Monday, January 21, 2019
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Shoes are not needed on four hooves

NICKY Henderson and Paul Webber are among the senior figures in jump racing to back fellow trainer Mick Easterby in his call for the BHA to review a new rule that will enforce the wearing of horseshoes on all...

Snaith moves into World Top 30

JUSTIN Snaith has moved into the Top 30 on the TRC World Trainers' Rankings after his top-notch performance at the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Festival. He was also named TRC 'Trainer Of The Week'. The latest rankings show Snaith having improved...

Gaynor Rupert interview

IN the aftermath of anoter succesful L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Festival, we publish today our Turf Talk Newsletter interview with Gaynor Rupert. The L'Ormarins Queen's Plate is now firmly established as a racing and social highlight, and it’s catching on as...

Vote the best into Hall Of Fame

VOTING to determine the first four equine inductees into the SA Hall of Fame opened on Friday. It and closes on Monday 7 January at midnight. To vote, go to tabonline.co.za and click on The South African Hall of Fame...

BHA rejects call for banning of whip

AN impassioned call for the use of the whip in racing to be banned was rejected by the British Horseracing Authority on Wednesday. Respected journalist Matthew Syed said in his column in The Times newspaper that the racing industry was...

The pieces are all in place

THE racing and breeding industries are constantly looking for information and answers from Adrian Todd, who heads the drive for open exports of our thoroughbreds on behalf of the SA Equine Health & Protocols (SAEHP) the implementation arm of...

‘Never burn your bridges’ said Peter K

Here is part 2 of Turf Talk’s tribute to Peter Kannemeyer, who died on Monday. It’s taken from Legends of The Turf Volume 2: (Createspace, 2014) by Charl Pretorius and deals mainly with PK’s personal side. In part 1, retired...

‘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...

The NHA’s stance on EPO

IN addition to its routine testing programme, The National Horseracing Authority (NHA) has again this year embarked on an extensive, additional and narrowly focused set of tests for erythropoietin (EPO) and growth hormone. Blood samples taken from approximately 170 of...

Speed gene shows genetic makeup

THE link between the cause and effect of the so-called speed gene has been proved, according to research published by Professor Emmeline Hill in conjunction with scientists from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin. It was Hill's Equinome that...

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Murray, Van Niekerk licensed to ride in Hong Kong

LEADING young South African jockeys Callan Murray and Grant van Niekerk have been granted part-licences to ride in Hong Kong from 16 July 2018 to 17 February 2019 and both will be taking up the new challenge. The Hong Kong...

Wéhann Smith interview