Fly North (Ryan Munger), with Barend Botes and Andy O'Connor.

Botes saddles 500th winner

BAREND Botes said he was surprised to hear that he had saddled his 500th career winner last week when Fly North (Ryan Munger) won at the Vaal last week, a few days after his 50th birthday. “I was wondering whether...
Lot 211, Oratorio colt.

The Rock’s yearlings are cookin’

THE Rock Stud has raised a number of above average individuals including recent Listed Model Man Mile winner Fools Gold and last season’s Gr3 Langerman victor, Snow Report. Spencer Cook of The Rock said he will be starting 2020 on...
Piere Strydom.

Strydom will be back from slippery slopes

MANY racing fans have been wondering what has happened to Piere Strydom, whose name has not appeared in race programmes recently, writes JACK MILNER. The former six-time champion jockey was in good form but was suddenly taken off his rides...

Next weekend will be all blue!

HERE's a short video to get you well in the mood for next weekend's L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Festival. https://youtu.be/5ByF_gqD6vU?list=UUFxsiWbI-h_BUki_X5FrZTg
Geoff Woodruff.

Runner comments for Turffontein

TODAY's Turffontein interview package features jockey Callan Murray, trainers Paul Matchett and Geoff Woodruff. Thanks Andrew Bon. https://youtu.be/um6_j5XsPTY?list=UUFxsiWbI-h_BUki_X5FrZTg
Vardy (yellow silks), has come on from his Green Point win.

Marcus gives latest on Vardy

VARDY, 6-1 for Saturday week’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and now 11-2 joint second favourite for the Sun Met, has come out of his WSB Green Point win exceptionally well, writes MICHAEL CLOWER. Trainer Adam Marcus commented: “He is sound, eating...
Ormond Ferraris.

Ormond Ferraris: A distinguished career

VETERAN trainer Ormond Ferraris retired in 2019 following a grooms' strike. He speaks candidly to Andrew Bon about this, his illustrious career and his family in this excellent interview. https://youtu.be/0QZs1Hk-1xc
The English Premier League: Unequalled Entertainment.

The Telenovella called EPL: Mid-season assessment

SINCE many of our readers are football fans - and punters on TAB's various soccer bets, we bring you this mid-season assessment of the English Premier League by PAULO DO CARMO, who happens to be a horse racing and...
Japanese leading jockey Yutaka Take poses on a life-sized statue of the Japanese legendary "Oguri Cap" horse, which won four grade-one (G1) races and died in 2010, made from fiber rainforced plastic (FRP) and coated with gold foil is displayed at the opening of the Gold Expo event at Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store on July 11, 2013. The exhibition will display and sell a total of 100 million USD (10 billion yen) gold made products, including the gold horse, priced at 201,400 USD (20.14 million yen). AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO

Japan’s love affair with horse racing

WHILE racing is of course a hugely popular sport across the world, there a few more impassioned racegoers than those in Japan, writes KRISTEN MANNING. They sleep overnight outside the track on the...
Frankie Dettori, amazing individual.

Nevermind Hamilton – Frankie was best in 2019!

SO - if you could have been any sportsman or sportswoman in 2019 - who would it have been?, asks DAVID MOLLETT. The list is a long one. It would include Lewis Hamilton, Springbok...