27.10.2020 03:15 pm
The National Horseracing Authority provided no details of the incident in a statement late on Monday, but said it had opened an inquiry.
Former champion jockey, assistant trainer and owner Andrew Fortune has been temporarily banned from attending race meetings in South Africa.
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.
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.
There are 56 nominations for the WSB Grand Heritage (Non-Black Type), one of the more unusual events on the Highveld horse racing calendar.
FSquadron looks primed to get shellshocked Pick 6 punters out of trouble.
The Joburg Spring Challenge offered up flowering new talent to rival the poppies that are popping up everywhere.
Europe’s richest race was marred in controversy, as several runners had to be withdrawn, due to a banned substance in their feed, which could end up costing the manufacturer millions in coming years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One horse was killed and several others seriously injured and in danger of being euthanised after an attack by more than 150 panga- and knobkerrie-wielding assailants.