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Superstitions in racing: “Good luck to you!”

SUPERSTITIONS are “a widely held but irrational belief in supernatural influences, especially as leading to good or bad luck," writes KATHRYN RALPHS in Part 1 of a column published in the Turf Talk Newsletter. There is a lot of work...
The English Premier League: Unequalled Entertainment.

The Telenovella called EPL: Mid-season assessment

SINCE many of our readers are football fans - and punters on TAB's various soccer bets, we bring you this mid-season assessment of the English Premier League by PAULO DO CARMO, who happens to be a horse racing and...
Japanese leading jockey Yutaka Take poses on a life-sized statue of the Japanese legendary "Oguri Cap" horse, which won four grade-one (G1) races and died in 2010, made from fiber rainforced plastic (FRP) and coated with gold foil is displayed at the opening of the Gold Expo event at Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store on July 11, 2013. The exhibition will display and sell a total of 100 million USD (10 billion yen) gold made products, including the gold horse, priced at 201,400 USD (20.14 million yen). AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO

Japan’s love affair with horse racing

WHILE racing is of course a hugely popular sport across the world, there a few more impassioned racegoers than those in Japan, writes KRISTEN MANNING. They sleep overnight outside the track on the...
Frankie Dettori, amazing individual.

Nevermind Hamilton – Frankie was best in 2019!

SO - if you could have been any sportsman or sportswoman in 2019 - who would it have been?, asks DAVID MOLLETT. The list is a long one. It would include Lewis Hamilton, Springbok...
Dr Camilla Weyer and Adrian Todd.

How ready are we for an EU audit?

AMIDST the euphoria about the European Union (EU)’s announcement on Tuesday of April and May 2020 as audit months for South African bloodstock export protocols, a number of concerns have been raised. The principal queries...

We need positive industry news to go overseas

"SOMETIMES you just want to scream!" writes DAVID ALLAN. There are overseas people who are involved in SA, are already keen to have a racehorse and already have an affinity with South Africa. But...
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.

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Raceday auditor suspended

DISCIPLINARY action is being taken following the late closure of TAB betting pools on several Australian races last Saturday morning. Betting pools on four races from Australia - Toowoomba races 2 and 3 and Belmont...

Julie gives to the children