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Lerena seeks new challenge

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Ken Nicol: Formerly Gauteng based trainer Stephen Lerena has quietly relocated to the Eastern Cape, and had his first runners at the Fairview polytrack meeting on Tuesday. FEBRUARY 12, 2020…

Who can claim the crown?

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Jack Milner: The race begins for the SA Triple Crown and Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara on Saturday when a group of three-year-olds line up for the Grade 2 Gauteng Guineas and…

RESIGNATION OF LARRY WAINSTEIN

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Kennedy powers on to title

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Danie Toerien: Jockeys Gavin Lerena and Warren Kennedy both rode a threesome of winners on Saturday at Turffontein, with Lerena snaring the top prize on offer on the day, the…

20 April is audit D-day

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Officials from the EU will be conducting the audit of the South African Bloodstock Industry from 20 April to 1 May. JANUARY 27, 2020 The South African Equine Health &…

Hawwaam off to UK

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Jack Milner: The Sun Met on 1 February will be Hawwaam’s last race in South Africa. This has been confirmed by trainer Mike de Kock who said the son of…

Soqrat scratched from Sun Met

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After a disappointing eighth place finish in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate on Saturday at Kenilworth, Soqrat has now been scratched from running in the Sun Met. JANUARY 14, 2020 According…

Randjesfontein open again

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South African Equine Health & Protocols (SAEHP) has released the following update regarding the case of African Horse Sickness (AHS) reported near Randjesfontein early in November. DECEMBER 10, 2019 “A…

New man on NHA Board

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Newly appointed NHRA National Board Director. DECEMBER 10, 2019 With the resignation of Adv P Stais SC, a position became vacant on the National Board of Directors of The National…

Tough for Do It Again?

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Do It Again goes into what could be a history-making season as favourite for the World Sports Betting Green Point Stakes at Kenilworth on Saturday. DECEMBER 10, 2019 But trainer…

Zillzaal gives Tarry hat trick

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Jack Milner: Three turned out to be Sean Tarry’s lucky number at Turffontein on Saturday for a couple of reasons. Firstly, when Zillzaal crossed the line to win the Gauteng…

Phumelela Christmas Tree raceday a roaring success

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Danie Toerien: It really was a case of lucky 13 for the effervescent Tellytrack presenter Julie Alexander on Saturday 23 November with the extremely successful hosting of the annual Phumelela…

Lobo’s Legend in action at Shatin

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Hong Kong – Neil Callan is hoping South African import Lobo’s Legend can upset Four-Year-Old Classic Series hope Golden Sixty and break his duck in Saturday’s Class 2 Chevalier Property…

Suave Richard takes Japan Cup

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Tokyo – UK Champion Jockey Oisin Murphy on Sunday added the prestigious Japan Cup to his collection of Group 1 victories this year after guiding Suave Richard to success in…

Muzi loses appeal

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The National Horseracing Authority confirms that an appeal was held in Johannesburg on 15 November 2019, against the finding and the penalty relating to a contravention of Rule 72.1.11 imposed by an…

Terrance Millard dies

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Jack Milner: One of South Africa’s greatest trainers, Terrance Millard, passed away on Wednesday evening. Millard was due to turn 90 in a few weeks’ time and according to son-in-law…

Summer Cup draws

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The draws for the Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup, proudly brought to you by Bidvest, were conducted at a function on Wednesday evening. Final field and draws for the R2-million…

Jocks rise to Challenge

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Jack Milner: Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. That line from the Joni Mitchell song Big Yellow Taxi epitomises the…

Bidvest to sponsor Summer Cup

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The first anniversary of Chris Gerber’s death was marked at the Wanderers Golf Club. The prominent owner passed away on 21 October 2018. Chris was a very popular owner, breeder,…

Norton joins Internationals

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British rider Franny Norton has been included in the International Team for the 2019 World Sports Betting International Jockey Challenge supported by Sun International and Air Mauritius, at Turffontein on…

Zackey back next week

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Jack Milner: South African horseracing has been suffering from a dearth of top jockeys as a result of international commitments and injuries. Lyle Hewitson, Aldo Domeyer, Grant van Niekerk and…

Hewitson eyes the Money

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Hong Kong – Lyle Hewitson is discovering first-hand that Hong Kong racing’s reputation as an ultra-competitive crucible is not just empty spin. Six weeks into his first season, the two-time…

Latest Emperors Palace log

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Following her 0.50-length third place behind Querari Ferrari last week, Gary Alexander-trained Thandekhile has moved into No 17 spot on the log for the R1-million Emperors Palace Ready To Run…

Jockey challenge final teams

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The teams for this year’s World Sports Betting International Jockey Challenge supported by Sun International and Air Mauritius, have been finalised. Muzi Yeni will captain the South African team while…

Tough times for racehorse owners as prize money to fall 13% in November

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Please click below to open the article: Tough times for racehorse owners as prize money to fall 13% in November

Phumelela stakes reduced

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Phumelela advises that due principally to a decline in TAB tote revenue in the 2018-19 racing season and the withholding of the Gauteng provincial levy, prize money at its racecourses…

Dettori tops world rankings

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Crystal Ocean, Enable and Waldgeist top the latest Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings with all three having achieved a rating of 128. Waldgeist famously denied Enable a historic third victory…

Aethero breaks Sha Tin record

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While Aethero stole the limelight on Saturday in Hong Kong with a record-breaking run, South African trainer Douglas Whyte and jockey Joao Moreira teamed up for the first time –…

Summer Cup Log update

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While the latest Gauteng Summer Cup Log is unchanged, there are four Merit Rating changes. Dark Moon Rising drops from 115 to 114 after his comeback run when leading in…

Supreme court backs Phumelela

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The longstanding legal battle between Phumelela on the one hand and bookmakers in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal on the other, has finally been resolved in favour of Phumelela. The case centred…

International Jockeys 16 Nov

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It’s not just another race meeting. It’s us against them, our team against the rest of the world, the ultimate test – just like a world cup. That’s how Ryno…

£20,000 for Frankel’s shoe?

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Frankel fans have a chance to add to their collections when Bonhams Auction House sells what is believed to be one of the sole remaining racing shoes of the dual…

Lyle’s sanction kicks in

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The 14-day suspension handed down to Lyle Hewitson by the National Horseracing Authority in South Africa in April will kick in this week. As a result, he will miss riding…

Top fashions at Turffontein

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Spring has officially sprung and the change of seasons was celebrated with fashion, friends and fun at the Race 4 Fashion Race Day at Turffontein on Saturday. Fashion shows, competitions…

Milner in top form

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Followers of Racing Express tipster Jack Milner have not stopped collecting at the last two Highveld meetings. On Thursday, his Pick 6 came in twice. It paid R6,336.20 which meant…

Winx has a new sister

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There will never be another Winx but that hasn’t stopped a baby sister already trying to match her famous sibling. The mother of Winx, Vegas Showgirl, gave birth to the…

HK stipes after Aldo and Lyle

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Hong Kong – Aldo Domeyer might have started the new Hong Kong season with two winners but he landed a four-meeting suspension for causing interference in when winning Race 5…

NHA has Virtual Boardroom

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The National Horseracing Authority is pleased to confirm that on Monday, 2 September 2019, an exciting advance in Racing Control technology was launched, which is vital to maintaining the highest…

Watch race interviews here

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In an effort to promote transparency and act as the bridge connecting the sport of horseracing’s loyal punters to the people – jockeys and trainers – whose insights could help them…

Top team for Jockey Challenge

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After a highly successful International Jockey Challenge in Singapore last year, a six-man South African team will take on an international team on home soil this year. Larry Wainstein, CEO…

Oz racing stunned by deaths

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Australia’s horse racing community is in shock after two jockeys died in two days. Melanie Tyndall, 32, who is also a police officer, had been riding at Fannie Bay, Darwin,…

Whyte, Domeyer strike early

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Douglas Whyte is a titan of Hong Kong racing so it is perhaps fitting that a horse named for the Greek god Adonis should go down in the record books…

Cohen calling in UK

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Alistair Cohen to commentate in UK on Tuesday. South African commentator Alistair Cohen is currently travelling overseas and has been asked to be the guest commentator at Musselburgh on Tuesday…

KZN Awards Do It Again

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Do It Again named Horse Of the Season at KZN Awards dinner. The 2019 KZN Racing Awards and End-of-Champions Season Celebrations took place at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Friday night 23…

Teetan third in All-Star Jockeys Series

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Hong Kong Jockey Club: A blank day on Sunday prevented Karis Teetan from closing in the JRA World All-Star Jockeys series at Sapporo Racecourse in Japan. Sapporo – Hong Kong…

Randjesfontein a world class facility, says De Kock

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Jack Milner: Trainers Mike de Kock and Alec Laird have repudiated remarks made by former Randjesfontein track manager that the tracks were not properly maintained on Winning Ways. Both Mike…

Important Member Notice!

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Please click here to download the letter/notice: 2019 NATIONAL NOM. FORM AND LETTER

Summer Cup will be unique

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Jack Milner: The Gauteng Summer Cup will remain the “People’s Race” and will bring a visit to Turffontein Racecourse into the 21st century. The Gauteng Summer Cup has taken up…

Callan Murray back

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POPULAR South African jockey Callan Murray is on his way back to South Africa after stints in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Murray, who turns 23 at month-end, has has…

Luke’s reign to last

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Bonginkosi Nkosi: Fresh onthe heels of Lyle Hewitson’s monumental apprentice season, SouthAfrica has a brand-new youth sensation and his name is Luke Ferraris. In his very first season he won…