Finchwatch: At Kingsclere with the Brit

RETIRED South African businessman Brian Finch loves Twitter, and Twitter loves him, and so do we, because we continue to admire this racing fanatic's lifestyle and we are able to follow his every move as he posts to social...

California Chrome is the world’s best

THE seventh edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2016 features several major changes at the top, led by California Chrome (USA) , who improved his rating from 128 to 133 with his dominating performance in the $1...

Racing Post is sold

THE Racing Post has been sold to Exponent Private Equity in a deal that was completed on Thursday. The business, which includes the Racing Post newspaper and its associated weekly print and book titles as well as a range of digital products,...

Yorker just pipped in second UK run

FORMER South African racer Yorker, now with William Haggas in The UK, followed his workmanlike third place in his Gr3 debut in the Strensall Stakes to Melbourne Cup contender Scottish with an excellent second to the filly Quebee in...

Keeneland sells most expensive colt this year

KEENELAND realised significant gains in average and median prices during the third session of its September Yearling Sale on Wednesday, during which a half-brother to multiple champion Beholder received a round of applause after he sold to the Magnier...

Several more where Al Fahad comes from!

TRAINER Mike de Kock has a handful of unraced horses showing his team quality work at his Randjesfontein base. The De Kock stable sent out two winners at the Vaal on Tuesday, including Sheikh Hamdan’s three-year-old Al Fahad (headline photo),...

The Turf Talk Time Machine # 11

STANLEY Amos (left) seen here with his brother  ‘Cookie’, devoted 75 years of his life to horseracing. One of South Africa’s all-time great jockeys, Amos died in January 2006, aged 87. Stanley rode competitively until he was 65. He was...

Arc may stay at Chantilly one more year

CHANTILLY  Racecourse, which will host the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, its undercard races and the preceding day’s races for the first time for the first time on 1 and 2 October, will likely be the venue for the 2017 renewal...

Champ Harzand has powers of recovery

JOCKEY Pat Smullen says that his dual Derby hero Harzand is “quite sore” after he was struck into in Saturday’s renewal of the Irish Champion Stakes, but he’s hoping the colt can make a speedy recovery in time to...

NHA rules controversial objection, “wholly groundless”

THE National Horseracing Authority (NHA) has confirmed that an Inquiry was held at its offices on Monday 12 September 2016, into the circumstances surrounding an objection which was lodged immediately after the running of the first race at Turffontein...