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,...

Major revisions to Royal Ascot 2020

THERE will be major revisions to this year's Royal Ascot meeting, including the introduction of six extra races, changes to the running order, consolation contests for prestigious handicaps, and earlier start times throughout the week. Ascot last month announced its...
Ken Truter.

Catching up with Ken Truter

PROMINENT owner and NHA Board member and Western Capen Equine Trust Chairman, Ken Truter, speaks to Fiona Ramsden about the state of racing and the lockdown. https://youtu.be/4qSe_vOK-PE

Save our Jocks Campaign

KIRRA Kotzen, daughter of trainer Glen and Kathy Kotzen, has initiated a fundraising drive for South African jockeys via backabuddy, with the blessing and support of the Coastal Jockeys Association. She said: “Government faces challenges and demands from all directions...

Plenty cherries to pick from Summerhill dispersal

SUMMERHILL’s online dispersal sale is in full swing, with early bites at plentiful cherries all round, but a good number of royally-bred lots remain untouched thus far and Mick Goss expects the bidding to increase markedly towards the weekend. He...

Evans calls on Phumelela employees to speak up

PHUMELELA’s Business Practitioner John Evans has invited the company’s employees to come forward with information pertaining to possible fraudulent activities (of management and staff) they may have been aware of in their periods of employment. In an electronic meeting convened...

Evans meets with Phumelela employees

PHUMELELA's business rescue practitioner John Evans has convened and will be presiding over the first meeting of employees and employee representatives of the Company to be held this morning. The meeting will be conducted using Zoom technology and starts at...
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...

How is Mike Bass doing these days?

FIONA Ramsden catches up with retired master trainer Mike Bass, for Breeding To Win. https://youtu.be/NVdXFya8D_g