There will be a horse for everyone

TRAINER Joe Soma believes that the forthcoming CTS Emperors Palace Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale to be held at Randjesfontein will offer buyers good value opportunities. He said: “We’re in a buyer’s market and as I always say – if...

The Turf Talk Time Machine # 19

TIME flies – here is a photo taken at the Jockeys International held at Turffontein in 2008. Interestingly, four of the jockeys on this photo have retired since, and only two will be back for the respective teams when...

Minding takes two 2016 Cartier awards

MINDING was named the Cartier Horse of the Year at the 26th annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars, on Tuesday evening. The 3yo Galileo filly, owned by a Coolmore partnership, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden...

Stating the bleedin’ obvious!

FROM yesterday's Turf Talk Newsletter, here is the latest piece by bloodstock consultant David Allan of AllanBloodlines, who pens a column for for us at the start of every week. This one deals with bleeding in racehorses, the use of...

In-form Frankie prepares to flex muscles in SA

SUPERSTAR jockey Frankie Dettori, who will be captaining the team of international jockeys in South Africa in a fortnight, racked up his 12th US Breeders’ Cup winner on Sir Michael Stoute’s Queen’s Trust at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Queen’s...

Charity Mile was a wonderful day for all

CELEBRITY ladies at Saturday's Charity Mile Day included (from the left) Carine Rous, Haley Owen, Mayuri Naidoo, Jo-anne Reynecke and Zoe Brown, daisy-fresh on a wonderful afternoon at Turffontein that saw great racing and great donations to various charities. The...

Lemaire’s record-equalling eight winners at one meet

LEADING French jockey Christophe Lemaire (37) bagged a record-equalling eight winners from 10 rides at Tokyo on Sunday. Lemaire, who won the 2011 Melbourne Cup aboard Dunaden, gave a kiss and salute to the crowd as he captured his eighth...

Brugman spearheads move to open horse trade with US

LEGAL Eagle, Marinaresco, Rabada, Silver Mountain and several others of the best horses in South Africa will leave the country at the end of the Western Cape season to race in the United States. If this ground-breaking initiative proves to...

Charity Mile, Lerena style

HERE is some action from the Gr2 Charity Mile at Turffontein on Saturday afternoon, including the race replay and reaction from the group of celebrities who were standing trackside, cheering their respective runners on to win. The photo shows...

Jockey Tylicki is paralysed from the waist down

DOCTORS have told popular UK jockey Freddy Tylicki that he has a T7 paralysis after he sustained spinal injuries in a four-horse pile-up at Kempton last Monday. It means the 30-year-old has movement in the upper half of his body...