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Shock as Sheik Maktoum cuts SA interest

Shadwell, one of the world's biggest racing and breeding operations, is to wind down its interests in the southern hemisphere following a global review of the business. In a move that will have major financial implications on racing's global scene,...

Crop rules under the spotlight

The following story from Racing Post provides an interesting scenario, as well as plenty of food for thought . It certainly got me thinking about our own rules and how they are applied - tt. The “toothless” penalties for overuse...

Mike de Kock’s string for Dubai, 2017

TRAINER Mike de Kock has announced the names of the runners in his string for the 2017 Dubai International Racing Carnival, for which preliminary races are already being staged at Meydan. De Kock's band of desert aces include star three-year-old...

Stradivarius set for another big run

HAVING destroyed his rivals when claiming a Gold Cup hat-trick at Royal Ascot last month, Stradivarius will be a warm order on his return to Goodwood on Tuesday  – but trainer John Gosden is taking nothing for granted, with...
Mathew de Kock.

Mathew de Kock swings into Oz action

Mathew de Kock will saddle his first two runners in Australia on Wednesday when Mr Money Bags and Token Spirit line up at Geelong outside Melbourne.  Mr Money Bags lines up in Race 5, a BM78 Handicap over 1500m and...

What the Dubai World Cup means to the people

ON Dubai's biggest race day, ANDREW BON speaks to Frank Gabriel, Executive Director of the Dubai Racing Club, about the $10-million race and how they have managed to attract the world's best horses to the UAE every year. "It's...

Cracksman is likely to miss the ‘Arc’

IT is uncertain whether up-and-coming three-year-old Cracksman will contest the Gr1 Prix De l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly on 1 October. The prevailing sentiment from his connections has been that the unfurnished son of Frankel needs more time. On the...

Winx faces seven in Apollo Stakes

WINX, the Australian super mare, chases her 30th straight win in this weekend's Apollo Stakes (G2) at Royal Randwick in Sydney. The daughter of Street Cry is both fast, as her recent Longines World's Best Racehorse award proves, and popular,...

Robbie Fradd’s best day in Queensland

SOUTH African jockey Robbie Fradd had his best day since moving to Queensland in Australia with 5 1/2 winners at the Gold Coast metropolitan meeting on Wednesday. In SA it would count as six. It was a perfect birthday...
Meydan grandstand.

ERA bans spectators from Dubai racing

THE Emirates Racing Authority has announced that spectators will be banned from race meeting to be held in the UAE over the next few days to help combat the spread of the new coronavirus. In a statement, the authority said...