No evidence of crimes in horse deaths: prosecutor

2019-12-20 07:21

An investigation into the deaths of dozens of horses at California's famed Santa Anita racetrack has found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing.

Aussie racing industry pledges millions for retired horses

2019-10-28 10:09

Australia's racing industry pledged millions of dollars for the care of retired racehorses, as it scrambles to address the fallout from animal cruelty allegations.

'Mass slaughter' of Australian racehorses rocks industry

2019-10-18 07:36

Australia's thoroughbred industry is reeling after an investigation revealed the mass, and sometimes inhumane, killing of thousands of retired horses.

Blue Point sparkles to seal Royal Ascot sprint double

2019-06-22 20:30

Blue Point became the first horse since 2003 to win the King's Stand and Diamond Jubilee Stakes in the same week at Royal Ascot.

Champion Australia mare Winx wins final race

2019-04-13 09:37

Champion Australian mare Winx bid farewell by winning her 33rd race in a row, ending her career on a high with an four-year unbeaten streak.

Thunder Snow makes history with 2nd Dubai World Cup

2019-03-30 21:01

Thunder Snow made history by becoming the first dual winner in the Dubai World Cup with a thrilling victory over Gronkowski at Meydan.

Champion Australian horse trainer arrested after dawn raid

2019-01-30 08:15

A Melbourne Cup-winning horse trainer has been arrested over corruption allegations.

Do It Again wins Durban July

2018-07-07 17:28

Do it Again, ridden by Anton Marcus, won the Durban July horse racing event on Saturday.

This Saturday Markus Jooste could share in a R25 million win at one of the world’s great horse races – but Investec’s Bernard Kantor has a better bet

2018-05-31 12:02

Jooste's Rostropovich is in with a chance at the Epsom Downs Racecourse on Saturday, but Kantor's Young Rascal has better odds.

Investec's Bernard Kantor caught in Steinhoff headlights

2018-02-09 16:58

Disgraced former Steinhoff boss Markus Jooste’s horse racing company, Mayfair Speculators, has refused to repay a R250m credit facility extended to the company by Investec.


Sport in 2019 | Best quotes

2019-12-18 07:35

From rugby to horse racing... a compilation of the best sporting quotes of 2019.

Phumelela results delayed after tumultuous year

2019-10-01 21:30

JSE-listed horse-racing and betting operator Phumelela Gaming & Leisure is postponing the release of its annual results for the 12 months ended July 31, it announced on Tuesday.

Trump slams Kentucky Derby upset as 'political correctness'

2019-05-05 17:37

President Donald Trump has slammed the upset result of the Kentucky Derby, blaming the shock decision on "political correctness."

The Gauteng province risks collapsing horse racing in South Africa with tax changes, says betting operator

2019-04-02 07:00

Horse-racing administrator Phumelela says in court papers an "unlawful" attempt by the Gauteng government to grab R77.3 million in extra revenue puts the future of the entire horse racing industry at risk.

Champion horse trainer faces ban over shock devices

2019-02-05 09:21

Australian trainer Darren Weir faces a lengthy ban due to charges of possessing devices used to deliver electric shocks to horses.

Hundreds of SA’s premier racehorses to go on auction in Cape Town, R50,000 gets you a starting bid

2019-01-23 11:58

An entire convention centre along Cape Town’s foreshore has been transformed into a stable as it plays host to this year’s Cape Thoroughbred Sales’ Premier Yearling Sale.

Harry and Meghan light up Royal Ascot

2018-06-19 21:49

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, as she has done for over 60 years, led the Royal Procession as racing's most famous carnival, Royal Ascot, got under way.

Inside Labour: Jooste, Sun Met and union pickets

2018-01-26 06:00

Unions can - and should - play a vital role in challenging a system that encourages profiteering and allows the rich and powerful to bribe state organs to do their bidding, says Terry Bell.

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