ARTICLES RELATING TO HORSERACING

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer charged with animal cruelty

2019-10-09 06:47

Melbourne Cup-winning Australian trainer Darren Weir was charged with animal cruelty offences for possessing electronic devices used to shock horses into running faster.

Top horse failed drug test before Triple Crown triumph - report

2019-09-12 07:09

Justify, the colt that swept to US racing's Triple Crown in 2018, failed a drug test before that year's Kentucky Derby and shouldn't have been eligible to race.

Shock Durban July scratching Hawwaam suspended

2019-07-08 16:57

Shock Durban July scratching Hawwaam is reported to be back in fine health, but will have to undergo some reschooling and also sit out a suspension.

Super Saturday of sport!

2019-07-05 13:38

Rugby, cricket, soccer, cycling, horseracing, tennis and much more ... die-hard sports fans would have had Saturday July 6 circled in the calendar for some time now.

Final field for Durban July confirmed

2019-06-26 09:53

The top horses in the betting for the 2019 Durban July drew well when the final field for the R4.25 million, Grade 1 event was announced.

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.

4-year ban for Melbourne Cup-winning trainer over shock devices

2019-02-06 07:35

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir has been banned for four years from horse racing for possessing electronic devices used to shock horses into running faster.

13-horse field confirmed for 2019 Sun Met

2019-01-15 09:14

Only 13 runners will line up in the R5 million Grade 1 Sun Met at Kenilworth Racecourse over 2 000m on Saturday, January 26.

Jockeys predict a race like no other in this year’s Queen’s Plate

2019-01-03 17:25

Jockeys predict a race like no other in this year’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Racecourse.

Buffalo Bill Cody set to charge the 'The Eagle' at Queen's Plate

2018-12-19 14:25

A total of 11 entries were received for the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate to be run on Day 2 of the LQP Festival on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

 

Taylor Swift pulls out of Melbourne Cup gig

2019-09-22 07:58

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has pulled out of a performance at the Melbourne Cup, with animal rights activists taking credit after a campaign to highlight cruelty to racehorses.

Taylor Swift to sing at Melbourne Cup

2019-09-12 07:05

Taylor Swift is heading to Australia to perform at the "race that stops a nation", with the pop superstar strutting her stuff before the Melbourne Cup.

Do It Again does it again to win Durban July

2019-07-06 16:39

Do It Again has defended his crown at the R4.25 million Durban July at Greyville Racecourse.

Stars set to shine at Durban July

2019-07-04 10:41

A capacity crowd, crisp winter weather, a track full of stars along with celebrities and socialites will share in the 123rd running of the Durban July at Greyville on Saturday.

Tiger Roll emulates Red Rum with Grand National win

2019-04-06 19:05

Tiger Roll put his name alongside legend Red Rum in winning back to back Grand Nationals in stunning style.

World's toughest horse race looking for riders!

2019-03-05 10:23

Now in its third edition, Race the Wild Coast (RTWC) has rapidly become known as the toughest horse race on the planet. Do you have what it takes to compete?

Fourie and Do It Again have the X-factor

2019-01-21 11:21

Jockey Richard Fourie has won a number of feature races in his career, but the Sun Met celebrated with G.H. MUMM is one that has eluded him.

Do It Again does it again, wins Queen's Plate

2019-01-05 20:46

The R1.5 million Grade 1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate lived up to its heady billing, producing a thrilling finish.

Stellar 10-horse field for L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

2018-12-27 21:49

A high-quality field of 10 are set to do battle in the R1.5 million Grade 1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate on January 5, 2019.

Piggott leaves hospital with pacemaker

2018-12-17 20:26

Lester Piggott, widely regarded as the greatest ever flat race jockey, has been discharged from hospital following a two-week stay which saw him fitted with a pacemaker.

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