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Heritage field and Met noms are skimpy, but quality is a silver lining
With the R1 million Grade 1 Met, the silver lining is the 25 nominations containing most of the best horses in the country – so Cape Town’s historic, prestigious race will not lack quality.
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Merit rating cherry on top for Summer Pudding
Some racing fans might think she’s better than that, having fallen head-over-heels in love with the charismatic filly after her feats of the past year: nine wins from nine starts, a Triple Tiara, three Grade 1 triumphs and a “major” in the bag.
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Spat over poultry threatens future of SA horse racing
Racing will not come to an immediate halt following the shock decision to stop issuing permits for horses to be transported around the country. But the outlook for 2021 is very uncertain.
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Local racehorses grounded due to SA-EU trade spat
The issuing, updating and monthly validation of multiple movement permits are also suspended.
Summer Pudding trotted off with the R1-million prize at Saturday’s World Sports Betting Gauteng Summer Cup over 2000m at Turffontein.
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Warren Kennedy out to polish his champion’s crown in Summer Cup
He’s third on the current SA table, behind former champion Lyle Hewitson and Greg Cheyne, and is determined to ‘not let them get away’.
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Punters fall for Pack Leader, but Summer Pud still hot

horse tips Punters fall for Pack Leader, but Summer Pud still hot

Both horses won their recent prep races easily, but it was only a third win in 23 starts for Pack Leader whereas Summer Pudding was cantering to her eighth victory in eight outings.

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How the Summer Cup stopped a revolution

horse news How the Summer Cup stopped a revolution

The history of South Africa might have been very different if it hadn’t been for the Summer Cup, the highveld’s biggest horse race, which will be run once again this Saturday.

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Will pick 6 pool record fall at Turffontein?

horse news Will pick 6 pool record fall at Turffontein?

The South African record pick 6 pool of R21.2 million, set at the 2019 Summer Cup meeting, could be broken on Saturday.

horse news Durban racehorse trainer suspended following alleged racist remarks

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.

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Racist anti-Diwali tirade leads to claims of widespread racism in horse racing

horse news Racist anti-Diwali tirade leads to claims of widespread racism in horse racing

Racing industry roleplayers have distanced themselves from Frank Robinson’s alleged racist comments, but there are now calls for a boycott of racing in KZN, amid allegations of a lack of transformation in the sport.

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Proof of the Pudding will be in the chowing of the boys

horse tips Proof of the Pudding will be in the chowing of the boys

When the 20-strong field for the 2020 Cup was unveiled late on Tuesday, there were few surprises.

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Mixed fortunes as the racing rollercoaster speeds along

horse news Mixed fortunes as the racing rollercoaster speeds along

Joy and sorrow has swept through the racing industry in November.

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New PA Quickmix and R2.5m Pick 6 in the weekend fare

horse tips New PA Quickmix and R2.5m Pick 6 in the weekend fare

The big race looks wide open, with a number of runners battling to secure a place in the WSB Gauteng Summer Cup in a fortnight’s time. So, when aiming at that Pick 6 bonanza we need to look elsewhere for a banker.

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Koos Nkale a great example of racing transformation

Columnists Koos Nkale a great example of racing transformation

Every application from a black person for racing colours is quietly celebrated by most in the racing fold – and when those colours are carried to victory a feel-good atmosphere pervades the game.

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You have Covid-19 to thank for bargain horses

horse news You have Covid-19 to thank for bargain horses

South Africa’s strict export controls, combined with the jitters surrounding coronavirus, have made it a good year for those who have a few extra rands lying around and are looking to buy a racehorse.

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Summer Cup picture starts to emerge

horse tips Summer Cup picture starts to emerge

The Charity Mile is 400m shorter than the Cup journey, but does allow the fitness of horses to be gauged by smart race watchers.

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Twilight Payment pays off at 25-1 in memorable Melbourne Cup

Horses Twilight Payment pays off at 25-1 in memorable Melbourne Cup

For the third time in four years, British Isles-trained horses took first, second and third place.

horse news Vaal race moved to Turffontein after heavy weekend rainfall

More than 100mm of rain was recorded at the Vaal over the weekend versus 77mm at Turffontein.

horse news Hudoo Magic does the trick for charity

Hudoo Magic won R150,000 for his linked charity, Lesedi schools of Vosloorus.





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