Friday, September 21, 2018
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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...

How Southern Phantom got his looks

SOUTHERN Phantom, with his white face and blue eye, has yet to win a race in the US. But his distinctive physical features led to a CNN feature on the 2-year-old colt, which it calls "the talk of the racecourse." So,...

A climax of art, music and horseracing

EQUINITY's La Calavera will be presented at Turffontein Racecourse during the night meeting of Saturday 27 October and as we know from their previous productions this is an extravaganza not to miss.  The show will move to the grass enclosure...

Koster: “Our industry is ripe for change”

EQUUS Champion Breeder John Koster of Klawervlei Stud has called for unity in the South African horse racing community.  Koster, in his acceptance speech delivered at the Equus Banquet last week, started with a short tribute to his late friend,...

Trading horses like stocks

RETIRED racehorse trainer James Goodman heads the SA division of Equine Hub, a new trading platform for thoroughbreds developed in Singapore and due for launch in the country in October. Equine Hub is the first equine platform that leverages blockchain...

Kabelo Nkoane is a horseman going places

KABELO Nkoane remembers his year of birth, 1987, as the year Dennis Drier’s Spook N Diesel was a prominent runner on our tracks. North By Northwest is another of his favourite runners from the 1990s. Kabelo has been a horse...

Horses bleeding from toxic fumes at Shongweni

A number of trainers at the Summerveld training centre in Shongweni, KwaZulu-Natal, have expressed grave concerns about horses bleeding from their noses as an apparent result of toxic fumes emanating from the Shongweni Landfill Site, managed by Enviroserv, the...

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...

TAB’s four bets on Soccer World Cup

THE greatest soccer show on earth kicks off at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Thursday afternoon 14 June and TAB is offering four exciting once-off bets on the football showpiece that will give anybody the chance to win...

Road to the 2018 Investec Derby

MALCOLM Fried, Investec's International Head Of Marketing, speaks to Andrew Bon about this weekend's 2018 Investec Derby, the goings-on behind the scenes and what is planned to make the event even more special this year. https://youtu.be/1mdXMZNKtb8

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Winx on 60 Minutes!

HERE's a 15-minute thrill: A documentary about Australia's wonder mare, Winx, produced by the Australian 60 Minutes Team, and featuring never-before-seen footage taken in her stable and on the training track, as well as in-depth interviews with trainer Chris...