Racing returns with a 10-race card on the Polytrack at the Durban racecourse and Kannemeyer expects his six runners to be highly competitive.
South African horseracing swings back into action this Monday 1 June with a 10-race meeting on the Greyville Polytrack in Durban.
Hope springs eternal in the racing breast
Horse racing might get the go-ahead within the next few days – or maybe even hours. Where have we heard that before?
The usual punters, fashionistas and other spectators – some 50,000 or more – won’t be allowed in.
Racing gets another kick while its down
On Wednesday, Mick Goss wasn’t taking calls, even from old friends. We hope he’s well.
A horse that likes pizza, beer and crisps – good enough for a big race winner
Pizza and a beer after the races. That sounds like standard fare for many a punter – and even for owners, trainers and grooms. Probably not for jockeys, who have to watch the kilos.
Santa Anita fights back in the name of racing

horse news Santa Anita fights back in the name of racing

Horse racing has held up much better than any other sport in the time of coronavirus.

Covid-19 SA racing shuts down

The widely expected shutdown of South African horseracing – in line with the national three-week lockdown – was announced late on Tuesday night.

horse news Impressive Oden looks like a tasty pick

Gokhan Terzi-trained Oden is running over his favourite distance and looks the runner to beat at Turffontein on Tuesday.

Racing trying hard to outrun the virus

horse news Racing trying hard to outrun the virus

All racing in the UK and France has been cancelled until further notice, but racing has continued in other parts of the world before empty grandstands.

horse news Horseracing authority raises minimum weight for all races amid coronavirus pandemic

The change is to accommodate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

horse news Kennedy dynasty begins

A first jockey’s title for Warren Kennedy looks inevitable, and the champion-in-waiting has a couple of excellent winning chances on the Hollwoodbets Greyville polytrack come Wednesday.

horse news Horse racing in SA to continue, but will be closed to the public

The industry announced several measures to comply with the state of disaster in place against Covid-19.

Take a running jump at Cheltenham

horse news Take a running jump at Cheltenham

The Cheltenham Festival in the UK is described in polite press as the ultimate test in thoroughbred jump racing – but in grittier, racing papers it’s called an ultimate test of wallets and livers.

Triples on as Ikigai and Summer Pudding head for Big T

horse news Triples on as Ikigai and Summer Pudding head for Big T

There was good news for racing aficionados on Tuesday when colt Ikigai and filly Summer Pudding were named as final acceptors for Saturday’s Classic meeting at Turffontein.

Saudi royal decree backs racing as virus looms

horse news Saudi royal decree backs racing as virus looms

The keenly anticipated Saudi Cup race meeting in Riyadh is likely to go ahead despite the deadly coronavirus scare – thanks to a special royal decree to get around tough travel restrictions.

Golden Ducat has the blood and the currency

horse news Golden Ducat has the blood and the currency

A 21-point rise in merit rating was the belated prize for three-year-old Golden Ducat following an eye-catching victory in the ARF Commemorative Cape Derby at Kenilworth on Saturday.

horse news Ducat maintains family tradition with a G1 win

Rank outsider On My Mindset a reasonable pace, with Sachdev, It’s Complex, Super Silvano and Parterre all handy.

horse news Hot stepper looks to be quick

She was no match for classy Labyrinth last time, but that one appears set for far bigger things and our selection finished well clear of the balance.

horse news Fee Fi Foe Fum shows tremendous class

The good news for punters is that bookmakers are offering as much as 33-10 and better the field in this contest, so there is tons of value.


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