Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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One World (blue silks), ran the race of his life to hold off Rainbow Bridge in the 2020 Sun Met.

One World prevails in sensational Sun Met finish

THERE are three, perhaps even four ways in which to headline Saturday's scintillating renewal of the Gr1 Sun Met. The race produced a third success for trainer Vaughan Marshall, a life-time highlight for jockey MJ Byleveld, a potential star...

Superstitions in racing: “Good luck to you!”

SUPERSTITIONS are “a widely held but irrational belief in supernatural influences, especially as leading to good or bad luck," writes KATHRYN RALPHS in Part 1 of a column published in the Turf Talk Newsletter. There is a lot of work...
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...
Dr Camilla Weyer and Adrian Todd.

How ready are we for an EU audit?

AMIDST the euphoria about the European Union (EU)’s announcement on Tuesday of April and May 2020 as audit months for South African bloodstock export protocols, a number of concerns have been raised. The principal queries...

We need positive industry news to go overseas

"SOMETIMES you just want to scream!" writes DAVID ALLAN. There are overseas people who are involved in SA, are already keen to have a racehorse and already have an affinity with South Africa. But...
Robert Bloomberg, joint Chairman of Kenilworth Board.

Kenilworth’s board is dealing with challenges

THE board of Kenilworth Racing (KR) hosted a well attended meeting with various stakeholders at the course on Monday evening. They dealt with the many challenges facing the organisation, and then shared some insights...

How small events company turned Summer Cup around

RACING fans across the board have been unanimous in their praise for the organisational acumen shown by Saturday’s Summer Cup event organisers, Campbell and Campbell, led by Angus Campbell, a young entrepreneur who has turned...
Bridget and Chris Gerber.

The quality of Chris Gerber

PERHAPS an anecdote that best epitomises the quality of Chris Gerber, happened at Mike de Kock’s Christmas lunch a few years ago, writes JACK MILNER. Chris, journalist Dave Mollett and I were sitting together,...

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Horses are great healers!

WEDNESDAY was World Mental Awareness Day, and today we look at the role horses are playing in helping people to deal with, or recover from, psychological problems. Humans and horses have maintained a healthy relationship for millennia. But far from...