First Timers In The Pink

Straight from the horse's mouth

Attempting to chanel their inner 16-year-old Divas are the South African Jockey Academy apprentice jockeys seen here with (L to R) Tajesh Juglall, Tristan Godden, Eric Ngwane on Tutti, Dennis Schwarz, Dylan Lerena, Janice Benecke (KZN Administrator for PinkDrive), Calvin Habib, and Julius Mphanya - (Photo credit:  John Lewis/Gold Circle)

The trainers talk about their first timers at the Greyville PinkDrive racemeeting read more

Fairview 28 October – First Timer

Straight from the horse's mouth


There is only one first timer running at Fairview on Friday read more

Racing For A Good Cause

The ECHCU Charity Race Day

ECHCU logo

The ECHCU holds it’s annual race day and charity auction on Friday, 28 October 2016 at Fairview. We find out a little more about them as well as what’s on offer. read more

NHA: Goosen Fined

Fine of R17 000 wholly suspended

Louis Goosen

Presented Doing It For Dan at the starting stalls for re-certification when a specimen taken disclosed, upon analysis, the presence of a prohibited substance read more

Equine Management – A Career Awaits

Now accepting applicants for 2017 intake

Summerhill School of Excellence students and horse of the year Igugu

Graduating students have excelled and proven themselves again and again, not only here in South Africa, but in Australia, England, New Zealand, America – and even as far as Japan read more

Speed On A Friday

Friday 28 October

MY LUCKY STRIKE looks well placed (Pic by Singapore Turf Club)

A terrific weekend of racing with the running of the 2016 Raffles Cup and while the best middle distance horses will strut their stuff at Group 1 level on Sunday, some handy sprinters make Friday’s meeting well worth a look. read more

Happy Valley – Race Null & Void

Don't throw your tickets away


An enquiry from a punter regarding the Hong Kong racing on Wednesday has led to Phumelela issuing this statement on behalf of the HKJC read more

The Cat’s Out The Bag

De Kock’s Ektifaa and the low-key Smokey Affair could be the two jokers in the pack

The Secret Is Out wins Gr3 Strelitzia Stakes

Trainer Vaughan Marshall is looking for history to repeat itself at Kenilworth on Saturday with a family close to his heart read more

Andrews For Tellytrack

Attention being given to presenting skills and training

Show On The Go. Tellytrack serves the industry in SA

Neil Andrews has been appointed Presenter Co-Ordinator on horseracing television channel Tellytrack read more

Drier’s Summer Opener

Capetown Noir's half-sister looks decent

Premier Dance (Sean Veale) wins on debut at Greyville, beating Expresso Martini

KZN Champion trainer Dennis Drier broke the ice with his third runner of the 2016/17 Cape summer season read more

Taking The Plunge – At 30!

My last week at the Singapore Turf Club

Singapore English Broadcast Team - Gareth Pepper, Craig Evans and Matt Jones

I plan to take an active role in finding ways and means to get more of our horses here competing in Singapore and potentially around the world read more

Super Stallion Successes

100 individual stakes winners - and other notable markers

Fastnet Rock

As in every year, a number of stallions achieved memorable milestones during 2016 read more

Charity Mile Cracker

July rematch on the line in 5 November thriller

Mac De Lago Gold Challenge

Weiho Marwing’s dramatic Gr1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge winner Mac De Lago has been set a back-breaking 62 kgs, in a field that includes Joey Ramsden’s sensational Vodacom Durban July winner The Conglomerate read more

A ‘Keene’ Eye on South Africa

Foreign perspectives on our local product

Tom Thornbury

Tom Thornbury, Keeneland’s Associate Director of Sales, recently completed a 2 week yearling sale inspection tour of South Africa. He shares his thoughts and impressions. read more

Run For It

Lucky When It Matters Most

Run For It (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Horses, people and happy endings. The story of Run For It and how the best luck happens when you need it most read more

Fourie And Snaith Part Company

Some marriages don't work - despite great people on both sides

Richard Fourie  - back home

One of Cape racing’s most powerful partnerships has dissolved read more

New Breeders Association On Horizon

Effort to improve quality


An association has been mooted for those breeders in all provinces, excluding Kwazulu-Natal and the Cape read more

Injury Scuppers Breeders Cup Hopes

Smart Call Connections Call Off U.S. Campaign

Smart Call

In a statement made via Facebook, Alec Laird Racing has announced the end of the road for Smart Call’s 2016 Breeders Cup campaign read more

Leopardstown Success For SA Owners

Back from a break - and wins well at her second start


Markus Jooste and Braam Van Huyssteen look to have a smart sort on their hands in the Oasis Dream filly White Satin Dancer read more

Italian Gr1 For Duke’s Daughter

Drakenstein sire firing on all cylinders

Duke Of Marmalade - during his racing days

Duke Of Marmalade’s daughter Sound Of Freedom opened her Gr1 account with a courageous win to score in the Premio Lydia Tesio at Capannelle in Italy read more

Wainstein – ‘Strydom Out Of Form’

Selection 'panel of four' went on log positions

Larry Wainstein

Says it is time to give the youngsters a chance read more

Great Ride, Karis!

South Africa's favourite Mauritian son shows them how it's done


Former Hong Kong Horse Of The Year Designs On Rome looks set for a big run in the Hong Kong Cup in December read more

Snaith’s Fabulous Five

In-form yard crown great day with feature exacta


The Justin Snaith Racing Team are set to kick some serious sand in the face of their opposition this Cape Summer of Champions Season read more

Get It All In One Go

Sporting Post Digest – every Thursday


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest


Taking The Plunge – At 30!

My last week at the Singapore Turf Club


Run For It

Lucky When It Matters Most


Gripe… What Gripe?

Joey not happy about a few things - but his Morris is a minor


Turffontein Sunrise Sessions

Changing the perception of racing – one person at a time


Striker Not Good Enough For SA Team?

We are unlikely to get an answer from the selection panel


Etienne van der Westhuizen

Etienne van der Westhuizen as Kid Colt

Pulp Fiction


Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander (photo: JC Photos)

Jumping Jack