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Masar retires to stud

TRAINER Charlie Appleby has confirmed that 2018 Investec Epsom Derby champion Masar has been retired following a disappointing run at Newmarket. The colt by New Approach carried the royal blue silks of Godolphin to success in the Classic before a...
Haley Turner on Thanks Be.

The whip debate rages on

IF racing’s rules are to work they have to be enforced properly, writes BRIAN O’CONNOR of Irishracing.com. There's no point in trying to apply those rules if it pays to break them. That's plainly ridiculous. The problem with racing's whip...

NTC Rider Cup on Sunday

THE teams representing the Highveld Hawks; Cape Eagles and KZN Falcons at the annual New Turf Carriers Inter-Provincial Rider Cup at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Sunday 21 July have been finalised. The Highveld Hawks will be seeking their third consecutive win...
Grant van Niekerk.

South Africans shine in Hong Kong

ZAC Purton fell two short of breaking Joao Moreira’s record for number of winners in a Hong Kong season when he finished the 2018/19 term on 168 winners, 78 winners clear of Moreira in second. Purton’s mounts earned a...

Racing suffers around the world

WHILE local racing fans are still reeling from Phumelela’s ominous SENS announcement on Friday, financial results from other racing jurisdictions are similary worrying, even figures released by the mighty Hong Kong Jockey Club. Betting turnover on racing in the reigion...

Trainers’ views, Turffontein Saturday

PAUL Matchett, Sean Tarry and Clayton Matthee (for Mike de Kock) speak about their runners in action on the Inside Track at Turffontein on Saturday afternoon. Key runners in view. https://youtu.be/GyGAcM4yUU8?list=UUFxsiWbI-h_BUki_X5FrZTg
Danon Platina (JPN).

Danon Platina (JPN) will make a Deep Impact

IT is conceivable that every tuft of lush green grass in the whole of Kimberley grows at Mauritzfontein Stud, where some recent modern touches have augmented the charm of one of South Africa’s oldest and most accomplished breeding establishments,...
Sun Met 2020.

2020 Sun Met theme announced

THE Sun Met, Africa’s Richest Race Day, has announced African Luxury: Visionaries as the theme for 2020 as the event returns to the Kenilworth Racecourse on 1 February 2020. The theme calls on all race goers to feel inspired by...
Rainbow Bridge.

Rainbow Bridge is Cup favourite

RAINBOW Bridge has been installed 15-10 favourite by the sponsors to gain July compensation in the World Sports Betting Champions Cup at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday fortnight. But the runner-up in the Vodacom Durban July has enjoyed mixed fortunes in...
Jeff Lloyd.

The curtain draws on Jeff Lloyd’s great career

IN a year when arguably Australia’s greatest racehorse Winx was retired, the career of another champion, Jeff Lloyd, will come to an end at Doomben on Saturday. Lloyd has close to a full book of rides in his Doomben farewell...