News Briefs

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

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 […]
October 29, 2022
Safe Passage, always a force to be reckoned with.

Runner comments, Charity Mile Day

Mike de Kock has 13 runners representing the stable on Charity Mile Day at Turffontein on Saturday. The feature event is sponsored by Arun Chadha and […]
October 26, 2022

Stage set for Allied Steelrode Charity Mile

Johannesburg’s most meaningful and special race day, the R800 000 Allied Steelrode On A Mission Charity Mile, takes place at Turffontein Racecourse this Saturday 29 October […]
October 24, 2022
Mike's Chick, Race 4.

Turffontein: Runner previews

Race 2, 1600m: “Sparkling Jubilee ran a cracker first time out, she was beaten a short head. Muzi Yeni has taken another ride, I guess if […]