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

2 year olds coming out in December

- Did you know that a 2 year old horse in South Africa is only allowed to run its first race from December. This makes for an exciting period as all the early developers will grace our tracks in December, whilst the late bloomers will come out hopefully in the first quarter of next year. We […]Read More

Different types of racehorse ownership

- Owning a racehorse is taking your lifestyle to the next level. It is about embracing a whole new world, taking you to another echelon of sophistication and elegance and almost everyone has the opportunity to become one. There are various types of racehorse ownership available from the National Horseracing Authority (NHA), namely:  Individual/ Sole […]Read More

Thoroughbred Sales, how does it all go down?

- The Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) and Bloodstock South Africa (BSA) had around 1200 new yearlings (18month old, turning 2 on the 1st August) that were sold between January to April 2018. All horses in the southern hemisphere celebrate their birthdays on the 1st August, whereas the northern hemisphere celebrate on the 1st January. These yearlings […]Read More

What to wear to the races?

- Everyone wants to make a statement stepping out track side on the big day. The races are all about bright colours and a bold print dress will ensure you make heads turn at the finish line. A pair of chunky heels will will keep you from sinking in the grassy areas as you shout your favorites […]Read More