Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

CTS Ready To Run: Great sale!

The best CTS R2R catalogue ever!

BUYERS and early talent scouts who have opened the online catalogue for the 2019 CTS Ready To Run Sale at Durbanville on Friday, 22 November are most excited. Their enthusiasm is shared by the vendors who will...

Stakes are reduced following decline of revenue

PHUMELELA advises that due principally to a decline in TAB tote revenue in the 2018-19 racing season and the withholding of the Gauteng provincial levy, prize money at its racecourses will be reduced by around 13% from...

Turffontein trainers’ comments

TODAY's interview package for Turffontein features Andrew Bon in conversation with Sean Tarry, Mathew de Kock and Paul Matchett, a number of key runners between them. https://youtu.be/jkGzzUR46yw
Charity Mile Day will again be popular n 2019.

Charity Mile will help sixteen beneficiaries

THE Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile has become a highlight on the horseracing calendar. This is not only for the connections of the finest equine athletes who line up in the starting stalls, but...
Ronnie Napier, 1986.

The Turf Talk Time Machine # 41

IN April 1986, the Ronnie Napier committee – appointed by the then Race Clubs in the old Transvaal – drew up their “Ten Commandments” – in a five-year plan to boost the image and professional efficiency of...
Captain Al in his heyday at Klawervlei.

Captain Al still in full command!

THE influence of Klawervlei Stud’s late, great sire CAPTAIN AL (Al Mufti) continues to be a potent force on the South African turf, and the multiple champion sire once again proved too good when his progeny...
Prince Of Kahal (nearest camera) wins the Gr2 Joburg Spring Challenge.

Plucky “Tiger” gets his Gr2 win

IT’s hard to believe that former leading sire Kahal died over five years ago, but his legacy lives on and it was good to see Prince Of Kahal, one of the stallion’s last foals, pick up the Gr2 Joburg...

Top trainers give advice for Turffontein

SEAN Tarry, Mathew de Kock and Geoff Woodruff all have top runners at Turffontein today and ANDREW BON spoke to all of them about their prospects. https://youtu.be/2QoDvLDAJN0

Plans for De Kock’s “Big Four”

MIKE de Kock has any number of decent horses in his yard, at any given time, but it won’t be out of place to name Hawwaam, Soqrat, Barahin and Buffalo Bill Cody his “current Big Four”. They’re...
Captain America, renowned CTS R2R graduate.

New initiatives at CTS R2R

THE 2019 CTS Ready To Run Sale, scheduled for Friday, 22 November, has even more than the usual benefits available to buyers. Alongside the customary exceptional quality of thoroughbred and the legendary CTS service, this year’s...

Featured Articles

What The Everest meant to racing in Sydney

THE Everest was, quite simply, the most exciting day of racing I’ve attended in Sydney, writes VICKEY LEONARD of Arrowfield Stud, and writes a blog on  Off The Pace. The atmosphere was electric, the race spectacular, the hype fulfilled....

The SA Showjumping Derby