Horses bleeding from toxic fumes at Shongweni

A number of trainers at the Summerveld training centre in Shongweni, KwaZulu-Natal, have expressed grave concerns about horses bleeding from their noses as an apparent result of toxic fumes emanating from the Shongweni Landfill Site, managed by Enviroserv, the...

Wrogemann is fully coherent after induced coma

INJURED jockey Gunter Wrogemann’s wife Sam reported on Sunday brings that he has been awoken from the induced coma he has been in since his heavy fall at Turffontein a fortnight ago. “So finally today I have good news, it’s...

Sniper Shot’s well-timed Post Merchants win

SNIPER Shot produced a sustained and well-timed run for jockey Keagan de Melo to win the Gr2 Post Merchants over 1200m at Greyville on Friday night from Black Cat Back. Wynkelder took third ahead of Pure Blonde. Black Cat Back...

Turffontein runner comments

ANDREW Bon went to Randjesfontein this week for a chat to Mathew de Kock, Adam Azzie and Sean Tarry who will saddle 26 runners between them at Saturday's Turffontein meeting. Listen to the advice and make your assessments before...

Latham is breaking through Down Under

A decade ago South African jockey Keagan Latham won a Group One race in Abu Dhabi, the HH Presidents Cup on Dynamite. These days he is more likely to feature in race books for Kembla Grange, Muswellbrook or Nowra in...

Klawervlei Farm Sale on Friday

TRIPLE Gr1 winner Captain Of All, a star son of the late Captain Al, sold at the Klawervlei Farm Sale, is now himself a stallion at the farm, where several of his own progeny will be sold at the...

Tellytrack offers free race replays

GREAT news for racing fans is that they can now watch racing replays from the previous day on demand for free. The new service launched by Tellytrack allows punters and other racing industry stakeholders to watch replays of the previous...

Hard To Play for July Day!

A number of bettors ignored three-year-old Hard To Play from a deep draw in last Saturday’s KZN Winter Challenge over 1200m at Greyville, but it posed no problem for the son of Curved Ball, who slammed his rivals with...

‘Derby Day’ at Scottsville

It’s “Derby Day” at Scottsville in Pietermaritzburg on June 23 and with the two former “classic” races now being staged as open weight-for-age events, large and strong entries have been received for the 2 400m clashes. The two events were...

Da Silva suspended after hitting Crowley

FORMER UK Champion Jockey Jim Crowley has claimed he was “the victim of an unprovoked attack from behind” after he was struck in the face by Raul da Silva (photo) at Goodwood on Sunday. Da Silva was suspended for 21...