ARTICLES RELATING TO HORSERACING

End of 93-year Clairwood era

2014-08-01 21:07

After 93 years of racing at Clairwood, racegoers will see the curtain come down at the end of Saturday's meeting.

All systems go for Durban July

2014-07-04 17:00

Everything is set in place at Greyville racecourse for Saturday's meeting, headlined by Africa's richest race at the Durban July.

Trainers bouyant ahead of Met

2014-01-27 19:10

If confidence plays a part in this weekend's R2 500 000 J&B Met then the finish is going to be a close one.

WIN J&B Met tickets!

2014-01-06 12:13

Sport24 are giving away FIVE sets of double tickets to the 2014 J&B Met to be held at Kenilworth Racecourse. Click to enter!

Jockeying for R1 million

2014-01-04 16:19

A day in the life of a L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate jockey, Glen Hatt, who will be aboard race favourite Jackson in Saturday's race.

Fiorente wins Melbourne Cup

2013-11-05 09:49

Favourite Fiorente prevailed in a furious sprint down the final stretch to win the A$6 million Melbourne Cup.

No more steroids for horses

2013-10-28 15:00

The use of anabolic steroids in horseracing will be banned from December, the National Horseracing Authority has announced.

July changes for soggy track

2013-07-05 16:01

The structure of the Durban July Handicap programme has been altered because of the track conditions at Greyville racecourse.

Mystics divided over July

2013-07-03 14:48

As betting fever begins to grip the country ahead of Saturday's Durban July, casuals punters are turning to unusual quarters for tips.

Top mare Black Caviar retires

2013-04-17 10:26

Champion mare Black Caviar, widely considered the world's greatest sprinter, was retired after 25 consecutive race wins.

Death ahead of Grand National

2013-04-06 08:43

The run-up to Saturday's Grand National was overshadowed on Friday after the death of a horse following a fall on the Aintree course.

Black Caviar streak hits 24

2013-03-22 13:43

Australian superstar mare Black Caviar has won the 24th consecutive race of her career at Moonee Valley.

Preview: J&B Met

2013-01-31 11:44

Horseracing guru Alan Moscrop previews Saturday's Grade 1 J&B Met over 2 000m at Kenilworth racecourse in Cape Town.

The Queen's Plate winner is...

2013-01-09 11:48

The 2013 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate takes place at Kenilworth on Saturday. Horseracing guru Alan Moscrop previews the race...

SPCA fumes at Oscar's race

2012-12-13 12:45
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The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has expressed its unhappiness following SA Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius' victory against a horse.

Dettori banned after dope test

2012-12-05 15:49

Italian jockey Frankie Dettori has been banned from riding in French races for six months after a positive dope test at Longchamp.

J&B Met date, theme confirmed

2012-11-14 11:03

The date and theme for SA's most celebrated outdoor social event, the J&B Met at Kenilworth Racecourse, has been announced.

Durban July win for Jackson?

2012-07-04 13:32

Trainer Brett Crawford will be pinning his Durban July hopes on three-year-old colt Jackson at Greyville on Saturday.

Record afternoon for De Kock

2012-04-28 19:19

SA's trainer Mike de Kock enjoyed a record-breaking afternoon at Turffontein when his stable won almost R2.5m in stake money.

Deaths mar Grand National

2012-04-14 20:01

Grand National pre-race favourite Synchronised was one of two horses to die during the world's toughest steeplechase.

Monterosso wins Dubai race

2012-03-31 20:07

Monterosso, ridden by Mikael Barzalona, has won the world's most valuable race, the $10 million Dubai World Cup.

 

Tragedy strikes Snaith Racing

2014-07-21 13:49

A tragic accident outside of Laingsburg has claimed the life of a groomsman and three horses in the Snaith yard.

Felix Coetzee calls it a day

2014-02-20 12:44

Legendary South African jockey Felix Coetzee officially announced his retirement from race riding at age 54.

Backing the right horse

2014-01-14 10:49

SA’s top 14 thoroughbreds came together at Kenilworth racecourse on Saturday for the country’s leading weight-for-age horse race.

Queen's Plate field finalised

2014-01-04 16:41

In what has been described as the best field in a decade, 14 thoroughbreds will vie for the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate title.

Cape season starts in style

2013-11-26 13:00

The inaugural Lanzerac Ready to Run Stakes bolstered the Western Cape’s horse racing season at Kenilworth Racecourse.

WIN L'Ormarins Queen's Plate tickets

2013-10-30 14:33

Sport24 are giving away FIVE double L'Ormarins Queen’s Plate Style Lounge tickets to the 2014 event at Kenilworth racecourse!

New event on SA racing calendar

2013-10-17 12:35

The SA racing and social calendar will see the addition of a prestigious new event in November - the Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes.

Two clear favourites for July

2013-07-04 21:00

Run For It and Jet Explorer are the two clear favourites for the Durban July Handicap over 2 200m at Greyville.

Durban July gets green light

2013-07-03 09:54

After consultation with the Office of the Premier, it has been agreed that the Durban July will take place as planned on Saturday.

Auroras Encore wins National

2013-04-06 18:00

Ryan Mania has guided Auroras Encore to a shock victory in the Grand National at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool.

SA flavour at Dubai World Cup

2013-03-29 11:03

Horses from Britain, France, SA and the USA will oppose a five-strong domestic team of runners in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.

Durban July boosted to R3.5m

2013-02-18 13:23

Vodacom has agreed to a further three-year sponsorship of South Africa’s most prestigious horserace, the Vodacom Durban July.

WIN J&B Met tickets!

2013-01-17 14:02

Sport24 are giving away FIVE sets of double tickets to the 2013 J&B Met to be held at Kenilworth Racecourse. Click to enter!

Queen's Plate field finalised

2013-01-04 14:20

The final field for the R1m 2013 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate has been announced, assembling one of the SA’s most exciting fields ever.

Queen's Plate teams up with Breeders Cup

2012-12-12 13:23

The winner of the 2013 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate won't only win the R1m purse, but could also be racing in the $26m Breeders’ Cup Mile.

Journey of a Queen's Plate jockey

2012-11-26 15:27

Horses, trainers and jockeys alike are gearing up for the Cape’s most prestigious horse racing event, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate.

Pomodoro shocks Durban July

2012-07-07 19:06

Pomodoro sprung a 28-1 surprise, winning the Durban July by one and a half furlongs, in one of the closest Durban July finishes ever.

Black Caviar wins at Ascot

2012-06-23 16:59

Australian superstar, Black Caviar, ridden by Luke Nolan, has scrambled home to win her 22nd race out of 22 at Royal Ascot.

Grand National not 'risk free'

2012-04-16 15:11

Winning Grand National trainer Paul Nicholls says the race will never be without risk following the deaths of two horses at Aintree.

Neptune Collonges in tight win

2012-04-14 18:01

Neptune Collonges won the Grand National by a nose in one of the closest finishes in the history of the world's toughest steeplechase.

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