For the Love of Two Games!

THE only thing that South Africa’s racehorse grooms love more than racing is Soccer, and competition was fierce in the annual Grooms Soccer Tournament sponsored by the Racing Association and staged on the infield at Turffontein Racecourse on Sunday. Last...
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Master Sabina: Geoff Woodruff interview

HERE is an interview with trainer Geoff Woodruff about Master Sabina, the six-year-old 2015 Summer Cup winner who is well drawn for the 2016 Vodacom Durban July.  

Oaks, Derby double for BloodStock SA

MAURITZFONTEIN-bred Cape Speed completed a feature double for BSA graduates at Scottsville on Sunday, winning the Gr3 Track And Ball Derby over 2400m for trainer Dean Kannemeyer and owners Khaya Stables. Cape Speed is a 2014 National Yearling Sales graduate,...

Prince Charles is bitten by Racing Bug

AMONG all the news reports to emanate from the 2016 Royal Ascot Festival this week came the titbit that Prince Charles is apparently “hooked on racing”. According to a BBC report by CORNELIUS LYSACHT, the Queen's racing and bloodstock adviser...

Bela-Bela: Has Delpech picked the right one?

SNAITH Racing announced via Twitter on Friday afternoon that jockey Anthony Delpech had opted to ride Varsfontein Stud’s smashing filly Bela-Bela in the 2016 Vodacom Durban July, which may, or may not be a significant pointer to the race....

French trainer’s Ascot double

QEMAH posted a welcome victory for France by landing the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget on Frida afternoon. Jockey Gregory Benoist won on the 6-1 chance from Nemoralia and Alice Springs. This was Rouget's second straight...

Trip Tease joins an Elite Club of Sprinters

WHEN you type “14-time winning sprinters” into Google’s search engine the name “Usain Bolt” comes up. Of course. Try “14-time winning thoroughbred sprinters South Africa” and “JJ The Jet Plane” is the only name that becomes readily available. “JJ” retired...

All respected the Order of St George

ORDER of St George, ridden by Ryan Moore, won the Gr1 Gold Cup over 4023m at Royal Ascot on Thursday after racing among the backmarkers for most of the race. The 10-11 favourite ran on strongly in the home straight...

Even Song completes O’Brien’s 50 at Royal Ascot

EVEN SONG made it 50 Royal Ascot winners for Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien after her impressive victory in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday. Even Song proved too strong for Ajman Princess in second place with The...

Mpume Mjoka has a bright future in racing

IN racing, there is a silent rule that one should never speak too early. Or one should shut up altogether before you embarrass yourself.  It’s a rule often broken because those married to racing invariably subscribe to another rule:...