25.9.2020 12:21 pm
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.
Betting pools, like race stakes, might be somewhat reduced in the age of pandemic, but millions are millions and there’s quite a few of those going begging at South Africa’s three race meetings on Saturday and Sunday.
What better way to aim for those inclusivity targets than by spreading ownership as widely as possible, as is the case with the past weekend’s Kentucky Derby winner who has 4,600 co-owners?
Which galloper will be named Horse of the Year at the Equus Awards this coming weekend?
Current track conditions at Durbanville are still very wet after all the rain earlier in the week and there is further rain forecast for tomorrow.
While the local racing fans celebrate racing’s rescue plan, reports suggest that there will be more people outside Churchill Downs in Louisville, protesting cruelty to animals, than there will be inside for the Kentucky Derby.
A scrap of good news for horse-racing players was this week’s announcement that all South African Swinger bet pools on British racing are being commingled with the UK Tote.
Sunshine Silk, Dharma, Shenanigans, Before Noon are upset material.
All the talk about boat races in Durban this weekend has nothing to do with aquatic sports in the Indian Ocean, but rather about equine action at Greyville, a few furlongs inland from the beachfront.
Here’s some tips on the top runners in this weekend’s raciing extravaganza at Hollywoodbets Greyville.
With the absence of fans in the stands this weekend, the ghostly songs of past winners might be clearly audible around Greyville.
A star-spangled card for Gold Cup day at Greyville on Saturday is just what’s needed for battered horse racing.
The MOD offer is contingent on MOD acquiring key Phumelela horse racing assets both locally and internationally.
Use of the riding crop, or whip, is back in the racing spotlight following a string of fines and suspensions incurred by jockey Devin Habib over the past few weeks.
Habib was charged with striking the horse Flashlight 16 times in Race 1 at Turffontein on 15 August. The maximum number of whip strikes allowed is 12.
Oppenheimer daughters will put up R550m to keep the company afloat.