Sunday, April 5, 2020
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

We'll have to race for the love of it!

Prepare for a massive stakes reduction

THE national task team of the Racing Operators and the National Horseracing Authority have been closely monitoring and assessing the extremely fluid situation around the COVID-19 lockdown measures and resulting impact on the sport and business of horseracing. Extreme measures...
Charles Savage.

RA is active during lockdown

THE world is going through incredibly uncertain times, and the South African racing industry is of course by no means immune. The RA Board is acutely aware of the risks facing our industry and owners, and we would like...
Michael and Adam Azzie.

Azzmen will weather the storm

GOLF legend, Tom Watson, once noted that "I find that this game gives you something, but then takes it right back”, writes DAVID MOLLETT. Trainer Mike Azzie would agree with those sentiments as - after the halcyon days of four...

Tellytrack’s lockdown special

GOOD news for the racing fraternity is that Tellytrack has waived subscription fees during the lockdown. The live streaming of races can thus be accessed for free on the website. On most days, in excess of 100 races from across the...
Geoff Woodruff.

How SA racing is coping with lockdown

HOW is South African racing handling the Covid-19 lockdown? Andrew Bon speaks to a number of prominent personalities including Adrian Todd, Mike de Kock, Geoff Woodruff and Sean Tarry.

Parker is a favourite at Woodhill

MEET Parker, a new two-year-old at Glen Kotzen’s Woodhill Racing stables, on his way to being passed through the pens. So, Woodhill joked in a recent mail to us. The big guy Parker (with groom Lindiwe) is actually a rescued...
Racing at Kranji in Singapore.

TAB keeps betting going

TAB account holders can look forward to international racing South African horseracing is at a halt for 21 days, but the show goes on for TAB accountholders and there are numerous chances to win big on commingled Australian Jackpot pools...
Dean Sawarjith.

Sawarjith is promoted at Phumelela

DEAN Sawarjith, who heads up Phumelela’s international operations, has been given the added responsibility of managing Tellytrack with immediate effect. Tellytrack is a vital component of South African horseracing in that it is the industry’s television shopfront locally and internationally. Sawarjith...

Bet online while racing is on ice

LEADERS of the South African horseracing industry met this morning in the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s nationwide lockdown announcement last night and have formed a special task team to navigate the sport through the challenges presented by the...

More lockdown news Tuesday afternoon

THE leadership of Phumelela Gaming and Leisure have been closely following the developments in terms of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Over the last couple of weeks, it has become increasingly clear that the racing industry – like the rest of...

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