In terms of Clauses 13 and 26 of the Constitution of The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa (“the NHA”), any amendment to the Constitution shall be by way of a special resolution, passed at a Special General Meeting called for that purpose. 


The National Board has resolved to call, and notice is accordingly hereby given, of a Special General Meeting to be held on Wednesday, 15 January 2020 immediately following the Annual General Meeting at 12h00, at the Head Office of the NHA, Turf Club Street, Turffontein, to consider and vote on the proposed amendments to the Constitution as set out in the document titled: “Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of The National Horseracing Authority – January 2020” a copy of which is available on the link below.


For Proposed Amendments Click Here

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Vee Moodley 

Chief Executive                                                                                      13 December 2019

The NHA laboratory has observed, in some racehorse specimens emanating countrywide, traces of a substance which may be indicative of Zilpaterol.

Zilpaterol is a chemical substance which is commercially used in South Africa in feed for cattle destined for meat production. It is reported that this substance is harmful to horses and can result in adverse side effects. As such the NHA is monitoring the situation with reference to the NHA Rules.

Racehorse owners, trainers and breeders are urged to take precautionary steps to monitor the feed which is sourced for their horses and that it is obtained/ produced under conditions which would not result in Zilpaterol being present. It is for this reason that commercial chemical fertilizers are preferable in the growing of feed crops destined for horses.

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The National Horseracing Authority is a signatory country of the Asian Racing Federation and has decided to adopt Asian Screening Limits (ASLs) for the substances indicated below, effective 1 September 2019. When the below ASL detection limits are exceeded in the laboratory screening process, qualitative confirmatory analysis will be followed to confirm the presence or absence of the prohibited substance.

• Firocoxib:          2 ng/mL in plasma
• Dantrolene:       0.1 ng/mL (of 5-hydroxydantrolene) in plasma
• Ketoprofen:       2 ng/mL in plasma
                             (under the condition of a single IV or oral dose)

The current, full list of adopted ASL’s and their definition is published under the Laboratory section (Asian Screening Limits) of the NHA website.

The following licences were granted at a Licencing Meeting held on 28 June 2019  

J P Nel (Eastern Cape)
M L Turner (Eastern Cape)

F Greyling to Trainers M G & A A Azzie (Central Province)
D Steyn to Trainer C L Bass-Robinson (Western Cape)

D U de Andrade to Trainer D N Stenger(Central Province)
M Pillay to Trainer Clinton Binda (Central Province)
S Mkhize to Trainer J A Janse v Vuuren (Central Province)
M Makhubalo to Trainer M F de Kock (Central Province)
N Patel to Trainer J V Rugg (Central Province)
H J Reddie to Trainer W G C Miller (Central Province)
L R Setaro to Trainer Y Singh (Kwa-Zulu Natal)

H J Isaacs to Jockey Serino Moodley (Western Cape)

S C Scholtz – Horse Identifier (Central Province)
S J Cole – Horse Identifier (Western Cape)


Trainer B L Impey Has relinquished her Trainers Licence. (Kwa-Zulu Natal)
Trainer M L Pappas has relinquished his licence (Kwa-Zulu Natal)
Stable Employee M A Nguhle is no longer in the employ of Trainer J V Rugg (Central Province)
Miss C Bosman to start her training as a trainee Horse Identifier, Specimen Collector & Judge. (Western Cape)
Dr J Jones is no longer in the employ of The National Horseracing Authority (Central Province)

The following deaths were noted:
Mr S Ferreira
Mr J van Eck
Mr E G Anderson
Mr D Kuit