Watershed Friday as CTS sells top broodmares and fillies

FRIDAY is a watershed day for the Cape Thoroughbred Sales Company (CTS), who are staging its first Mare and Fillies For Stud Select Sale at Highlands Farm. Never before, has South Africa hosted a Select Sale of fillies and mares...

Piere Strydom’s 50th full of surprises!

TUESDAY, 7 June, was never going to be an ordinary day for multiple Champion Jockey Piere Strydom. He woke up having turned 50 years of age and with duties to be done at the Vaal Classic Turf Course it...

James Maphiri: Of Memories and Hope

FIGHTER and doyen of black horse racing broadcasting James Maphiri (69), still has plenty of energy to fight Parkinson’s, 14 years after he was diagnosed with the first signs of the disease. Popularly known as “Jimmy Bo-Horse’’ in racing...

“Johnny G” retires after sparkling career in the irons

POPULAR jockey Johnny Geroudis has decided to hang up his boots. The 46-year-old suffered an eye injury in 2015 and after much frustration, several consultations and an operation to his left eye, “Johnny G” called it a day this...

Quality and Quantity at Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale

THE Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale is one of the most popular and fastest growing thoroughbred auctions on the South African calendar. Over the past few years, despite facing a tough economic struggle, the KZN Yearling Sale has grown in both...

Support Fencing Master for a R1-million bonus

HEMEL ’n Aarde Stud’s new stallion Fencing Master has arrived from quarantine and stallion manager David Allan of David Allan Bloodlines has announced a R1-million bonus in support of the stallion, who is owned by UK-based Colin Bird. In the...

American Pharaoh winning bet tickets selling on E-Bay

WHEN American Pharaoh won the third leg of the 2015 Triple Crown at Belmont Park, more than 94,000 gamblers placed $2 win bets on him to win, and more than 90,000 of them left their winning tickets uncashed. A large...
Brian Toomey will be putting his life at risk just once more. (Photo credit: UK Mirror)

Brian Toomey decides to think with head, not heart

IN the Summer of 2013, jump jockey Brian Toomey fell on his head, sustaining terrible injuries. He spent 157 days in hospital and was given a 3% chance of survival. Last year, Toomey returned from the verge of death to...
Vercingetorix, service to be auctioned.

2016 Stallion Services Auction at Highlands

THE Cape Breeders Club will be hosting their annual auction of stallion services at Highlands Farm on Friday, June 10th. The auction will take place just after the inaugural CTS Mares & Fillies For Stud Select Sale, that starts...
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Review: 2016 Togo Sun Race Day, Scottsville, 4 June

Mark Van Deventer, for Interbet, reviews the Tsogo Sun Race Day at Scottsville, 4 June 2016 Talktothestars has been a revelation, improving with age to become a star sprinter after appearing to be no better than a top-division handicapper a...