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...

New race draws 101 nominations

THERE were a remarkable 101 nominations for the R750,000 Grand Heritage over 1475m to be. This has to be something of a record but what makes this race stand out from all others is that there will be 28...

Durbanville track set for a revamp

THE racetrack at Durbanville is set for a face-lift. Work is due to start at the end of October on eliminating the course's much-criticised ridge and furrow. In recent years the country course has managed to attract horses of the...

Juglall boots home a handful

TALENTED Mauritian jockey Nooresh Juglall swept the outright riding honours at Kranji on Friday night when he booted home a memorable five-timer, the first of his brilliant young career. A former two-time South African champion apprentice jockey, Juglall had three...

Frosted is up there with the best

FROSTED, ridden by Joel Rosario,boosted his reputation as one of the best horses in the world with an impressive two-length win in the Whitney Handicap over 1800m at Saratoga on Saturday night. The Godolphin four-year-old, trained by Kieran McLaughlin, had...

Black Minnaloushe filly tops CTS Sale

THE CTS August Two-Year-Old Sale held at Durbanville on Saturday evening drew a good crowd of buyers, who spent just under R3,5-million on 61 of the 86 lots passed through the auction ring. Top price of R340,000 was paid for...

Jockey Delpech to be retained by Mary Slack

FOUR-time Vodacom Durban July champion jockey, Anthony Delpech, is joining Mary Slack as a retained jockey, after a successful seven year partnership with one of the country’s top stud farms and wine estates, Avontuur. Delpech, who still holds the South...

Lerena’s double secures ROW win in Shergar Cup

THE three-man team of jockeys representing the Rest Of The World (ROW), lifted the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup after a day of fierce competition at Ascot, UK, on Saturday. South Africa’s Gavin Lerena, Silvestre De Sousa of Brazil and...

Buy Low, Sell High!

CTS Sales Manager Amanda Carey believes that Saturday’s August Two-Year-Old Sale at Durbanville is one of the best auctions for “pinhooking”, the practice of buying young horses, overseeing their breaking in and training, and eventually re-selling them as race-ready...

Kimberley’s big day

SATURDAY's Flamingo Park Raceday will be highly competitive this year as more out-of-province trainers than ever before will be bringing their horses to the Kimberley track to compete for decent stakes. The meeting has gained a reputation as a fantastic...