September 4, 2020
Mary Slack.

Business Rescue Plan is approved

The business rescue plan for Phumelela has been approved and its implementation will herald a new dawn for horseracing in South Africa. In terms of the […]
August 29, 2020
Oscar Wilde, fitter now. (JC Photos).

Turffontein Sunday, Mdk previews

MIKE de Kock’s voice notes for Sunday’s Turffontein race meeting, below: RACE 1 Trf3008R1 RACE 2 Trf3008R2 Trf3008R2a RACE 3 Trf3008R3 RACE 5 Trf3008R5 RACE 6 […]
August 20, 2020
Brian Riley.

Brian Riley, Charles Savage on Biznews

COVID-19 had a devastating impact on the South African horse racing industry. A R100m lifeline from Mary Oppenheimer Daughters in May this year helped shore up […]
August 19, 2020
Jessica Jell and Mary Slack.

Evans rules in favour of MOD

PHUMELELA’s Business Rescue Practitioner, John Evans, has published his long-awaited Business Plan, in which it has been established that MOD (Mary Oppenheimer Daughters), has provisionally acquired […]
August 15, 2020

Hawwaam starts his long journey

HAWWAAM has checked into the Kenilworth Quarantine Station, where he will remain for three weeks. He is accompanied by stablemates Najem Suhail and Marshall, and a […]
August 12, 2020
Pic by illustration.

BHA adapts anti-doping rules

A number of changes have been made to the equine anti-doping rules in the UK, the British Horseracing Authority has announced. These changes have been made […]
August 4, 2020
Pic by illustration.

US betting developments can harm racing

FROM The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation, an interesting report: Do stakeholders in American Thoroughbred racing really understand the state of the business as it relates to wagering? […]
August 4, 2020
Mathew, happy in Oz.

Mat, Down Under

MATHEW De Kock made the decision to emigrate to Australia last year. He departed for Melbourne in March 2020 with his girlfriend Monique Mansour in search […]
July 31, 2020
Kelvin and Angie Haarhoff on their wedding day in 2019.

We’ll never forget you, Kel!

THE TBA Sales Complex at its 2020 renewal today is empty, not the same without Kelvin Haarhoff, our wonderful friend who passed away on Thursday. Kelvin […]