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The Queen of the Sun Met

- The Queen of the Sun Met                           Candice Bass-Robinson A victory on Sun Met Race day is a special achievement in anyone’s books, but for the Milnerton based Bass-Robinson yard this year will go down as one for the memory books. Apart from […]Read More

Get to know… Trainer Justin Snaith

- Racehorse trainer, polo player and well-known Cape Town horse racing personality, Justin Snaith, needs little introduction within the equestrian industry. With a strong family heritage in the sport and a longstanding reputation to uphold, Justin and his brother Jonathan have taken over the reins at Snaith Racing with determination and it has paid off. With […]Read More

Fit for a Queen

- The History of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate The continents oldest race day, the Queen’s Plate, will be run for the 159th time on the 11th of January 2020, having first been run back in 1861 in honour of Queen Victoria, who had gifted the South African Turf Club with a silver plate and 500 sovereigns […]Read More

Horse Racing Myths Debunked

- Horse racing is always under scrutiny from animal rights activists, which anyone who is involved in the industry can appreciate considering the well-being of the horses should always be at the forefront of any equestrian sport. The information being relayed, however, is often misleading and incorrect and, with the introduction of social media, often gets […]Read More

Fast Fact | Gauteng Summer Cup

-   The Gauteng Summer Cup, presented by TAB Betting World, returns to Joburg on 30 November 2019. Ahead of the event, we thought we’d share some fun facts about the race day. DID YOU KNOW? The Gauteng Summer Cup is Joburg’s oldest race day. It has been running since 1897, just one year after gold […]Read More

Women in Racing – Hannah Runnalls

- It’s true what they say – behind every successful man is a strong woman – and as Women’s month comes to a close we acknowledge the ladies behind some of racing’s most successful sportsmen. Despite unknowingly having crossed paths as children, both having grown up in Port Elizabeth, current SA Champion jockey Lyle Hewitson and […]Read More

RIAR Fab 4

- If you’ve got a passion for fashion, the gift of the social media gab and a love for all thing racing – then you could be a member of the Racing! It’s a Rush Fab Four! Racing! It’s a Rush is looking for four young, influential ambassadors who embody the ultimate horse racing enthusiast. If […]Read More

67 Minutes

- This year we celebrate 67 minutes at the Highveld Horse Care Unit (HHCU) in the south of Joburg.   Our industry has roughly 3,500 horses a year going into training.  At the end of their racing stint- which is anything between 2-5 years, various options become available to ensure that they go on to a […]Read More