Friday, April 26, 2019
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Tiger and Winx!

We hail Winx and Woods!

HOW lucky we are to be living in a time of some of the greatest sporting legends and to be able to witness their achievements, writes CHARL PRETORIUS. Sporting fans last weekend enjoyed a visual feast of mammoth proportions. Winx...
Twilight Moon (Denis Schwarz).

Buy a stakes winner: Just put your hand up!

ONE has to outlay a fortune to acquire a Stakes winner, right? Wrong. Not if the results of the weekend's Turffontein meeting are anything to go by, writes ADA VAN DER BENT. Four of the seven Graded Stakes contested on...
Horses and people.

The basics are people and horses

THAT the sport of horse racing is financially driven by the punter, no one doubts, but are we so wrapped up in the betting side that we forget what really makes our sport great?, asks ANDREW HARRISON. Les Carlyon, the...

Gold Circle projects savings with solar initiatives

GOLDd Circle is going "green" with the installation of solar panels on the Silver Ring roof at Greyville Racecourse. The panels are expected to generate 250kwh, sufficient to supply the electrical base load needs of the non-racing Greyville day-to-day operations....

Soccer and racing courtesy of Klawervlei

KLAWERVLEI staged a novel soccer tournament for racing stables and breeders, staged at Durbanville on Saturday. Here are highlights from the day with interviews conducted by Fiona Ramsden. https://youtu.be/PCi-Cm-7chI

SA meets the standard for direct equine trade

SOUTH African Equine Health & Protocols (SAEHP) remains confident that South Africa now fully meets or exceeds all of the international disease control standards needed to allow direct trade in equines with the EU and any racing or breeding...
Len Ragozin.

Gambler Ragozin makes millions from horses

BY his own admission a neurotic gambler who suffered from the jitters at the betting windows, Len Ragozin, founder of The Sheets, is nevertheless one of the most pioneering and influential handicappers (tipsters) in America, writes MARK VAN DEVENTER. A...

Inner-city racing could be industry’s T20

RACEHORSES running down the streets at iconic global locations such as Sydney Harbour Bridge or Fifth Avenue in New York… It might sound implausible, but the man spearheading the project has told BBC Sport he hopes agreements for the first...
Security at horse stables.

Stuart urges trainers to be vigilant

“THE violent attack and robbery of trainer Eric Sands at the Milnerton Training Centre is an indictment of the rampant crimewave sweeping over not just the City of Cape Town, but the entire country,” said Phumelela CEO John Stuart. He...

Thumbs-up for Sectional Timing

SECTIONAL timing trials have been deemed a success and it will become a normal part of racing operations from 2 March. A National Horseracing Authority press release reads: Racing operator Phumelela has fulfilled the following requirements of the NHA: 1. That the...

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Todd is upbeat about HIETT’s progress

DIRECT exports from South Africa to the European Union could well be back on track as early as December next year or January 2019, according to Adrian Todd,  speaking for the Horseracing industry’s Import-Export Task Team (HIETT), reports NICCI...