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Top owner quits – after horses win in a dead-heat
Racing has lost one of its most valuable owners, and also reignited debates about the use of the whip, with Laurence Wernars callin git quits.
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Indigenous horse racing gets a modern revival
Indigenous horse riding is often confused with bush racing, but the two could not be more different, emphasised the president of the indigenous horse riding association, Gerda Liebenberg. 
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Princess might be missing, but Sean Tarry is very much there
The annual Charity Mile might be a feel-good moment in horse racing, but champion trainer Sean Tarry clearly intends showing no mercy to his rivals when the latest edition is contested at Turffontein on Saturday 31 October.
The amount of money put up for donation to worthy causes at the 2020 Charity Mile event will remain at the traditional R1 million level.
From the comfort of their lounges, spectators can look forward to a match that promises to ignite the competition.
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Frankie Dettori has a little cry as Enable heads off to stud
The world’s most celebrated jockey says he couldn’t hold back the tears, as one of the sport’s most successful race mares was retiring to stud.
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Third Summer Cup merit log released

horse news Third Summer Cup merit log released

Phumelela has released its latest order of merit log for entries for the R425 000 Gauteng Summer Cup (Grade 1) over 2 000m on the Turffontein Standside track on Saturday, 28 November.

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First entries for Grand Heritage

horse news First entries for Grand Heritage

There are 56 nominations for the WSB Grand Heritage (Non-Black Type), one of the more unusual events on the Highveld horse racing calendar.

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Chance for redemption

horse news Chance for redemption

FSquadron looks primed to get shellshocked Pick 6 punters out of trouble.

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Spring is sprung and Anything Goes with Mount Pleasant

horse news Spring is sprung and Anything Goes with Mount Pleasant

The Joburg Spring Challenge offered up flowering new talent to rival the poppies that are popping up everywhere.

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The mud and the drugs and the tears – and Sotsass – make it an Arc to remember

horse news The mud and the drugs and the tears – and Sotsass – make it an Arc to remember

Europe’s richest race was marred in controversy, as several runners had to be withdrawn, due to a banned substance in their feed, which could end up costing the manufacturer millions in coming years.

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2019-2020 season champions from around the country

horse news 2019-2020 season champions from around the country

The coronavirus pandemic has put paid to awards ceremonies for the time being, but the horse racing industry has decided to honour outstanding performers of the 2019-2020 season nonetheless.

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Vivre le Arc, jolie fille Enable, aller Frankie

horse news Vivre le Arc, jolie fille Enable, aller Frankie

It’s not a horse race, it’s a monument. So reads the witty marketing slogan on posters for the Prix de la Arc de Triomphe – the famous French occasion at ParisLongchamp that takes place for the 99th time on Sunday.

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Summer Pud is tasty, but Dance Class is pulling some moves

horse news Summer Pud is tasty, but Dance Class is pulling some moves

South Africa’s newest Horse of the Year, Summer Pudding, is likely to start as a short-priced favourite for the Gauteng Summer Cup at Turffontein on Saturday 28 November.

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Pick 6 carryover millions beckon weekend treasure hunters

horse news Pick 6 carryover millions beckon weekend treasure hunters

Racing fans fed up with all the bad news coming out of the game will be delighted by the glint of a silver lining from a bumper weekend of carryover exotic bets.

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Story of a child refugee and the healing power of horses

horse news Story of a child refugee and the healing power of horses

Social services sent the boy to Greatwood in Wiltshire, where retired racehorses are used in therapy for children with learning disabilities and other social challenges.

horse news Fairview protests: the current state of play

Transformation in South Africa’s horse racing industry has been thrust into the limelight by last week’s protests at Fairview racecourse, with a rescue plan now finally granting the long-simmering “grooms’ issue” much needed urgency.

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Sleeping soundly: The importance of a good night’s rest

Columnists Sleeping soundly: The importance of a good night’s rest

One thing you can do to get through the night uninterrupted is by improving your serotonin and melatonin levels, which means eating correctly.

horse news One arrested after violence at Fairview racecourse

In a video of the protest, which has been circulating on social media, a large group of people can be seen entering the racecourse and running toward the horse sheds.

Horses They stabbed and stoned my horses, says Fairview stable owner

‘This is the worst day of my life. What they have done to my horses is barbaric and no human being can do that to animals,’ said Hedley McGrath, owner of Dippin Blu Racing.





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