News Briefs

November 28, 2022
Union Square, great family blood. (Candiese Lenferna).

A proper family affair!

Three-year-old Union Square, Saturday’s impressive G2 Jonnsons Workwear Dingaans winner, has an interesting family history. His granddam is Front House (IRE), by Sadler’s Wells, bought for […]
November 26, 2022
Union Square, good run expected.

Runner comments, Betway Summer Cup Day

The much-anticipated G1 Betway Summer Cup is finally here – a bumper crowd is expected at Turffontein on Saturday for a quality 10 race programme with […]
November 25, 2022
Nic Jonnson.

To Summer Cup sponsors: Thank you!

“Ahead of the G1 Betway Summer Cup, I’d like to personally thank Betway for raising the bar with their sponsorship of the big day tomorrow, they […]
November 19, 2022
Michael B. Javett.

Michael Javett passes away

Philanthropist Michael Javett, one of South Africa’s longest-standing businessmen, thoroughbred owner and patron of the arts, has passed away, aged 86. Javett studied law at Wits […]
November 18, 2022
Bonete, in the deep end, but looks capable,

Runner comments, Turffies Friday

A Reminder that our runner comments are available a day before race meetings on the Betway Insiders Blog. Our column for today was already published last […]
November 17, 2022
Pic: A'Evers/Eclipse.

Writer dismisses hype around Flightline

Former racing columnist Gary West, in a letter to the editor at TDN (Thoroughbred Daily News), argues that the racing fratnerity is ‘stunningly stupid’ in hailing […]
November 8, 2022
Sylvan Theater wins. (JC Photos).

Feedback on Sunday runners

Two Number 1’s got into the Number One Box for the stable on Sunday, both racing in Mike de Kock’s silks. Alfaatik (Kingsbarns) won well, as […]
November 6, 2022
Alfaatik.

Runner comments, Turffontein Sunday

Durban July winner SPARKLING WATER and SA Derby winner ARAGOSTA make their seasonal debuts in G3 Victory Moon Stakes over 1800m at Turffontein. This meeting has […]
November 2, 2022
Hawwaam x Espumanti colt. foal

Born at Wilgerbosdrift

Two beautful  foals born at Wilgebosdrift Stud recently, and they’re bred to be stars. The headline photo is of Espumanti and her day-old colt foal by […]