Sunday, July 5, 2020
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Nick Gordon, talented all-rounder.

Nick Gordon chats about Newmarket and the Derby

NICK Gordon is a South African now living on the outskirts of Racing's HQ Newmarket, U.K.  He is the son of late jockey Alan Gordon who tragically passed away in a motor vehicle accident in Zimbabwe, and the nephew...

Racing’s survival depends on punters

IMPROVING racing for its biggest client, the punter, benefits the entire racing ecosystem, writes PATRICK CUMMINGS of the USA’s Thoroughbred Idea Foundation. The same simply cannot be said for other stakeholder groups in the sport. Every horse owner, trainer, breeder,...
The golden Akhal-Teke horse, ancient root stock for the modern athletic equine. (Photo by Artur Baboev.)

Mythbuster: Thoroughbred not from Arabians!

A study involving Arabian horses from 12 countries found that some populations maintained a larger degree of genetic diversity and that the breed did not contribute genetically to the modern-day Thoroughbred, contrary to popular thought. An international team of scientists...
Brian Riley. (Moneyweb).

Riley sees light at the end of tunnel

BRIAN RILEY, the acting Chairman of the Racing Association (RA) and member of the Racing Restructuring Task Team (RTT), is a man with a business profile of the highest order. He is steeped in building and managing blue-chip businesses...

Strengthen racing by helping the punter

IMPROVING racing for bettors benefits the entire racing ecosystem, says the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF). The same simply cannot be said for other stakeholder groups in the sport. Every horse owner, trainer, breeder, jockey, farm or backstretch worker, fan, industry...

Online form study is just a pain!

LIFETIME punter GEORGE STARK laments the demise of South Africa’s printed racing publications and claims he speaks for the majority when stating that online form study is an expensive schlep which will, in time, affect the betting pools! I have...
Adrian Todd of SAEHP.

EU audit will commence soon

TURF Talk caught up with South African Equine Health & Protocols (SAEHP) MD Adrian Todd to look at what Covid-19 has meant to the export drive and where we are going from here. Yes, it has obviously been a...

The Turf Talk Time Machine # 46

THIS photo was taken on Friday evening, 12 December 2004, two nights before the Gr1 Hong Kong Sprint. It shows the connections of SA’s former star sprinter National Currency, and media members. From the left, Corjan Hilt and partner, Grant...

WSB donates to animal shelter

FRIENDS Of Rescued Animals or FORA for short is a shelter based in Krugersdorp that has for years provided a new promise of life to abandoned and strayed cats and dogs from all over Gauteng. World Sports Betting (WSB) decided...
Andrew Seabrook of New Zealand Bloodstock.

Seabrooke explains online bloodstock sales

ANDREW Seabrook, Managing Director of New Zealand Bloodstock, has been referred to as “the man everyone wants to be nice to”, and even “New Zealand’s greatest leader”. Seabrook’s NZB, with gavelhouse.com, will be staging the Klawervlei Farm Sale, online, between...