News Briefs

May 6, 2020

SA govt rejects NHA’s proposal to resume racing

THE National Horseracing Authority (NHA) have just received feedback on the submissions that were made to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) and the […]
April 21, 2020

Phumelela issues further caution

HERE is an extract from a SENS announcement from Phumelela issued on Monday. “The Group is faced with circumstances that are beyond its control and which […]
April 21, 2020

Mdk staff profiles # 6: Mlamli Simotho

Mdk staff profiles # 6 NAME Mlamli Simotho.  54yrs.  Born in Tsolo, Transkei FAMILY I’m married to Nonsongesa and I have 2 boys. HOW MANY YEARS […]
April 16, 2020
Paul and Dee Bayvel, from Jo-Jo Bayvel's blog.

Stable friend Paul Bayvel passes

PAUL Bayvel, the 1970s Springbok scrumhalf known for his formidable rugby partnership with Bok flyhalf and super-boot Gerald Bosch, has passed away in Hout Bay. He’d […]
April 15, 2020
Sonke Cacambile with Hawwaam.

Mdk staff profiles # 5: Sonke Cacambile

Mdk staff profiles # 5 NAME Sonke Cacambile, age 33. Born in the Eastern Cape FAMILY Married to Amanda and I have two boys. How many […]
April 14, 2020

RA’s latest letter to members

HERE is the Racing Association’s acting Chairman Brian Riley’s letter to members, circulated on 13 April The current lockdown has caused considerable disruption to the income […]
April 9, 2020

Mdk staff profiles # 4: Bruce Makhubalo

Mdk staff profiles # 4 NAME Mxoleleni Makhubalo, known as Bruce. Aged 44. Born in Tsolo. FAMILY I’m married to Philiswa and I have two girls […]
April 6, 2020
David Hlamine.

Mdk Staff Profiles # 3: David Hlamine

Mdk Staff Profiles # 3:  David Hlamine NAME: David Hlamine, aged 43. Born in Swaziland and grew up in Mozambique FAMILY:  I am married to Gentaella […]
March 31, 2020
Vengi Masawi, assistant trainer.

Mdk staff profiles # 1: Vengi Masawi

Mike de Kock stable staff # 1 NAME: WENGESAI MASAWI (‘Vengi”), aged 41, and born in Zimbabwe. FAMLY  I’m married to Ivy and have three girls. […]