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Hewitson eager to make quick impression

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Equipped with six rides at Sha Tin on Sunday, Lyle Hewitson is eager make a swift impression on his return to Hong Kong racing ahead of the LONGINES International Jockeys’…

New times for postponed Cup Day race meeting

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PHUMELELA MEDIA RELEASE SUBJECT: New times for postponed Cup Day race meeting DATE: Saturday 27 November 2021 RELEASED BY: Phumelela Gaming Today’s postponed Summer Cup race meeting will now take…

4Racing announce 2022 strategy

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4Racing is pleased to announce its strategy around fixtures and stakes for the 2022 calendar year, which will see 240 fixtures proposed at 4Racing venues, and stakes increased from R186…

Lyle to ride in HK IJC

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Jack Milner: Champion jockey Lyle Hewitson will represent South Africa in the Longines International Jockeys’ Championship (IJC) at Happy Valley Racecourse on Wednesday 8 December. 20 NOV 2021 South Africa…

Summer Cup final field Summer Cup final field JOCKEYS READY FOR SUMMER CUP

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The draws for Saturday’s World Sports Betting presents the Gauteng Summer Cup proved to be the best and the worst for trainer Mike de Kock. 22 NOV 2021 He was…

Grand Heritage stake doubled

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Hot on the heels of their Gauteng Summer Cup sponsorship, World Sports Betting have also agreed to continue their patronage of the Grand Heritage. 11 NOV 2021 The World Sports…

4Racing granted operating licences

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4Racing is pleased to confirm that it has now been granted all operating licences by the Gauteng Gambling Board to pave the way for it to assume management of Highveld…

Wernar’s Prince is on fire

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Jack Milner: Owner Laurence Wernars, whether keeping possession in the family or in partnership with other owners, has some excellent horses running for him currently. 14 NOV 2021 To get…

WSB sponsor Summer Cup

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World Sports Betting have once again stepped into the breach and will sponsor this year’s Gauteng Summer Cup. 8 NOV 2021 World Sports Betting presents the Gauteng Summer Cup is…

A sparkling day for Kabelo

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Jack Milner: Those who were brave enough to take the 40-1 on offer about Sparkling Water in early betting for the Gauteng Summer Cup will be licking their lips after…

Queen Supreme ‘may surprise’

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Andrew Balding senses Queen Supreme may surprise a few of her rivals at the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday. 3 NOV 2021 Formerly trained in South Africa by Mike de Kock,…

Bingwa bags Mile

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Beautifully ridden by Chase Maujean, Bingwa proved he is a top miller as he coasted to a 3.25-length victory in the Allied Steelrode – OnamissionMile at Turffontein on Saturday. 30…

Melbourne Cup runners

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Runner-by-runner punter’s guide to Tuesday’s 2021 Melbourne Cup. 1 NOV 2021 1. TWILIGHT PAYMENT Who’s riding it? Jye McNeil Who trains it? Joseph O’Brien What barrier is it in? 2…

Terug kom die ding

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Jack Milner: Vodacom Durban July champion Kommetdieding will be making his return to the track in the Cape Mile (Non-Black Type) at Kenilworth on Saturday. 1 NOV 2021 The four-year-old…

October Newsletter – RA Today

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Launch of Nelson Mandela Bay Racing

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Henk Steenkamp: The wind at the Fairview racetrack can sometimes change the whole complexion of a race. 28 OCT 2021 Top horses and jockeys are often challenged against a strong…

UAE season kicks off Friday

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Ed Marnane – South African Alistair Cohen, recently appointed as the Emirates Racing Authority’s new race caller, will make his debut on Friday 29 October when Jebel Ali hosts the…

Potent field for G2 Mile

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Most of the leading horses stood their ground and as a result the R800,000 Allied Steelrode – Onamissionmile at Turffontein on Saturday should be an awesome race. 26 OCT 2021…

Updated Summer Cup Log

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There were no changes over the past week to the top 20 on the Gauteng Summer Cup log but the handicappers have made one change to the Alphabetical Order list.…

Big weekend for Trippi

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There was double delight for Drakenstein stallion Trippi as Amanzimtoti and Trip Of Fortune won Graded features at Kenilworth on Saturday. 23 OCT 2021 Amanzimtoti, hooked deep for her closing…

Updated Summer Cup log

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There are no changes this week to the Gauteng Summer Cup log as far as the top 20 places are concerned. 18 OCT 2021 However, Al Muthana’s merit rating has…

Entries for Allied Steelrode – OnamissionMile

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There were 27 horses nominated to run in the R800,000 Allied Steelrode – OnamissionMile when first acceptances closed on Monday, and what a field this race could turn out to…

New sponsor for Charity Mile

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Phumelela is delighted to announce that Allied Steelrode have been confirmed as the new sponsor of the Charity Mile. This important Grade 2 event, to be run over 1600m at…

September Newsletter – RA Today

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First log for Gauteng Summer Cup

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RACING ASSOCIATION REGIONAL AWARDS

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August Newsletter – RA Today

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Greyville to replace Fairview 27 August race meeting

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PHUMELELA MEDIA RELEASE SUBJECT: Greyville to replace Fairview 27 August race meeting  DATE: Monday 23 August 2021 RELEASED BY: Phumelela Gaming The race meeting scheduled to be staged at Fairview on…

Urgent Covid-19 update

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The National Horseracing Authority confirms that it is aware of an outbreak of Covid-19 cases in persons, including a number of Riders, that work in the industry at Fairview Racecourse…

2021 EQUUS AWARDS

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2021 EQUUS AWARDS The time is drawing closer for the announcement of champions in the horseracing industry at the virtual Equus Awards taking place on Tuesday 17 August 2021 at…

July Newsletter – RA Today

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Summer Pudding out of Bracelet

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Summer Pudding has been withdrawn from Saturday’s Grade 1 Gold Bracelet over 2000m at Hollywoodbets Greyville. 30 JUL 2021 The four-year-old daughter of Silvano, who is owned by Steven and…

Entries for Gold Cup meeting

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A number of Equus Awards are likely to be decided after the string of feature races at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Saturday 31 July. 12 JUL 2021 That meeting will bring…

Highveld racing on track

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As things stand, the Highveld horseracing programme will go ahead as scheduled. 14 JUL 2021 Additional security measures have been put in place commensurate with the continuing unrest and the…

June Newsletter – RA Today

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Stakes boost for owners

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Ahead of the transfer of the horseracing and tote business from Phumelela to 4Racing, the parties are pleased to announce that initiatives are being undertaken to enhance the business through…

Durban July final field

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Five-time Grade 1-winner Rainbow Bridge on Tuesday afternoon again saw the racing gods smile down on him when the final field and draw for this year’s Vodacom Durban July was…

Stakes on Highveld and in Eastern Cape get big boost

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PHUMELELA MEDIA RELEASE SUBJECT: Stakes on Highveld and in Eastern Cape get big boost DATE: Monday 21 June 2021 RELEASED BY: Phumelela Gaming Ahead of the transfer of the horseracing…

Nearly R500 million bet on Daily News 2000 meeting

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GOLD CIRCLE-PHUMELELA MEDIA RELEASE SUBJECT: Nearly R500 million bet on Daily News 2000 meeting DATE: Tuesday 8 June RELEASED BY: Phumelela Gaming   The recent Daily News 2000 race meeting marked…

May Newsletter – RA Today

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Juglall succumbs to injuries

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Jockey Nooresh Juglall has passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a fall at Champ De Mars Racecourse in Mauritius on Saturday. 15 MAY 2021 Juglall sustained his…

GOLD CIRCLE-PHUMELELA MEDIA RELEASE

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GOLD CIRCLE-PHUMELELA MEDIA RELEASE SUBJECT: World Pool status for Daily News race meeting DATE: Thursday 13 May RELEASED BY: Phumelela Gaming South African horseracing has received a significant boost with the…

Pudding out the July

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First there were 54, now there are 43 after Monday’s first declarations for the Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July. 10 MAY 2021 Significant casualties today were Jet Dark and Summer…

Greenlight now rated 128

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Handicapping adjustments after last weekends feature races. 4 MAY 2021 4Racing Premier’s Champions Challenge (Grade 1) GOT THE GREENLIGHT has had his rating raised from 124 to 128 following his success…

Fundi takes the reins

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4Racing is proud to announce Fundi Sithebe as CEO effective 1 June 2021 1 MAY 2021 The announcement was made at the official launch of the 4Racing brand on Champions…

No stopping when the light is green

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Got The Greenlight did it again! 1 MAY 2021 The four–year-old on Saturday took the honours in the 4Racing Premier’s Champions Challenge over 2000m at Turffontein to record his second…

April Newsletter – RA Today

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Final field for WSB East Cape Poly Challenge 1400

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PHUMELELA MEDIA RELEASE SUBJECT: Final field for WSB East Cape Poly Challenge 1400 DATE: Tuesday 06 April 2021 RELEASED BY: Phumelela Gaming The second leg of the World Sports Betting…

Boost to Champions Day prize money

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PHUMELELA MEDIA RELEASE SUBJECT: Boost to Champions Day prize money DATE: Tuesday 20 April 2021 RELEASED BY: Phumelela Gaming Phumelela is pleased to announce that in terms of a sponsorship agreement…

Royal win for Summer Pudding

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Jack Milner: Summer Pudding won her 11th race in just 12 outings when she took top honours in the Grade 1 HSH Princess Charlene Empress Club Stakes over 1600m at…