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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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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…

Snaith team up to the task

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Ken Nicol: While Do It Again and Justin Snaith cleaned up at the Equus awards, he was happy to redirect some of the credit onto his incredibly hard working staff…

Equus Awards 2019 winners

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Mike De Kock for Australia

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Australian racing website justhorsracing.com.au this morning reported that South African trainer Mike de Kock will be setting up an operation in Australia training out of Cranbourne with his son, Mathew.…

100% for NHA lab

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The National Horseracing Authority has just been advised that, in the International Laboratory Proficiency Testing Program conducted during 2019 by the Association of Official Racing Chemists, its Laboratory has again…

Lyle retains his title

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Ken Nicol: Lyle Hewitson has retained the Jockeys champion title after a thrilling months long battle with Muzi Yeni. “I’m so fortunate and blessed to be in this position and…

Tarry’s 30m championship

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Bonginkosi Nkosi: “We will worry about that in June”. Following Legal Eagle’s heart stopping triumph in the Green Point Stakes, this was the comment made by trainer Sean Tarry when…

Equus press release

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Update: Winners & Nominee's - Equus 2019 The Equus Awards voting panel submitted their final selections following the Greyville meeting 27 July 2019. The voting panel comprised of Matthew Lips, Alistair…

Rainbow Bridge takes Champions Cup

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Jack Milner: Rainbow Bridge proves his class with hard-fought win over Soqrat in Champions Cup. The showdown between runners from the Eric Sands and Mike de Kock stables did transpire…

Kasimir shows who’s boss

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Ken Nicol: After winning all three big sprints of the Cape season, Kasimir capped a dream season and made certain of the Equus champion sprinter title by notching the Grade…

Dubai World Cup programme

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DUBAI: The 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival programme has been announced by Dubai Racing Club and will take place at Meydan Racecourse over 10 weeks, including nine consecutive Thursday evenings,…

Rider Cup a tight contest

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Jack Milner: The annual New Turf Carriers Rider Cup will take place at Greyville on Sunday and will be run on the Polytrack. The three major provinces are each represented…

KZN Falcons win Rider Cup

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The KZN Falcons were victorious for the first time in the New Turf Carriers Rider Cup jockeys challenge at Greyville after Anton Marcus and Keagan de Melo came home 1-2…

Flamingo Park in spotlight

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The Flamingo Park Raceday, to take place this year on Saturday 3 August, is one of the highlights on the Kimberley horseracing calendar and coincides with the start of the…

Strydom back for gold

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Piere Strydom has been booked to ride Frank Robinson-trained Roy Had Enough in Saturday’s eLan Gold Cup over 3200m at Greyville. Robinson noticed there was a gap in the Mauritius…

2019 EQUUS Awards

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The Equus Awards organising committee has started preparing for this year’s Equus Awards to honour the champions of the turf, both human and equine. The glittering awards ceremony will be…

Muzi Yeni has a Star Profile

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Trevor Reid: Jockey Muzi Yeni has had a fair crack at winning this season’s South Africa’s Jockey Championship and although he has a tough task to catch Lyle Hewitson, he…

Jeff Lloyd in grand finale

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Legendary jockey Jeff Lloyd is set to go out with the proverbial bang on Saturday when calls time on his career with a near full book of rides at Doomben…

Treble for Do It Again?

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Jack Milner: The question now on many people’s lips after Do It Again won the R4.25-million Vodacom Durban July on Saturday for the second successive year is: could he become…

Do It Again penalised one point

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Merit rating adjustments after Durban July meeting Dual Vodacom Durban July (Grade 1) winner Do It Again has had his merit rating increased slightly from 125 to 126. In a…