Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Summer Cup launch 2019.

Social pioneers and the Summer Cup

THE 2019 Summer Cup media launch was held at Rockets Restaurant in Bryanston on Wednesday – a vibey spot with a spectacular view of Johannesburg, and expertly utilised by event organisers Campbell & Campbell to introduce this...
SA Racing is at a crossroads.

No more time to waste!

MANY South African racing fans would have been shocked by Mike de Kock’s official announcement on Monday that he and son Mathew will be setting up a satellite yard in Australia. Others will argue that...
Mike de Kock.

Mike de Kock to set up in Australia

MIKE de Kock announced on Monday that he and son Mathew de Kock will be setting up a satellite yard at the Cranbourne Racing Centre outside of Melbourne, Victoria. De Kock said that his South African...
Andrew Bon, ever-present.

“Molly” writes about “Bonski”

BACK in 1997, Janet Jackson had a hit song "You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone”, writes DAVID MOLLETT. Given the glowing tributes to somewhat eccentric - but highly entertaining...
Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Phumelela pleased with PP interdict

PHUMELELA is pleased to announce that a court order was granted in favour of the company yesterday preventing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s remedial action on the horse racing industry from being implemented until the review process has...
Frankie Dettori and Enable

Sport and Art in One

WHO would predict that a ballet report would feature in Turf Talk? But DAVID ALLAN describes two national heroines in his latest TT Newsletter article– not repeating everything we have already written and read about one of...
Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya.

Sheikh Mo in custody battle with sixth wife

IN a highly unusual move, Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai and Princess Haya of Jordan have issued a statement regarding their divorce proceedings. The couple decided to speak out after extensive media coverage of their split, and have confirmed that...
Japhta Kgaphola at Heversham Park Farm.

Equine Mentorship to Pretoria student

HEVERSHAM Park Farm of Gauteng has introduced an Equine Management Mentorship for previously disadvantaged individuals interested in racing and breeding. It was announced this weekend that Japhta Kghaphola was the recipient of the first Mentorship and Heversham Park’s Nigel Riley...
Alistair Cohen.

Best view in the house!

IF you are reading this, you are like me: sick for the game. You love racing as much as I do, you care for racing as much as I do, you want it to thrive as much as I...
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 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...

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Racehorses flee from California wildfire

A California wildfire tore through a training centre for elite race horses in San Diego County, killing some while others were able to sprint to safety. There was no official count of animals killed in the hazy confusion as both...