Eastern Cape Racing Awards, nominees

THE Racing Association Eastern Cape Chapter in conjunction with Phumelela are pleased to announce the nominees for the annual awards 2015/2016 racing season.  Winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner to be held on the 27th August 2016,...

Bookie-bashing trainer cleared of crookery

A Turf Club investigation into the gamble landed by trainer Charles Byrnes at Roscommon Racecourse, Ireland, has been completed with racing's integrity body concluding that no rules were broken. Byrnes and jockey Davy Russell combined with three winners on 2 August...

Kotzen has three chances in Scottsville features

GLEN Kotzen has three chances of winning a R1-million race at Scottsville on Sunday and does not look to be without a hope of doing so. In the BloodStock SA Million Sprint over 1200m he runs South Side and Shizam...

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Paperback Writer… Paperback Writer

DEAN Kannemeyer sends out his highly regarded Var colt Paperback Writer for Sunday’s BloodStock SA Million Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville and said he was definitely better than his last run. He also said the key to his SA BloodStock...

American Pharoah is thriving at stud

US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has settled into his new life as a stallion at Coolmore America Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky. Stallion manager Richard Barry who commented “American Pharoah has thrived since he arrived at the farm. He...

”Tough boy”, Hack Green as well as ever

DENNIS Drier has a chance of landing both the R1-million Bloodstock SA Sprint over 1200m and the R1-million Bloodstock SA Mile at Scottsville Racecourse on Sunday as he sends out two promising types in Hack Green and The High...

Smart Call steals the show at Cape Awards

THE Cape Breeders hosted their annual Awards ceremony at the Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch on Monday evening, and it once again proved a huge hit with all who attended. Klawervlei Stud, who ended 2015-2016 runner up on the National Log,...

The Turf Talk Time Machine # 6

IN this week's Time Machine we go back more than 30 years to 1 March, 1986, and a video replay of the Gr1 Southern Sun Classic. Scroll down for video. Holy Moly, those were the days! This major feature was...

Germany’s new whip rules

FOLLOWING a fierce debate about use of the whip in the German Derby last month, German racing has adopted stringent new whip rules. The new rules will result in hefty fines and long bans for riders who breach the limit...