Summer Pudding trotted off with the R1-million prize at Saturday’s World Sports Betting Gauteng Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein.
Oppenheimers crack nod to take over Phumelela racing interests
Mary Oppenheimer and Daughters (MOD) will take over the racing interests of South Africa’s largest turf operator and betting company Phumelela – in effect securing the immediate future of racing in the country.
The result of the July, with second-favourite Belgarion winning, provided very brief respite for punters.
Do It Again is the emotional choice
Jockey’s concern is that horse is 1.5kg below Rainbow Bridge, but is only getting 0.5kg in the July.
Durban July favourites emerge
Flood of money has also come for Soqrat, who shortened from 14-1 to 10-1, before easing to 12s.
Mighty Muzi gets ‘Greenlight’ for the Durban July
In a dramatic development on Friday, Yeni was drafted in to replace fierce rival Lyle Hewitson, the reigning champion jockey.
New normal is here. But mighty Anton sticks to old normal

Premium New normal is here. But mighty Anton sticks to old normal

It seemed a little strange to be racing horses again after a lockdown hiatus of nine weeks, but there was one thing that hadn’t changed one bit – Anton Marcus’s amazing dominance of the game in KwaZulu-Natal.

Racing News Racing passes its exam on coronavirus return

English horseracing’s resumption after being at a standstill for over two months due to the coronavirus pandemic was like “the first day at a new school” Mark Spincer Managing Director of the Racing Division of Arena Racing Company (ARC) told AFP.

Horses Racing under starters orders on road to redemption

English racing will on Monday offer a beacon of hope after months of nationwide gloom when it becomes the first sport in Britain to emerge from coronavirus lockdown.

Racing rejoices at restart

Premium Racing rejoices at restart

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.

Racing News They’re off! Horse racing gets go-ahead

Horse racing will resume in South Africa from Monday 1 June – throwing a lifeline to a multibillion-rand industry in a state of near-collapse.

Sha Tin a ray of sunshine amid dark clouds and rain

Premium Sha Tin a ray of sunshine amid dark clouds and rain

The biggest horse race of the weekend is a significant event in more ways than one.

Racing News Epsom authority backs behind-closed-doors Derby

The authority responsible for maintaining Epsom Downs on Tuesday gave its backing to the staging of the Derby and the Oaks after the coronavirus delayed this year’s running of the English classic horseraces.

Racing News Racing in death throes as MOD rides to the rescue with R100m

South African horse racing was ‘days away’ from being obliterated – before the game’s doyenne Mary Slack stepped in with a R100 million rescue package on Friday.

Racing News SA horse racing in dire straits as Phumelela likely to apply for business rescue

Major horse racing operator Phumelela is likely to apply for business rescue status ‘within a few days’ – plunging the troubled South African industry into chaos.

False start to racing’s return

Premium False start to racing’s return

The planned resumption of horse racing in SA didn’t happen. The Cape Town meeting scheduled for Friday had to be abandoned after the government failed to respond to the game’s entreaties for a green light.

Kiplingcotes Derby falls to virus – but Greyville holds aloft torch for racing world

Racing News British horseracing launches £22m virus aid package

The British Horseracing Authority announced Friday a £22 million ($27.5 million) aid package in response to the financial impact of the coronavirus.

Durban July could still run this year

Premium Durban July could still run this year

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.

Racing News Horseracing imposes more coronavirus restrictions

After due consideration, the South African horseracing industry has decided to further restrict the individuals who may attend race meetings.

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