East Cape Racing Awards 2016 – The Winners

Silvano staying star Crown Of Gold is Horse Of The Year

2014/15 Polytrack Horse Of The Year Gogetthesheriff

The Racing Association Eastern Cape Chapter hosted the annual East Cape Racing Awards for the 2015/16 season on Saturday evening read more

Cheltenham Winner Disqualified

Original favourite awarded race

Any Currency seen winning at Cheltenham in March

Any Currency has been stripped of his win in the Glenfarclas Chase read more

Drefong Scores In King’s Bishop

Another Gr1 for Baffert


Drefong takes his chances with both hands and Breeders Cup Sprint could be next read more

A Star Is Born At Saratoga

Arrogate wins Travers by 13 1/2 lengths


Baffert galloper shatters 1979 race record read more

The Captain Reigns In Mauritius

Hat-trick for Donavan Mansour

Captain Magpie (2)

The former Cape-based Captain Al gelding Captain Magpie made it five wins on the trot at the Champ de Mars on Saturday read more

Darci Hard To Beat

Sunday 28 August in Singapore

Lightning Fast 190816-web_compressed

Every little bit helps in the racing game and well worth looking for horses that get a weight advantage at some of the different conditions of races read more

Really Special!

The Special Awards winners

Nadine Rapson - deserving honour

Tellytrack’s Nadine Rapson features amongst a deserving list of honours in the Eastern Cape read more

Malone On Her Own

Wilgerbosdrift-bred flyer beats a quality field

Jo Malone wins Speedsters

The gutsy Tiger Ridge mare Jo Malone put on one of the best displays of the day at Fairview on Friday read more

Snaith Stars Shine

Hat-trick for Cape Combo

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Justin Snaith provided the anticipated feature fireworks at Fairview on Friday read more

ITV Grab Top Jock

Betting coverage likely to get revamo

Hayley Turner

Turner, 33, retired at the end of the last Flat season after a career in which she became Britain’s most successful female rider read more

Private Equity Buys Punters’ Bible

Mergers watchdog clears Racing Post sale

Smanga on Racing Post

The State’s mergers watchdog has cleared the way for the Racing Post’s Irish owners to sell the paper to private equity player, Exponent read more

Riding Master Moves On

Fresh start for SAJA instructor

Gary Waterston

Gary Waterston is heading off to pastures new in Korea read more

Physical Abuse – Waugh Appeal Dismissed

Failed to appear

National Horseracing Authority

The Appeal Board acting in terms of Rule 85.5.7, ordered that Mr Waugh pay all of the actual costs and other expenses reasonably incurred by The NHA in connection with the appea read more

Tellytrack Broaden Horizons

Nine year old equestrian achieves her dream


Tellytrack.com is looking to expand beyond the world of horseracing into other forms of equestrian sports and show jumping looks the natural route read more

A Trip To The Beach

Pride of Drakenstein

Stunning! Beach Beauty and Sean Cormack are poetry in motion (Equine Edge)

Trippi celebrated his new champion sire status with the birth of a first foal to the former darling of the South African turf, Beach Beauty read more

Ever Thought Of Racing In Dubai?

Maiden winner earns R325 000

Star Empire wins - pic by Andrew Watkins - thanks to Mike De Kock Racing

The Dubai Racing Club have issued an invitation to owners to consider the benefits of racing in Dubai read more

Fallon About

Short Heads - our weekly news snippets feature

Tough Customer. Fallon says he is not past riding winners

It has been 22 years since recently retired – and now riding work again – Kieren Fallon pulled his colleague Stuart Webster from his mount read more

Another Brutal July

Equus Award winner - Charles Faull speaks out

Charles Faull (photo: Form Organisation)

2016 Equus Award winner for print media Charles Faull has his say on the Durban July, handicapping and why the R6 punter is the most important person in racing read more

Owner Body Takes Shape

Racing operator shows willingness to engage

Se Agabor wins at Greyville 28 Dec

Powerful KZN owner Brian Burnard has been mandated by a number of fellow owners to engage Gold Circle on their behalf in addressing the ever increasing unsustainability and lack of consultation read more

NHA: Mjoka Suspended

Has the right of appeal against the penalty imposed

National Horseracing Authority

Charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3 in that he failed to ride Miss Argentina out to the end of the race, thereby prejudicing his chances of obtaining first place. read more

Old Guard On Their Toes

Exciting that some have a classic look about them

Await The Dawn

A truly eclectic group of stallions will be represented by their first South African two-year-olds this season read more

Bonge – The Record Breaker

Two SA records shattered

Anthony Delpech rides Music World

Anthony Delpech will be crowned KZN champion jockey at the KZN Racing Awards ceremony at the Elangeni Hotel on Friday night read more

Ozzie’s Back

Ozzie Noach is back in South Africa

Ozzie Noach (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

After a year in Hong Kong, Oswald Noach is back and raring to go read more


Who Thinks What?

SP readers’ comments digest


Another Brutal July

Equus Award winner - Charles Faull speaks out


A Benevolent NHA?

Just not a very chatty one


Book Review: Off-Track And Online

A look at new new media and technology in horse racing


The Curious Case of the Saddle Cloth and other Pressing Questions

(Or When A Rule Is Not A Rule)


Pat Shaw – 800 Up

One of the finest trainers I have been lucky enough to meet


Paul Gadsby

Paul Gadsby (photo: Gold Circle)

Going Great Guns


Carl de Vos

Carl de Vos (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography)

Varsfontein Stud Master