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When Anneline rode Furious – and the crowd went crazy
Sol Kerzner’s fondness for the grand gesture was legendary and obituaries published after his recent death enumerated many of them.
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Racing royalty donates billions – but might not save the game
Two of the most important families in horse racing, the Ruperts and the Oppenheimers, have set an example to SA’s wealthy by contributing R1 billion each to the Solidarity Fund set up to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Kiplingcotes Derby falls to virus – but Greyville holds aloft torch for racing world
Things are moving faster than great sprinter Senor Santa as the coronavirus panic escalates. It’s become pointless to try to keep up with all the latest postponements and cancellations. It’s easiest to just assume that everything is off.
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The betting show must go on
There were few surprises in the coronavirus measures announced by South African horse racing’s assembled officials late on Monday afternoon.
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The return of Muzi Yeni and Tiger Roll – and some crowds
Racing-mad Hong Kong is clearly recovering from its dose of Covid-19. The local Jockey Club is gradually allowing more people to attend the races – beyond the 500 essential connections that have been the only people on course at Sha Tin and Happy Valley over the past three weeks.
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Welfare is on racing’s agenda, but the woke crowd is still coming
Animal welfare is a bogeyman for horse racing. It lurks in the shadows and everyone is petrified of it leaping out in some form or other and causing bad things to happen.
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A.P. Indy had a ball – and what a ball it was

Columnists A.P. Indy had a ball – and what a ball it was

The great stallion A.P. Indy, who died recently at the grand old age of 31, built his legacy on just one testicle.

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Silver Host aptly named for Cape Derby

Columnists Silver Host aptly named for Cape Derby

The ARF Commemorative Cape Derby at Kenilworth on Saturday rings down the curtain on Cape Town’s racing summer – a season that will linger long in the memory thanks to stellar performances by a generation of exceptional racehorses.

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Cape Derby entries ring a Met day bell

Columnists Cape Derby entries ring a Met day bell

The Cape Derby, one of the most influential races in terms of the stud book – and arguably as important as the SA Derby run at Turffontein – has been shunted around the racing calendar in a manner ill-befitting its proud history.

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Racing gallops on despite coronavirus

Columnists Racing gallops on despite coronavirus

They might never have been anywhere near the Vaal, but the famous jockeys of Hong Kong now have a good idea of what it’s like to compete at our modest racecourse beside the languorous river in the Free State.

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Happy Year of the Rat to you

Columnists Happy Year of the Rat to you

GONG xi fa cai! A happy and prosperous 2020! It’s not too late to wish people well for the Chinese New Year – because it only falls on Friday 25 January.

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Days of horses and parties, Garrett and Millard

Columnists Days of horses and parties, Garrett and Millard

Cape Town’s big race day had an epic ‘after-party’ during which a celebratory celebrity narrowly escaped drowning after falling into a pond.

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The fine art of naming racehorses: Part 2

Columnists The fine art of naming racehorses: Part 2

We’ve all heard about parents giving their kids embarrassing names – as in the song ‘A Boy Named Sue’, or musician Frank Zappa calling one of his offspring Muffin Pigeon.

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The fine art of naming of racehorses: Part 1

Columnists The fine art of naming of racehorses: Part 1

A YouTube video that’s had its viral moments records the day an American horse race featured two runners with a daunting sum of names: Thewifedoesntknow and Mywifenowsevrything.

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Jockeys face slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

Columnists Jockeys face slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

It’s famously the only occupation that requires an ambulance to follow you as you do your job.

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Come on Hawwaam! Move yer bloomin’ arse!

Columnists Come on Hawwaam! Move yer bloomin’ arse!

In South Africa, nothing is as reminiscent of Britain’s Royal Ascot race meeting as the Queen’s Plate.

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How Richard Maponya’s racehorses galloped over apartheid

Columnists How Richard Maponya’s racehorses galloped over apartheid

Back when apartheid blighted South Africa, the turf was the unlikely setting for a show of social and political defiance.

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Year at halfway: Kennedy and Tarry set the pace

Columnists Year at halfway: Kennedy and Tarry set the pace

While most of the world enters a new year and looks back on the last one, South African horse racing still has seven months to go before it can push in the clutch and reflect on 12 months of glory or heartache.

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No ‘bull-dust’, Mick Goss drops a bombshell

Columnists No ‘bull-dust’, Mick Goss drops a bombshell

Mick Goss is a giant of South African racing.

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Heroic jockeys light up festive season

Columnists Heroic jockeys light up festive season

Horse racing needs champions and heroes – that’s the refrain whenever there’s discussion about reviving and reinvigorating the game.




 

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