Trainer Joey Ramsden’s worst nightmare is developing into a full blown episode of Psycho. The sickening spectre of a cancelled Western Cape racemeeting has finally become a reality. The sms that was despatched earlier today by the operator was quite simple really: Due to a paucity of Declarations for DBVL Wed 14-Mar, this racemeeting has […] read more

Form Book Up In Flames

Double for Schlechter as casino-style rockets rain down at Kenilworth on 22 February

The Western Cape makes Kimberley and Arlington look like Royal Ascot or even a hint of Las Vegas on some days. The light drizzle of rain that fell intermittently at Kenilworth today was hardly an excuse either for a plethora of strange results. They say that it takes only a millimeter of rain to cause […] read more