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The colt caused one of the biggest classic shocks in South African racing history when getting up almost in the last stride at 100/1 in the Cape Guineas
By Michael Clower on 25 December 2020
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Trainer Justin Snaith has the Horse of the Year Summer Pudding in his sights with his Cape Guineas winner
By Michael Clower on 18 December 2020
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Champion sprinter Kasimir, in the Nagle colours, covered himself in glory when beaten little more than a length while giving 16lb to the first two
By Michael Clower on 10 July 2020
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Hollywoodbets came up with an unsecured loan of R40 million (more than €2 million)
By Michael Clower on 03 July 2020
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Numerous discussions were held last week with hopes of a resumption of racing on the assumption that the extended national lockdown is lifted
By Irish Field Contributor on 17 April 2020
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Trainer Joey Soma and rider Bernard Fayd’Herbe enjoyed a big success in the SA Classic at Turffontein
By Michael Clower on 13 March 2020
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There has been much speculation that it could be a world first for a mare to have her first three foals win Group 1 races as Halfway To Heaven has achieved
By Michael Clower on 28 February 2020
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The Irish-bred filly notched up a Group 1 in Kenilworth, while the feature race of the day, the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, saw Vardy score a convincing win
By Michael Clower on 17 January 2020
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Two important HRI appointments, latest news on the King George VI Chase, good news for South African racing, and a Co Kilkenny bereavement
By Mark Costello on 20 December 2019
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Adam Marcus enjoyed his first big win in the Cape Fillies Guineas with a 22/1 outsider
By Michael Clower on 20 December 2019
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The Anna Doyle, Diane Nagle, Linda Shanahan and William Drew-owned Kasimir got up close home to justify favouritism in the Group 1 Mercury Sprint at Greyville
By Michael Clower on 02 August 2019
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The South African star is now Vodacom Durban July favourite after easily making it six wins out of seven
By Michael Clower on 07 June 2019
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Our recent family trip to South Africa included riding in KwaZulu Natal and Lesotho. Both experiences I would strongly recommend to riders of all abilities, writes Caroline Pilkington
By Irish Field Contributor on 08 March 2019
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The well-related Rainbow Bridge helped Eric Sands gain the biggest win of his career so far
By Michael Clower on 01 February 2019
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Irish-bred horses are taking centre stage in South Africa
By Michael Clower on 07 December 2018
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The Tinnakill House Stud-bred three-year-old races in the famous black, scarlet cap colours that were carried by many famous horses including Derby winner Royal Palace
By Michael Clower on 08 June 2018
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South African Horse of the Year Legal Eagle was was reported to be only 90% fit and is still favourite for the Premiers Champions Challenge
By Michael Clower on 13 April 2018
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Vaughan Marshall's prediction came true when his Tap O’Noth won the Forus Cape Guineas
By Michael Clower on 22 December 2017
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The short-priced favourite won as she pleased in the Fillies Guineas for trainer Justin Snaith
By Michael Clower on 08 December 2017
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Pat Smullen and Seamie Heffernann were part of the successful International Jockeys Challenge winning team at Turffontein racecourse
By Irish Field Contributor on 24 November 2017
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