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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
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
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
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

Columnists Welcome back Superman

Punting is a hard game at the best of times.

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Get some money back from Dubai

Columnists 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

Columnists A bluffer’s guide to merit rating

Handicapping is what makes golf and horse racing so competitive.

Columnists 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

Columnists 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

Columnists 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

Columnists 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

Columnists 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

Columnists Durban Demon spooks them in Hong Kong

Douglas Whyte knows all about firsts.

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How racegoers flirt with Lady Luck

Columnists 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

Columnists 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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Spring in the step of Buffalo Bill Cody

Columnists Spring in the step of Buffalo Bill Cody

A double bill of Grade 2 features kicks off the Highveld Spring Season at Turffontein on Saturday.

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Frankie Dettori enabled for another Magnificent Seven

Columnists Frankie Dettori enabled for another Magnificent Seven

Horse racing fans know just one name when it comes to beating the astronomical odds.

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Let’s polish Kimberley’s diamond in the rough

Columnists Let’s polish Kimberley’s diamond in the rough

Flamingo Park’s weekly race meetings incurred losses of R23.5 million per annum – leaving a rather, ahem, Big Hole in the balance sheet.




 

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