Hope springs eternal in the racing breast

Hope springs eternal in the racing breast

Mike Moon

Horse racing might get the go-ahead within the next few days – or maybe even hours. Where have we heard that before?

South African racing fans can be forgiven for thinking they are living in the movie Groundhog Day, or maybe Back to the Future. It’s déjà vu all over again, as they say in the classics. Just days after the government delivered a firm “nyet!” to the racing industry’s pleas to be allowed to resume behind-closed-doors action, we hear rumours of an impending U-turn in the corridors of power. Vee Moodley, CEO of the National Horseracing Association and the game’s lobbyist-in-chief, said on Thursday (14 May) he was optimistic of being blessed by a ministerial green light in the very near...




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