News Briefs

May 30, 2020

SA racing’s plans for next few weeks

SOUTH African horseracing swings back into action this Monday 1 June with a 10-race meeting on the Greyville Polytrack in Durban. Racing was given the all-clear […]
May 23, 2020

SA’s Save Our Jocks Campaign

KIRRA Kotzen, daughter of trainer Glen and Kathy Kotzen, has initiated a fundraising drive for South African jockeys via backabuddy, with the blessing and support of […]
May 13, 2020

Mdk Staff Profiles # 8: David Blaai

Mdk Staff Profiles: David Blaai NAME David Blaai, 48 years old, and was born in Tsolo Transkei. FAMILY I’m married to Nomzukis and I have three […]
May 9, 2020

Injured groom recovers from serious injury

ON 3 April, our stable employee Eric Sambane was badly kicked on his head by a horse. Eric was rushed to hospital and operated on  by […]
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 […]