4.12.2019 03:59 pm
Japan is the future of horse racing. That’s the view of many knowledgable racing people and it’s undeniable that the game has been flourishing for the past few decades in the Land of the Rising Sun – unlike everywhere else in the world.
Huge local and international interest generated by the recent Japan Cup, the country’s principal race, and a powerful contingent heading for Hong Kong’s International Races at the weekend, have swung the spotlight east.
Jockey Craig Williams must have thought he’d won a movie Oscar: he thanked dozens of people – including his dentist – in the immediate aftermath of victory in the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.
Everyone likes a good news story and there can be few tales more heart-warming than charities being handed lots of money.
Racehorse sales around the world have been buoyant in recent times – despite adverse conditions in the broader economy.
Punting is a hard game at the best of times.
On an individual level, we could try to win some money on the Dubai races.
Handicapping is what makes golf and horse racing so competitive.
A smorgasbord of horse racing is on offer this weekend, with top-class events throughout the world – direct to South African TV sets via Tellytrack in DStv’s channel 239.
Popular jockey Muzi Yeni will captain the South African team at this year’s World Sports Betting International Jockey Challenge to be staged at Turffontein on 16 November.
Stories of the game’s decline and predicted demise are nothing new, but something needs to be done to change the current trajectory.
In Hong Kong horseracing there is a Cold List – but, like Fight Club, no one talks about it.
James Goodman and Paul Lafferty are two of the most engaging and entertaining characters in South African racing.
Douglas Whyte knows all about firsts.
Scratch even the most serious-minded punter, trainer, owner or jockey and, just below the surface, you’ll find someone taking no chances with the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
The first Sunday of September was a red-letter day for Silvano, champion thoroughbred stallion supreme.