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May 9, 2020

Mary Oppenheimer daughters (MOD) step in to help racing

PHUMELELA Gaming and Leisure went into Business Rescue late on Friday afternoon, and a Post Commencement Finance (‘PCF’) deal has been agreed to with Mary Oppenheimer […]
May 6, 2020

Lockdown grip threatens horse welfare

JANE Fonda — still going strong at age 82 — had the star role in Sydney Pollack’s 1969 movie They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, recalls DAVID […]
May 1, 2020

Awaiting a call from government

FOLLOWING on from the NHA (National Horseracing Authority) press release issued late on Thursday 30 April, the Racing Operators confirm the following :- The Kenilworth race […]
April 29, 2020
Elliot Maqalena on Yulong Prince.

Mdk Staff Profiles # 7: Elliot Maqalena

Mdk Staff Profiles: Elliot Maqalena NAME Mxoleleni Maqalena known as Elliot. 48yrs.  Born in Tsolo, Transkei FAMILY I’m married to Precious. I have a son of […]
April 28, 2020
Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade and Industry.

Government to make a call on SA racing

LAST Wednesday, the National Horseracing Authority (NHA) sent a comprehensive submission to the President of the Republic of South Africa, the National Coronavirus Command Council, the […]
April 21, 2020

SAEHP’s work continues in lockdown

COVID-19 lockdown time has been a busy period for the South African Health and Protocols (SAEHP), whose work behind the scenes has continued unabated. Adrian Todd, […]
April 18, 2020

Racing’s funding models need a rethink

EVERYONE in the racing industry longs for a return to normalcy at the earliest, safest time possible, writes PATRICK CUMMINGS of the US Thoroughbred Ideas Foundation […]
April 16, 2020

RA is committed to best outcomes

THE Racing Association is not willing to get drawn into mud-slinging contests in response to criticism of their stakes agreement with Phumelela concluded on Monday. Comments […]
April 13, 2020

SA racing planned for 1 May with reduced stakes

FOLLOWING Government’s announcement to extend the COVID-19 Lockdown to the end of April, there have been numerous meetings of the Racing Operators, the Racing Association and […]