Turffontein, 8 September

HERE is a 10-minute trainer interview package prepared by ANDREW BON for Saturday's 11-race card at Turffontein. He speaks to Johan Janse van Vuuren, Mathew de Kock and Geoff Woodruff about some important runners today, and you will find...

How good is Chimichuri Run?

CHIMICHURI Run was named after a hot sauce used on beef steak in Argentina. He’s a hot young horse too, and the likely favourite for Saturday’s Gr3 Spring Spree Stakes over 1200m on the inside track at Turffontein. On his...

Master trainer’s advice on picking horses

MARK Johnstone, who recently set a record for the number of career winners by a trainer in the UK, speaks to Racing Post about his methods of picking thoroughbreds for his racing operation. So when Johnston opens his catalogue, what...

Spring Spree will take place Saturday

THE postponed Grade 3 Spring Spree Stakes has been moved in its entirety to the Turffontein meeting to be held this Saturday and the Non-Black Type Ladies Stakes, which was reopened for entries yesterday, will also be run on...

High Court postpones racing hearings

THE Pretoria High Court on Monday ordered Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to postpone her planned hearings into horse racing which were scheduled to start on Tuesday, 4 September. This followed after Phumelela urgently applied for the hearings to be postponed...

Darryl Moore goes solo

AFTER 30 successful years of training Ivan Moore has decided to retire and take up a more passive role in his recently licensed grandson’s yard. Young Darryl Moore struck up a partnership with his grandfather but has now taken...

Grant van Niekerk’s flying start

GRANT van Niekerk was quickly off the mark at Sha-Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday. Van Niekerk won his very first race on the eight-year-old Triumphant Jewel and scored another success in Race 10 on World Record. Triumphant Jewel ran...

Saturday at Turffontein

GEOFF Woodruff and Mike Azzie have some good form runners at Saturday's Turffontein meeting, including Silken Prince, Mrs O, Schippers and The Rising Legend, and Mathew de Kock speaks about Mujallad. Thanks to ANDREW BON for the interviews. https://youtu.be/X2iryBexsTw

A climax of art, music and horseracing

EQUINITY's La Calavera will be presented at Turffontein Racecourse during the night meeting of Saturday 27 October and as we know from their previous productions this is an extravaganza not to miss.  The show will move to the grass enclosure...

The power and presence of Rabada

It’s 53 years since the nation’s favourite son, Sea Cottage survived the assassin’s bullet in the shadows of Durban’s Ellis Brown viaduct. And a lot of the “Duzi’s” water has passed under the portals of that edifice since the...