Thursday, October 1, 2020
SA Racing

SA Racing

From the local front, breaking news, current news and maybe some old news too if we miss the boat!

Sunday racing comments

THE trainers interviewed in the Sunday package are Mathew de Kock, Adam Azzie and Geoff Woodruff, who will saddle 26 runners between them at the Turffontein (standside) meeting, several of them potential key runners. ANDREW BON conducted the interviews.

Horses For Causes raises 730k for NGOs

The 2017 Horses for Causes Charity Race Day held at Kenilworth last Saturday achieved several impressive milestones.  The 400 guests spent the afternoon in the Peninsula and Kenilworth Rooms celebrating an early Valentine’s Day, joining in the wine and...

Vaal Saturday trainer interviews

TODAY's special meeting at the Vaal features some nice runners including Soqrat, and Andrew Bon speaks to Mike de Kock, Corne Spies, Paul Peter and Paul Matchett.
Marchingontogether. (Candiese Lenferna).

Last Chance Saloon

THE final field for the Vodacom Durban July over 2200m at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday 25 July, will be announced on Tuesday and this weekend is the final chance for horses on the fringe to earn a berth in...

Laird, Sea Cottage among first Hall-Of-Famers

THE first four horseracing superstars to be inducted into the SA Hall Of Fame are: • Sea Cottage (horse) • Michael Roberts (jockey) • Syd Laird (trainer) • Harry and Bridget Oppenheimer (owners) The inductees were announced in Cape Town at Wednesday’s barrier draw...
Vee Moodley, CEO of the NHA.

NHA’s sends earnest request to President

THE National Horseracing Authority (NHA), has brought a number of significant facts to the attention of the South African government in an application on behalf of the horseracing industry for an exemption from specific lockdown regulations, presented on Wednesday. In...

Racing to the view of Joburg’s Skyline

IF the thought of watching the Johannesburg skyline light up on a summer evening appeals then night racing at Turffontein Racecourse is the best way to experience it as the city slows after yet another frantic day. With quality horseracing action...

Turffontein trainer comments

GAUTENG racing takes place at Turffontein on Saturday and Andrew Bon compiled a trainers' interview package featuring Tony Peter, Mathew de Kock, Paul Matchett and Geoff Woodruff.
Do It Again (nearest camera) and Soqrat.

Gr1 Gold Challenge entries

FIRST entries have revealed that the Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge over 1600m at Greyville on 8 June is another ‘race of the season’ contender. Defending champion Undercover Agent, Sun Met winner Rainbow Bridge, and L’Ormarins Queens Plate and...

Stallion services auction raises R2,1-million

THIS year's Cape Breeders auction was a resounding success, raising R2,161,100. The money raised will be put towards causes such as African Horse Sickness, vaccinations, groom education programmes etc. A huge benefit to the industry, for breeders especially. Funds from...