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Up and down on the racing roller-coaster
Horse racing is a wild ride for the emotions – elation at winning is very quickly replaced by the sinking feeling of losing. The Gauteng Summer Cup race meeting at Turffontein on Saturday was no different.
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What the history books tell us
History is supposed to teach us about how to best handle the present and the future – mistakes to avoid and wisdom to follow.
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Dingaan remembered as shooting stars go into battle
What is 19th century Zulu king Dingaan doing on the programme for Saturday’s Gauteng Summer Cup race meeting at Turffontein?
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No sex please, we’re buying a racehorse
There’s a clear sexual metaphor to gambling and horse racing.
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Grasp the AHS nettle, says De Kock
When a midge about 3cm long bit a horse in Nietgedacht, north of Joburg, earlier this month, it set off racing’s latest crisis.
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The topsy-turvy world of Summer Cup ante-post betting
You have a way better chance of winning than you do on the Lotto.
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Mighty Melbourne moment for Vow And Declare

Mighty Melbourne moment for Vow And Declare

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.

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Warm hearts, starry eyes, beer … and winners at the Charity Mile

Warm hearts, starry eyes, beer … and winners at the Charity Mile

Everyone likes a good news story and there can be few tales more heart-warming than charities being handed lots of money.

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Ready To Run Sale is in galloping mood

Ready To Run Sale is in galloping mood

Racehorse sales around the world have been buoyant in recent times – despite adverse conditions in the broader economy.

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Welcome back Superman

Welcome back Superman

Punting is a hard game at the best of times.

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Get some money back from Dubai

Get some money back from Dubai

On an individual level, we could try to win some money on the Dubai races.

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A bluffer’s guide to merit rating

A bluffer’s guide to merit rating

Handicapping is what makes golf and horse racing so competitive.

Weekend treats aplenty for racing fans

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.

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Who’s who in the International Jockey Challenge

Who’s who in the International Jockey Challenge

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.

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Why South African horse racing needs saving

Why South African horse racing needs saving

Stories of the game’s decline and predicted demise are nothing new, but something needs to be done to change the current trajectory.

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How a champ can go from red hot to ice cold

How a champ can go from red hot to ice cold

In Hong Kong horseracing there is a Cold List – but, like Fight Club, no one talks about it.

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Winning Ways charts new path on YouTube

Winning Ways charts new path on YouTube

James Goodman and Paul Lafferty are two of the most engaging and entertaining characters in South African racing.

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Durban Demon spooks them in Hong Kong

Durban Demon spooks them in Hong Kong

Douglas Whyte knows all about firsts.

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How racegoers flirt with Lady Luck

How racegoers flirt with Lady Luck

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.

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Old man Silvano has the ladies queueing up

Old man Silvano has the ladies queueing up

The first Sunday of September was a red-letter day for Silvano, champion thoroughbred stallion supreme.



 


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