National Two-Year-Old Sale brings value

THE National Two Year Old Sale is without question one of the best value of money thoroughbred auctions in South Africa. This year's sale, scheduled for 18 and 19 August, has traditionally provided buyers with the opportunity to acquire outstanding...

“I have to improve in the office,” says rags-to-riches Moreira

"THE area I know I can improve is in the office - I missed a few winners because I lost concentration and didn't do a proper job selecting my rides. I can do that better and I will get...

“Kids go crazy!” reports Fayd’Herbe

"THE crowds go wild here in Mauritius, they shout like crazy, including the kids," said jockey Bernard Fayd'Herbe after enjoying his first meeting at Champ De Mars in Mauritius last Saturday. "It's a mind-blowing experience, there are kids who come...

Hawks win Rider Cup after objection

IN a closely contested Rider Cup Interprovincial at Scottsville on Sunday, the Highveld Hawks sneaked home via an objection in the last leg to edge out the Cape Eagles. The final points tally was Hawks 139 points, Eagles 133 and...

NRB changes conditions to help KZN trainers

AFTER a unanimous call from trainers in KwaZulu-Natal, the National Racing Bureau has issued a notice in respect of changes to certain categories of race on the KZN Race Programme. “The local guys just aren’t getting runs and are getting...

Lloyd heads chase for Brisbane title

JOCKEY Jeff Lloyd edged further ahead in the Brisbane jockeys’ premiership on a day when Australia’s controversial whip rules were in the spotlight again. The 55-year-old former South African, who collapsed after suffering a stroke in 2012 and doubted whether...

Memories of SA Invitation Stakes

SUNDAY’s Interprovincial Rider Cup at Scottsville is light years away in status from the erstwhile SA Invitation Stakes held along the same lines and at the same venue, but all this meeting needs is a strong sponsor. We hope that...

Mubtaahij, close third at Belmont

MUBTAAHIJ, the 2-1 favourite for Saturday’s Gr2 Suburban Handicap over 2000m at Belmont Park, finished third to Effinex in a scratched-reduced field of seven older horses. Mubtaahij, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. angled in sharply to what appeared to be...

Brian Finch, man with bruised shoulders

JUDGED by his social media time lines, retired Capetonian racing fanatic Brian Finch has made it his mission to see the Seven Wonders Of The World, and any number of other wonderful things like the Flower Show at Hampton...

Miss Frankel will go into training soon

MISS Frankel will be the first offspring of the legendary racehorse Frankel to race in South Africa. The striking chestnut filly, who is still playing around the paddocks at Avontuur Stud near Somerset-West, will turn two in August. She will...