Friday, November 16, 2018
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Celebs and horses seek refuge from Malibu blaze

A fast-moving blaze named the ‘Woolsey Fire’ started in Los Angeles, Califirnia on Friday, jumped the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon Road and rapidly made its way toward several populated communities, including Malibu, the superstar celebrity haven. Lady Gaga, Orlando...

Needed: Public awareness of racehorse care!

FOLLOWING the death of the prominent Coolmore runner The Cliffsofmoher in the 2018 Melbourne Cup earlier this week, one young Australian racing fan pleads for more transparency, and more media work in relation to racehorse injuries and regulations, and...

Win a December holiday break!

HOW does a three day/three night stay in beautiful Hout Bay sound? Turf Talk is giving away just that in our Turf Talk Holiday Competition which will cost you nothing to enter, but can win you a fabulous prize...

ITBF votes against artificial breeding

MEMBERS of the International Thoroughbred Breeders’ Federation (ITBF), unanimously voted against the use of artificial breeding methods in thoroughbreds at the General Meeting of the 2018 ITBF Conference in last week. The agreement re-affirms the federation’s long held stance against such...

Streamline your info sources for good betting!

BETTING is a deeply personal activity, and everyone has different ways of going about it. There are form students who try gather as much comprehensive info about each horse as possible, then synthesise that mass of data before making...

Wéhann Smith interview

WéHANN Smith occupies two CEO roles in racing as head of Kuda Insurance and Cape Thoroughbred Sales. He speaks to us about his first year at the helm of the sales company, how he manages both and what we...

A tribute to Jean Heming (1940 – 2018)

JEAN Heming, multiple Champion Trainer of South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s, has died at her home in Dornoch, Scotland, aged 78. We’re publishing today a tribute to the “Jean Machine” in the form of a definitive interview with...

Long live the racing purist!

THE other day, senior trainers Scott Kenny and Stanley Ferreira were discussing their racing experiences from the 1970s and 1980s. In the course of their conversation they remembered erstwhile top owner Fred Kinnear and his trainer-brother Harold Kinnear, most...

Horses are great healers!

WEDNESDAY was World Mental Awareness Day, and today we look at the role horses are playing in helping people to deal with, or recover from, psychological problems. Humans and horses have maintained a healthy relationship for millennia. But far from...

NHA seeks Chief Executive

THE National Horseracing Authority (NHA) is seeking a Chief Executive to replace Lyndon Barends, who resigned recently. Below is the advert distributed by the NHA. 

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David Allan visits Central Asia

TURF Talk columnist David Allan was ambassador of Great British Racing International at the World Nomad Games in Kyrgyzstan recently where 80 countries compete in 37 sports including several versions of horse racing to a huge international audience. He filed...

Horses are great healers!