Saturday, December 14, 2019
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Robert Bloomberg, joint Chairman of Kenilworth Board.

Kenilworth’s board is dealing with challenges

THE board of Kenilworth Racing (KR) hosted a well attended meeting with various stakeholders at the course on Monday evening. They dealt with the many challenges facing the organisation, and then shared some insights...

How small events company turned Summer Cup around

RACING fans across the board have been unanimous in their praise for the organisational acumen shown by Saturday’s Summer Cup event organisers, Campbell and Campbell, led by Angus Campbell, a young entrepreneur who has turned...
Bridget and Chris Gerber.

The quality of Chris Gerber

PERHAPS an anecdote that best epitomises the quality of Chris Gerber, happened at Mike de Kock’s Christmas lunch a few years ago, writes JACK MILNER. Chris, journalist Dave Mollett and I were sitting together,...

Julie gives to the children

IT really was a case of lucky 13 for the effervescent Tellytrack presenter Julie Alexander on Saturday 23 November with the extremely successful hosting of the annual Phumelela Christmas Tree raceday – for the thirteenth successive year.
The European Union will announce an auidt date for SA bloodstock exports soon.

EU agrees to audit of SA’s export protocol

IN the best news for South African racing and breeding in many years, the European Union (EU) has agreed to an audit of South Africa’s bloodstock export protocols. An audit date will be announced in the next few weeks after...

SA edges towards bloodstock export freedom

AT ‘The Summit’, a recent one-day conference between racing jurisdictions held in Cape Town, Hong Kong Jockey Club Chairman Winfred Engelbrecht Bresges stated: “For South Africa the active participation in the global...
Soqrat (Callan Murray) wins the Victory Moon.

One AHS case might keep Soqrat in Jhb

MIKE de Kock has a few options with Soqrat after his stunning win under 62kg in Saturday’s Gr3 Victory Moon Stakes over 1800m at the Vaal. However, due to a reported case of African Horse Sickness in Gauteng, no...
We should be breeding to strengths, not weaknesses.

Breeders should be raising ’em tough

FOURTEEN thousand foals born every year in Australia with a yield of 9000 that actually race. Alarming figures, writes MICK KENT. (We’re assuming similar ratios in several other jurisdictions, no actual figures...

A call for help to international friends

ADRIAN Todd, MD of SAEHP (South African Equine Health & Protocols) has just returned from Europe where he delivered a memorandum to a number of individuals concerned with the impasse that has occurred in South Africa’s long-time battle to get...
Malan du Toit and Justin Snaith with Do It Again.

Malan du Toit: “How I became a horse whisperer”

LIFE is always in a state of flux, often triggered by surprising and unexpected events. My journey did not escape the adage, “change is the only constant”, but it’s brought me to a place where I am...

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‘PK’, racing legend Part 1

FORMER top trainer Peter Kannemeyer passed away at his Milnerton home on Monday, aged 85. Turf Talk editor Charl Pretorius remembers him as “perhaps the most interesting horseman I have ever interviewed” and in tribute to “PK” we publish...

Wéhann Smith interview