News Briefs

March 27, 2020

Sun Giant wins for Armitage family

SUN Giant, by the recently deceased Ashaawes, won his Maiden over 1600m at the Vaal on Thursday, 26 March, ridden by Chamu Mabaya. Sun Giant races […]
March 21, 2020

Gold Circle adds Covid-19 measures

GOLD Circle has announced further restrictions in an effort to stop the spread of the Coronavirus and to ensure that horse racing continues and provides the […]
March 18, 2020

We race on, with conditions

AFTER due consideration, the South African horseracing industry has decided to further restrict the individuals who may attend race meetings. With effect from Thursday 19 March […]
March 15, 2020

Mr Ferraris hands over trophy

ORMOND Ferraris, the recently retired master trainer who had the Listed Oaks Trial named after him (having won 10 Oaks himself), handed over Saturday’s inaugural winning […]
March 7, 2020

Mat: Hawwaam and Australian move

MATHEW de Kock speaks about the progress of Hawwaam and his move to Australia next week.
March 6, 2020

Soumillon’s latest milestone

CHRISTOPHE Soumillon became the most successful jockey in French history at Compiegne Racecourse on Wednesday. Soumillon, 38, won his 3315th race in France aboard the Aga […]
March 3, 2020
Marshall, SA Classic.

Mat’s comments on Classic races for Saturday

MATHEW de Kock discusses our runners in the Triple Crown Classic and Fillies Classic in an interview compilation with Andrew Bon.
February 25, 2020
Mahbooba, winning in Dubai. (Andrew Watkins).

Mahbooba’s doing us proud!

REMEMBER Mahbooba? The daughter of Galileo won the 2010 Gr.1 Golden Slipper for trainer Mike de Kock and owner/breeder Sheik Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, before […]
February 16, 2020
Bradley Ralph.

Ralph is co-opted to TBA council

THE Council of the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association of South Africa (TBA) has announced that Bradley Ralph has been co-opted as a Council member. Brad has accepted […]