Bob Baffert with Justify.

Triple Crown winner was “positive” before KY Derby

THE New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Bob Baffert-trained Justify...

Klawervlei Farm Sale Catalogue released

THE Klawervlei Farm Sale has quickly become one of the most popular thoroughbred auctions on the South African thoroughbred calendar. The catalogue has been released. A sale with a tremendous atmosphere, the farm sale has consistently produced high-class racehorses. It...

TAB and Betting World: Business as usual

PHUMELELA Gaming would like to reassure all TAB and Betting World customers, as well as horseracing and soccer fans in general, that it’s business as usual as South African horseracing readies to hopefully resume behind closed doors on 1...

New Zealand racing shares SA’s troubles

THE Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) of New Zealand confirmed on Tuesday changes it was taking in response to the impact of COVID-19, including a reduction of 230 roles, including 150 permanent staff, across all areas of the TAB. The...
Piet Botha.

Trainer Botha riding work during lockdown

TRAINER Piet Botha tells Fiona Ramsden about life in one of the smaller yards in Cape Town, during Covid-19. https://youtu.be/dn7ASMRgrE8

SA racing media seeks to unite and promote

MEMBERS of South African racing’s press corps at the weekend formed the “South African Racing Media Association”, following a call from Turf Talk to unite as group in view of developments and major changes looming in the industry. In a...

SA racing’s “orange light”

PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech to the nation on Sunday night was a near reproduction of the Level 3 draft regulations leaked on Saturday and which gave racing fans around the country much hope for a resumption on 1 June. He...

Santa Anita shows how it’s done during CV-19

WHEN racing at Santa Anita Park in Los Angeles resumed on 15 May, the total turnover for nine races $11,207,076. This was achieved with no bets placed at track windows, and was more than $4-million up from the same...
Henning Pretorius.

Meet the new Summerhill boss

HENNING Pretorius has acquired Summerhill Stud from Mick Goss, and here is an introduction to this ambitious horseman, recorded by Andrew Bon. https://youtu.be/g_Ndkym7Is8

Leaked Level 3 doc: Racing will be allowed!

A leaked government notice doing its rounds on social media reflects good news for racing in South Africa. According to the document, dated 20 May, Level 3 allows for "professional non-contact sports matches, which may only include players, match officials,...