UPCOMING RACEDAY MATCHEM STAKES DAY, Saturday 28 September

Paul Barrett

Paul Barrett was born in Manchester, England, and is naturally a loyal Man United supporter. Paul is an avid racing supporter who hardly misses a meeting. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a racehorse owner and was particularly fond of racing at the former Kimberly track, Flamingo Park.  His most recent success […]

Pamela Isdell

Pamela Isdell was all smiles on the winner’s podium after Loreina’s impressive win on Saturday. The Gimmethegreenlight filly was expertly ridden by Grant van Niekerk who had a stellar day with 3 wins for the Snaith stable. Pamela was delighted with the win and thanked top trainer Justin Snaith who ended his interview with a […]

Nick & Val McFall

Somerset West-based owners, Nick and Valerie McFall, had a successful month in the winner’s enclosure with FLY FUTURA and ROUGAROUIN.   Bred by Drakenstein Stud, Fly Futura, won the 1800m Cape Turf Club Syndicates Maiden Plate under Aldo Domeyer.  Horizon gelding, Rougarouin, beat the favourite NOON DAY GUN in a 1200m sprint. Both horses are trained […]

Mukund Gujadhur

Mukund Gujadhur’s recent accomplishments in South African horseracing highlight his passion and commitment to the sport. He celebrated his 51st SA win with THE ABDICATOR and ALLEZ MORRIS over the weekend. The family’s iconic light blue, red chevron, and cap are well-known colours, representing the legacy of the Gujadhur family in horse racing.  THE ABDICATOR […]

Marsh Shirtliff

Marsh Shirtliff is the nominee for Greenacres Trust and is certainly no stranger to the winners’ podium. The month of March found him in just that spot.  His recent triumphs, highlighted by CONTINENTALEXPRESS’s victory under Dean Kannemeyer’s training, illustrated the ongoing success of a seasoned figure in the industry. Earlier this month he achieved a […]

Lady Laidlaw

Entering the South African horseracing scene roughly in 2008, Lady Christine Laidlaw has enjoyed some big race successes with many good horses over the years.  The last few weeks have been nothing short of incredible for the longstanding supporter of South African horseracing, Khaya Stables’ Lady Laidlaw. And it’s been an impressive week for the […]

Ken & Jane Truter

Cape Racing held its CommunityFest on Saturday, 20 April, and one of the charities that was supported by Cape Racing, Varsfontein Stud, and Klawervlei Stud was the Western Cape Equine Trust. The minds behind the re-homing of racehorses from out of racing are Ken and Jane Truter, true blue stalwarts of the sport of kings. […]

Jonathan Bloch

Cape Town based owner Jonathan Bloch has had a successful week in the winners enclosure, celebrating a double on Saturday with In The Bag and Fly Futura and then at our Monday race meeting with War Chariot.  It’s always a joy to share the achievements and acknowledge the people in our industry. To Jonathan, we […]

Francis Curruthers

Characters are plentiful in racing and Francis Carruthers is one of those larger-than-life people with a love affair with the sport. Like so many, the story goes far deeper than many would expect and the man behind Lesedi Nuclear Services is always a candid and entertaining chat. His interview after KEBONALESEDI at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth a […]

Etienne Braun

A successful businessman does not necessarily make a successful owner, but Etienne Braun has managed to master both. Etienne’s passion for racing is only rivalled by his love of fishing.  His first horse, CAPTURED DONN, in the early 90’s, might not have been the introduction many would’ve liked to see follow through and go big […]

Hollywoodbets Durbanville, Saturday 28 September