February 4, 2023

4Racing launches ‘The Championships’

4Racing this weekend launches the Johannesburg horseracing season with The Championships – an exciting series of five big race days over three months, which climaxes with […]
January 28, 2023
Desert Miracle wins the Majorca. (Chase Liebenberg).

Desert Miracle’s thrilling Majorca win

Mike de Kock last won the The G1 Schweppes Majorca Stakes in 2010 with Gluwein, and he was able to chalk it up once more at […]
January 26, 2023

World Pools present massive betting opportunities

The WSB Cape Town Met race meeting at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth this Saturday is the first Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) World Pool event of the year […]
January 20, 2023

A sparkling WSB Met field

The final field for the 2023 WSB Met to be run over 2000m at Kenilworth on Saturday, 28 January, was announced at a ceremony held at […]
January 9, 2023

Safe Passage won’t be running in WSB Met

Mike de Kock said on Monday that G1 Summer Cup runner-up Safe Passage will not be taking his place in the Cape Met on 28 January, […]
January 7, 2023

Kings Plate Day: Runner comments

Media scribes have been running out of superlatives in their scene-setting previews of the R2-million L’Ormarins King’s Plate over 1600m that tops the bill on Kings […]
December 24, 2022
All the shades of her ancestors. Bonete (left) stayed on gamely to beat Pragmatist. (JC Photos).

It remains: ‘All in the blood’

We’ve written many times in the last 16-odd years about the diminutive grey champion mare Ilha Da Vitoria (died 2016) and her offspring, using the headline, […]
December 24, 2022

Runner comments, 24 December

Mike de Kock saddles Arividicio in Saturday’s supporting feature at Turffontien, the Listed Secretariat Stakes over 1400m which he has won a number times – the […]
December 19, 2022
Charles Dickens, fulfilling great expectations.

Charles Dickens gave us a reality check

Saturday’s G1 Cape Guineas was a bit of a reality check in that we know now that the Cape-based three-year-olds are significantly better than their counterparts […]