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June 19, 2021
NHA's Vee Moodley, CEO.

Bloomberg on incapable NHA: “Racing has three years left”

Attorney Robert Bloomberg told Sporting Post this week: “I have openly stated that horseracing in South Africa will only survive for as long as MOD keeps […]
June 14, 2021
From left: Dr Sunitha Joseph, Dr Ulrich Wernery and Dr Marina Caveney who developed the African horse sickness vaccine. Courtesy: Central Veterinary Research Laboratory. (National News UAE).

New AHS vaccine to be used in Sudan

African Horse Sickness (AHS) the devastating disease that has been killing horses in Africa for hundreds of years could be held at bay in Sudan thanks […]
June 11, 2021

Wave of high-profile support for SANTA against NHA

The National Horseracing Authority has advised all its Members that the written requisition with signatures, as co-ordinated by the S A National Trainers Association (SANTA) arrived […]
June 4, 2021
Hawwaam (Chase Liebenberg).

Hawwaam will go to stud at Wilgerbosdrift

CHAMPION Hawwaam, one of the very best sons of five times champion South African sire Silvano, is set to to return from the United Kingdom to […]
June 3, 2021
Al Sakeet (Luke Ferraris), a winner at the Vaal on Tuesday, 1 June. (JC Photos).

Al Sakeet, one way!

WITH four wins from five starts, the latest handicap at the Vaal again in 55s and change, Al Sakeet is clearly on his way to the […]
June 1, 2021

JEVS Study: The mental health of racehorse trainers

Much has been written (and done), about the mental health of jockeys, who have to endure lives of constant pressure, dieting and danger in attempts to […]
May 29, 2021
Soqrat, stands at Sandown Stud.

Soqrat’s family popular at Shadwell dispersal

Over the past few weeks in Australia, the Shadwell Stud Unreserved Dispersal Sales have been occurring, and it’s seen the sale of some of the Sandown […]
May 25, 2021
Arnold Hyde, NHA.

Mdk Blog: Another costly week for the NHA!

MIKE DE KOCK’S BLOG, 25 MAY 2021 South African racing has had to endure another costly week under the National Horseracing Authority in a time when […]
May 17, 2021

Of Kings and… cabbages

There is a famous poem by Lewis Carroll called ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’, writes ROBERT BLOOMBERG in Sporting Post. One of the verses reads: “The […]