23.11.2020 09:41 am
Frank Robinson’s alleged remarks have sparked calls for a boycott of racing in KZN, amid allegations of a lack of transformation in the sport.
Durban racehorse trainer Frank Robinson has been suspended pending a National Horseracing Authority (NHA) inquiry into alleged racist statements he made on social media during recent Diwali celebrations.
The Charity Mile is 400m shorter than the Cup journey, but does allow the fitness of horses to be gauged by smart race watchers.
For the third time in four years, British Isles-trained horses took first, second and third place.
More than 100mm of rain was recorded at the Vaal over the weekend versus 77mm at Turffontein.
Hudoo Magic won R150,000 for his linked charity, Lesedi schools of Vosloorus.
Andrews started out as a racing broadcaster but his personable, engaging manner quickly saw him snapped up by Supersport to be an on-screen anchor for other sports like football and rugby.
The usual excited crowd will be absent from Saturday’s Charity Mile race meeting at Turffontein – and one person in particular will be missed: Neil Andrews.
Jockey Piere Strydom has picked up the ride on Riverstown in tomorrow’s Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein and is expecting a big run from his mount.
The big attraction for punters is a R7.5 million Pick 6 Megapool. Then there are the smaller matters of a R1.5 million Jackpot pool and a R1.4 million Quartet pool on the main race.
The National Horseracing Authority provided no details of the incident in a statement late on Monday, but said it had opened an inquiry.
The National Horseracing Authority have opened an inquiry into the incident.
Jockey Chase Maujean has right of appeal against both the finding and penalty imposed.
Racing has lost one of its most valuable owners, and also reignited debates about the use of the whip, with Laurence Wernars callin git quits.
Indigenous horse riding is often confused with bush racing, but the two could not be more different, emphasised the president of the indigenous horse riding association, Gerda Liebenberg.
The annual Charity Mile might be a feel-good moment in horse racing, but champion trainer Sean Tarry clearly intends showing no mercy to his rivals when the latest edition is contested at Turffontein on Saturday 31 October.