26.11.2019 05:06 pm
What is 19th century Zulu king Dingaan doing on the programme for Saturday’s Gauteng Summer Cup race meeting at Turffontein?
The Grade 2 Dingaans is the main supporting feature race of the day, with promising young Highveld-trained horses galloping to establish a provisional pecking order for the three-year-old “classics” that lie ahead.
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.
A double bill of Grade 2 features kicks off the Highveld Spring Season at Turffontein on Saturday.
Horse racing fans know just one name when it comes to beating the astronomical odds.
Flamingo Park’s weekly race meetings incurred losses of R23.5 million per annum – leaving a rather, ahem, Big Hole in the balance sheet.