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22 June 2017

INQUIRY – WORKRIDER JOE GWINGWIZHA


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held at Turffontein Racecourse on 17 June 2017, Workrider Joe Gwingwizha was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3 in that he failed to ride the horse HOPE SOLO out to the end of Race 1 run at the Vaal Racecourse on 6 June 2017, ...
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9 June 2017

INQUIRY – WORKRIDER SIYABONGA B MTHEMBU


  The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held at the Vaal Racecourse on 8 June 2017, Workrider Siyabonga Mthembu was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3 in that he failed to ride the horse DOUBLE RANSOM out to the end of Race 1, run at the Vaal Racecourse on ...
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9 June 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY BERNARD FAYD’HERBE


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 9 June 2017, Jockey Bernard Fayd’Herbe was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of IT’S MY TURN, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to MASTER SWITCH when shifting ...
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8 June 2017

INQUIRY - JOCKEY S’MANGA KHUMALO


  The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held at the Vaal Racecourse on 6 June 2017, Jockey S’manga Khumalo was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that whilst riding SUPRISE MOVE (AUS), he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference ...
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6 June 2017

NHA LABORATORY


  The NHA confirms that a fire broke out in its Laboratory, situated at Turffontein Racecourse, on Sunday, 4 June 2017.  Whilst the fire was readily contained with the assistance of the fire brigade, some of the equipment in the laboratory was damaged. The extent of the damage is ...
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6 June 2017

INQUIRY - TRAINER R A HILL


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 5 June 2017, Trainer, Mr R A Hill was charged with a contravention of Rule 73.2.4, in that he was the trainer of the horse STRUCTURED REPLY from which a specimen was taken after it had participated in and won the 1st ...
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5 June 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY CRAIG ZACKEY


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 2 June 2017, Jockey Craig Zackey was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to HAWAIIAN SUN whilst riding I WILL BE at the 350m in ...
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31 May 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY CHASE MAUJEAN


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 31 May 2017, Jockey Chase Maujean was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2, read in conjunction with Guideline N, in that he misused his crop by striking SKYNIGHT on its head in the concluding stages of ...
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30 May 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY MARCO VAN RENSBURG


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 26 May 2017, Jockey Marco Van Rensburg was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to GREEN LANTERN whilst riding CLASSIFY at the 1200m ...
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19 May 2017

INVESTIGATION – WAVIN’ FLAG AND MAXIMUM FLO


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that it has concluded its investigation into two racehorses, namely WAVIN’ FLAG and MAXIMUM FLO, which were stolen from a re-homing centre in Cape Town. The facts of the investigation can be set out briefly as follows: The horses in question, ...
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11 May 2017

INQUIRY – ASSISTANT TRAINER CARL HEWITSON


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 10 May 2017, Assistant Trainer Carl Hewitson was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.25, in that he conducted himself in an improper manner in the weighing room after the running of Race 3 at Fairview ...
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9 May 2017

INQUIRY - APPRENTICE JOCKEY DIEGO DE GOUVEIA


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 8 May 2017, Apprentice Jockey Diego De Gouveia was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of TROPICAL BLOW he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners when shifting ...
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9 May 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY CALLAN MURRAY


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 5 May 2017, Jockey Callan Murray was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.11 in that as the rider of SIR DUKE he failed to wear a body protector whilst parading and proceeding to the start of Race 7 at ...
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26 April 2017

INQUIRY – TRAINER MR J A SOMA


The National Horseracing Authority (NHA) confirms that at an Inquiry held in Johannesburg on 26 April 2017, Trainer Mr J A Soma was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.15, in that he submitted to the NHA a false or misleading registration of ownership document when registering a change of ownership ...
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21 April 2017

INQUIRY – TRAINER MR M L ROBERTS


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 18 April 2017, Trainer Mr M L Roberts was charged with a contravention of Rule 73.2.4, in that he was the trainer of the horse SNOWMAN from which a specimen was taken after it had participated in and won the 8th Race ...
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21 April 2017

INQUIRY - TRAINER MR P M GADSBY


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 18 April 2017, Trainer Mr P M Gadsby was charged with a contravention of Rule 10.5.1 in that as the trainer responsible for the horse PATROCLUS when it was scheduled to run on 13 January 2017 at Greyville Racecourse, ...
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27 March 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY CHASE MAUJEAN


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that an inquiry was held in Port Elizabeth on Friday 24 March 2017 into the riding of ACE ANTONIO by Jockey Chase Maujean and into the interference sustained by TRACK-KING ridden by Jockey Grant van Niekerk, which occurred in Race 5 at Fairview Racecourse ...
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22 March 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY PIERE STRYDOM


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on Wednesday 22 March 2017, Jockey Strydom was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3 in that he failed to ride the horse BARACAH out to the end of Race 12 run at the Turffontein Racecourse on 4 March 2017, thus ...
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15 March 2017

AN INVESTIGATION VAAL RACECOURSE


The National Horseracing Authority wishes to confirm that an investigation has been opened into the circumstances that led to the race meeting at the Vaal Racecourse on 14 March 2017, being abandoned after Race 4.
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13 March 2017

INQUIRY – APPRENTICE JOCKEY L HEWITSON


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on 10 March 2017, Apprentice Jockey Lyle Hewitson was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.2 in that he rode SCRIBO in an unprofessional manner by hitting this horse on the head with his hand en route ...
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8 March 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY A FORTUNE


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 8 March 2017, Jockey Andrew Fortune was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2 in that he misused his crop by deliberately using it towards and in close proximity to FLIPFLASH, making contact with ...
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8 March 2017

INQUIRY - TRAINER DEAN KANNEMEYER


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on 6 March 2017, Trainer Dean Kannemeyer was charged with a contravention of Rule 10.5.16.1, in that a used needle and syringe seized by Officials of The National Horseracing Authority at Mr Kannemeyer’s ...
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7 March 2017

INQUIRY - TRAINER S J SNAITH


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on 7 March 2017, Trainer Justin Snaith was charged with a contravention of Rule 10.5.14, in that he failed to accurately and legibly record or cause to be accurately and legibly recorded as a Treatment Record in ...
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1 March 2017

INQUIRY – APPRENTICE JOCKEY CALVIN HABIB


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry held in Johannesburg on 28 February 2017, Apprentice Jockey Calvin Habib, assisted by his Riding Master Mr Robert Moore, was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3 in that he failed to ride the horse TIGER FLAME (AUS) out to ...
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22 February 2017

INTERNAL INQUIRY


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that it has completed its Internal Inquiry into the presence of cobalt in specimens which were taken from certain racehorses. The background and findings can be found below: Background: The National Horseracing Authority confirmed that three urine ...
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13 February 2017

INQUIRY - RACE 4 - TURFFONTEIN RACECOURSE - 11 FEBRUARY 2017


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that an Inquiry has been opened into the circumstances that led to an Objection in Race 4 at Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday 11 February 2017. Background: BAY STYLE (A Fortune) and FLIPFLASH (G Lerena) raced in close proximity in the concluding ...
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13 February 2017

INQUIRY – TRAINER LEON ERASMUS


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry which was held in Johannesburg on 10 February 2017, Trainer Leon Erasmus was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.15 in that he submitted to The National Horseracing Authority false or misleading registration of ownership documents ...
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8 February 2017

APPEAL – JOCKEY CRAIG ZACKEY


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that an Appeal was held in Johannesburg on 8 February 2017, against the finding and the penalty imposed on Jockey Craig Zackey by an Inquiry Board on 21 September 2016.  The Inquiry was held into the circumstances surrounding Jockey R Simons the ...
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8 February 2017

INQUIRY – TRAINER GAVIN H VAN ZYL


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 7 February 2017, Trainer Gavin van Zyl was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.45, in that he presented the incorrect horse BRIGHT BLESSED DAY to race in Race 1 at Scottsville Racecourse on 15 January ...
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2 February 2017

INQUIRY – APPRENTICE JOCKEY AKSHAY BALLOO


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on 26 January 2017, Apprentice Jockey Akshay Balloo was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.4, in that as the rider of KWANDO he rode in a careless manner when he shifted outwards sharply from the 100m and brushed ...
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2 February 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY GRANT VAN NIEKERK


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on 2 February 2017, Jockey Grant van Niekerk was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of TRIP TO HEAVEN he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to TEVEZ when he shifted out at ...
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1 February 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY CORNE ORFFER


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on 1 February 2017, Jockey Corne Orffer was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of CAPTAIN AMERICA he failed to take sufficient corrective measures to ensure that he did not cause ...
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1 February 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY TSHWARO APPIE


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 31 January 2017, Jockey Tshwaro Appie was charged with a contravention of Rules 77.1.1 and 77.2.1, in that he presented himself to take part in a race at Greyville Racecourse on 26 December 2016, when a sample ...
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1 February 2017

INQUIRY – TRAINER L G DENYSSCHEN


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held at its Durban office on 30 January 2017. Mr L G Denysschen was charged with the following :-  A contravention of Rule 73.2.4 in that he was the trainer of PURE VALOR, from which a urine specimen was taken after it ...
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30 January 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY DONAVAN MANSOUR


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Johannesburg on 28 January 2017, Jockey Donavan Mansour was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.3, in that as the rider of CELTIC LADY he failed to ride this filly out to the end of Race 7 at Turffontein Racecourse on 28 ...
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30 January 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY DONAVAN MANSOUR


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry which was held in Johannesburg on 25 January 2017, Jockey Donavan Mansour was charged with a contravention of Rule 58.10.2, in that as the rider of SO VAR, he misused his crop by hitting this colt with excessive frequency and on consecutive ...
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25 January 2017

NEWLY APPOINTED NATIONAL BOARD DIRECTORS


1. In terms of Chapter 4 of the Constitution of The National Horseracing Authority the Nominations Committee, consisting of past chairmen Messrs Alick Costa, Larry Nestadt, Jonathan Witts-Hewinson and Altus Joubert, has appointed Messrs Sholto M. Dolamo and Panayiotis Stais to the Board of Directors ...
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23 January 2017

NEW CHAIRMAN


The National Horseracing Authority is proud to announce seasoned businessman, Mr Ken Truter, as its new Chairman. Mr Truter, a UCT graduate, has been a successful horse owner and entrepreneur for many years and held numerous directorships within the business and horseracing landscapes. Ken ...
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20 January 2017

INQUIRY – JOCKEY COLLEN THABANA


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Johannesburg on 18 January 2017, Jockey Collen Thabana was charged with a contravention of Rules 77.1.1 and 77.2.1, in that he presented himself to ride at the Vaal Racecourse on 5 January 2017 whilst having a banned substance, ...
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17 January 2017

CHANGE OF HORSE’S NAME


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that the registered name of the gelding JOYPHILLYPIST (sired by PHILANTHROPIST (USA), out of the mare JOYFUL), bred by Gary Player Stud (Pty) Limited, foaled on 20 November 2013 and trained by L Houdalakis, has been amended to that of JAY P, with immediate ...
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17 January 2017

INQUIRY JOCKEY ANTHONY ANDREWS


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Cape Town on 17 January 2017, Jockey Anthony Andrews was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7, in that as the rider of FIFTY CENTS, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners when he shifted ...
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12 January 2017

INQUIRY – TRAINER C J (CORRIE) LENSLEY


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an inquiry which was concluded on 9 January 2017 at Flamingo Park Racecourse, Trainer Corrie Lensley was charged with a contravention of Rule 10.5.1, in that as the person responsible for the care, treatment and training of AFRICAN FISH EAGLE and ...
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12 January 2017

INQUIRY - JOCKEY ANTON MARCUS


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Durban on 12 January 2017, Jockey Anton Marcus was charged with a contravention of Rule 62.2.7 in that as the rider of GOOD TO GIVE, he failed to ensure that he did not cause interference to other runners when he shifted inwards ...
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