First Class Guv!

'No labelling - no necks on the block' - Lenferna

The first-timer comments platform was launched by Gold Circle over a year ago and has enjoyed plenty of support and debate in the public domain, with some trainers refusing point blank to offer any input to assist Joe Punter read more

Winx – Where To Next?

Team discuss next move

Winx (photo:

Horse racing might be the sport of kings, but right now in Australia it’s a queen who rules the track. The Chris Waller yard discuss the next steps for wonder-mare Winx read more

Classic Sadler’s Wells

Pure dominance!

Sadler's Wells

Capri’s win in Saturday’s Gr1 William Hill St Leger at Doncaster completed a clean-sweep of the 2017 English and Irish classics for male line descendants of Sadler’s Wells read more

Shoot For The Stars

An Audience With Quasillo

Quasillo (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Quasillo is the first son of Sea The Stars to stand at stud in South Africa read more

Public Has A Right To Know

Short Heads - Our weekly news snippets feature

Have the racing public been done a dirty with the non-disclosure surrounding the circumstances of the ‘ringer’ cases recently? read more

Umtelebhelo Rural Horse Racing Event

Save the date - 30 September

To celebrate September as Heritage month, Willowfontain Horse Riding Club in partnership with Ikusasa LeAfrica Foundation (ILAF) and Gold Circle is holding an Umtelebhelo Rural Horse Racing Event read more

Team Valor’s Woodbine Gr1 Score

The Breeders' Cup 'Win and You're In'

Barry Irwin

A plan come together saw Barry Irwin’s Team Valor International and trainer Marco Botti’s Breeders’ Cup prospects brighten read more

Baron Team Watch The Weather

Cheyne excited about training tracks

Gallop exposes the fact that Met winner doesn’t handle soft going particularly well read more

Heritage Field This Week

Supplementary entries close at 11h00 Monday

The build-up to the second R750 000 Grand Heritage to be run over 1475m at the Vaal on 30 September gathers momentum this week read more

Secretariat’s Owner Dies Aged 95

Tribute to Penny Chenery

Tributes pour in for the First Lady of racing, Penny Chenery, who passed away on 16 September read more

Happy Birthday, Uncle Den!

Drier takes the cake

Past KZN champion Dennis Drier, in his 40th year as a racehorse trainer, dominated the Scottsville Sunday meeting with five winners read more

Lerena’s Amazing Strike

Mauritzfontein bred and raced Ideal World gelding wins smoothly

Former SA champion Gavin Lerena is riding with his old confidence and booted home a good double at Turffontein on Saturday read more

Super 20 For Winx

Her stakes purse is now A$13.47 million

There seems no stopping Australian superhorse Winx as she closes in on a third consecutive Cox Plate read more

Who Is SA’s Best Named Horse?

Who is your pick?

There are breeders and owners who spend a lot of time, thought and effort in naming their horses read more

No Stopping Penny!

Harry Hall's daughter beats the boys in thriller

Jockey Jarryd Penny rode a double on the day and booted home his 9th winner of the season, maintaining his purple patch of good form read more

Cat In The Hat?

Plenty of interest at Turffontein today - Race 7 off at 15h50

Imported to South Africa from Argentina in November 2016 and a one-time Vodacom Durban July entry, the dual Gr1 winner has only his fifth career start but has been off for over a year read more

International Helmet Awareness

16 & 17 September 2017


In the market for a new helmet? You are in luck. 16/17 September is International Helmet Awareness weekend with hundreds of participating retailers offering headgear at reduced rates. read more

Murray Escapes With Caution

Unlikely defeat for red hot favourite

Callan Murray (pic: JC Photographics)

The aptly named Darkest Hour gives talented rider a big fright read more

Naked – Rather Than No Helmet!

Reader warns against consequences of not wearing a helmet

‘You – and Justin Snaith – are not doing your part for safety in the equine industry’ read more

Storm Clouds Brewing

The former Three Chimneys resident currently ranks as damsire of 145 stakes winners

Blueridge Mountain

Blushing Groom sire Rahy, a half-brother to former South African sire Rakeen and champion Singspiel, made his mark as a broodmare sire read more

Australia Suspends Movement

Hong Kong Jockey Club reacts

Sanshaawes arrives at Sha Tin

In a move labelled ‘disappointing’ by the HKJC, Australian authorities are to implement a movement ban on horses from Hong Kong effective 2 October 2017 read more

Breeding Winners – Gauteng Style!

Entering the Brons Age…changing perceptions about breeding a decent horse in Gauteng

While aeroplanes have always been his first passion, Netherlands born Fred Brons has set course and is flying full throttle into breeding winning racehorses. We need more positive people like him in this game! read more

Rules – NHA Was Lobbied By Stakeholders

Rules committee representation clarified

“In our opinion this move is to be applauded and is a massive step in the right direction” – Robert Bloomberg read more


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest


Shoot For The Stars

An Audience With Quasillo


International Helmet Awareness

16 & 17 September 2017


Naked – Rather Than No Helmet!

Reader warns against consequences of not wearing a helmet


It’s A Matter Of Trust

A Little Effort Goes A Long Way


Azzie – ‘Stop The Persecution’

Short Heads - Our weekly news snippets feature


Robin Bruss

Robin Bruss (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Circle Of Life


Ernst Oertel

Ernst Oertel (photo: supplied)

Leg Up