Talk about tsunamis, you only have to put money on the table when it comes to a horserace, and the fur is bound to fly; I doubt there’s ever been an invitational log issued for a major prize in racing, which hasn’t attracted an outcry.
A record 201 horses, including five returning 2013 winners, have been pre-entered for this year's Breeders' Cup Championship weekend.
We suggested yesterday that some of those pundits who cast their votes at the “live” gallops on Friday, might wish to review them once they’d seen them again online or on TV: a few have.
First crop yearling sire, Cape Blanco will stand the 2015 breeding season in Hokkaido, Japan, following his Southern Hemisphere duties at Cambridge Stud in New Zealand.
Thirty six entries were received at the first entry stage on Tuesday for the R3,85 Million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup to be run over 1400m at Turffontein on Saturday 1 November.
Team British Racing has assembled a 16-strong raiding party for next week's Breeders' Cup meeting, which takes place over two days - Friday 31st October and Saturday 1st November - at Santa Anita in Los Angeles.
The Breeders' Cup has been called the Super Bowl of horse racing and with 14 races over two days and $25 million on the line, it is one of the richest days in sports.
For the first time in history, the first thoroughbred democratic elections were held at the Summerhill Gallops on Friday.
Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market and a prominent international Thoroughbred owner-breeder, died October 21 at age 88.
Visionaire is a “one twenty one”. But his wasn’t a Timeform rating. It was the time he took to demolish the King’s Bishop (Gr1) field over seven furlongs. “One minute twenty one”. That’s what we said.
It was made public on Monday that the older half-brother to Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve (Motivator), Trevimix (Linamix), was stolen from Haras de l’Oron in Calvados in broad daylight on 21st September.
Here are a few photos from the CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Gallops which took place at Summerhill Stud on Friday. Please feel free to share on Facebook!
Grant Knowles looks back at the Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale gallops with Summerhill's Mick Goss and guests.
On a day attended by the former Premier of KZN and the current Treasurer-General of the ruling party, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, as well as a good spread of the nation’s biggest-hitters, the whole gathering enthusiastically, and at times vociferously, voted to put their fancies on the board.
Noble Mission (Galileo) has proved a force to be reckoned with this year and grabbed his third Gr.1 of the season after a ding-dong battle with a back-to-form Al Kazeem (Dubawi) in the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot Saturday.
The Gauteng SANSUI Summer Cup is the power, the pace and the pulse of an esteemed legacy of thoroughbred horse racing in Johannesburg.
Well-known racing commentator Jimmy Lithgow died on Friday morning of a heart attack. He would have turned 68 on 16 November.
It's Gallops Day today, and there’s a reason so many of the country’s biggest-hitters are mooching around the stable yards here at Summerhill. The biggest owners in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KZN are all part of a racing brigade that’s flown, bussed or driven into the Mooi River precinct for this morning’s fireworks.
Summerhill gallops set the stage for R2.5million race.
The awards dinner for the CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale took place last night at Summerhill's School of Equine Management Excellence.