29.5.2020 02:13 pm
Joy, relief and determination to save a sinking industry have greeted the news that horse racing is to resume in South Africa from Monday 1 June.
“We’re obviously very relieved and very happy,” said National Horseracing Authority CEO Vee Moodley, who led lobbying of government to get the go-ahead to race again.
Just assuming that everything is off is not quite true.
The British Horseracing Authority announced Friday a £22 million ($27.5 million) aid package in response to the financial impact of the coronavirus.
The SA horseracing industry has unveiled its battle plan for the year ahead, but it all depends on the lockdown starting to ease from the start of May.
After due consideration, the South African horseracing industry has decided to further restrict the individuals who may attend race meetings.
Good news for horse racing fans: the eagerly awaited Legends of the Turf video series is at last available for online viewing.
On a day crammed with happy winners, One World spun above them all in glory.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Racing Association (RA) said their CEO Larry Wainstein would be retiring on 31 January to focus on personal business interests.
The big race on Saturday 25 January is the Grade 3 Sea Cottage Stakes over 1800m at Turffontein.
Hawwaam will command most of the public attention for the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth on 11 January.
Dramatic new plans to stop the decline in Western Cape racing were unveiled at a meeting at Kenilworth Racecourse on Monday night.
Saturday’s Grand Heritage at the Vaal offers racing fans something different.
Barahin overpowered the opposition to win the Grade 2 Peermont Emperor’s Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein easily.
There’ll be a decent crowd, with 16 celebrities representing the 16 charities whose allotted runners will battle it out for R1 million in welfare cash giveaways.