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South Africa South Africa 2014-08-22  Fairview
 1  RAVISHING JEWEL Trainer: D Sham
  Jockey: Juan Paul V'D Merwe
South Africa South Africa 2014-08-22  Fairview
 1  LORD KELLY Trainer: M Wiese
  Jockey: Stallone Naidoo
South Africa South Africa 2014-08-22  Fairview
 1  STORM LILY Trainer: G D Smith
  Jockey: Karl Zechner
South Africa South Africa 2014-08-22  Fairview
 1  WESTERN WONDER Trainer: Y Bremner
  Jockey: Karis Teetan
South Africa South Africa 2014-08-22  Fairview
 1  RED SILVANO Trainer: G Paddock
  Jockey: Francois Herholdt
South Africa South Africa 2014-08-22  Fairview
 1  TRAVEL UP FRONT Trainer: Y Bremner
  Jockey: Karis Teetan
South Africa South Africa 2014-08-22  Fairview
 1  RUBY SUNSET (AUS) Trainer: D/D McLachlan/McKenzie
  Jockey: Gift Funeka
South Africa South Africa 2014-08-22  Fairview
 1  PEREGRINE KING Trainer: D/D McLachlan/McKenzie
  Jockey: Raymond Danielson
South Africa South Africa 2014-08-21  Vaal
 1  SARVE Trainer: C Spies
  Jockey: Francois Naude
South Africa South Africa 2014-08-21  Vaal
 1  OLYMPIC BOLT (BRZ) Trainer: M F De Kock
  Jockey: Juan Paul V'D Merwe


What our users say...

"This is the best horse racing site I've ever seen, I can't believe it's free. Job well done!!!"

Kenny (Punter)


South Africa currently has a lot of good jockeys plying their trade, we also have a dozen or so master jockeys, but above all we have Striker.

South Africa has had more than its fair share of great jockeys, I mention a few from the past that come to mind, Martin, Gerald and Roy have passed on, Raymond and Robbie changed professions, Muis retired, Rhys and Bartie both never recovered from injuries, Australia got Jeff, Hong Kong landed Dougie and South Africa by default retains Piere, Andrew, Kevin, Karl and and a few others.

The European art of race riding has for decades been perfected in South Africa, evidence of this was demonstrated when one of South Africa greatest jockeys ever the Mighty Micheal Roberts won the English Jockeys title in the early nineties, unfortunately the multitude of that feat is not fully recognized or understood by the current SA racing hierarchy.

In my opinion the only place where South African riders will battle to compete at first is in the Americas where sectional timing is fully understood and practiced daily on the tight circuits but after some short time our top boys would make the adjustment and compete at the top level.

Piere is one of the worlds best race riders and luckily for SA racing he has not been snapped up by one of the big international racing outfits.


GARTH PULLER JOINS MYSTABLE.INFO has added Trainer Garth Puller to its team of experts giving punters daily infomation on South Africa racing.

"i am more than willing to join the team of experts that has been put together by George, anything that helps improve turnovers is the way forward for the game, i will do my part just like Piere, Gavin and Andy are doing, punters are the lifeblood of the industry and i will give my opinions and try to guide racing fans".

George Croucher has developed a website that hosts videos of Piere Strydom, Gavin Venter and Andrew Fortune going through race by race interviews on racing in JHB, PE and CT

"We are very happy that Garth has accepted to join us, his racing achievements speak for themselves" said founder George Croucher, "where on earth can you get a better service than this in horse racing, Champion jockeys and Trainers giving punters valuable insights race by race on a daily basis for very affordable prices, but please keep it quiet or someone will wake up the racing press, strange that we been going for over two months and not a word on Telly Track or anywhere in the racing press

click through to

Sundance Kid wins champion punter competition

Mike Rofail picked R70400 1st prize plus his closing balance of R32000 which he got to keep.

The players kicked off with R6000 bank and had to spend a minimum of R400 per race with R1000 for exotics and the balance of R1400 to be used any way they wanted.

Mike caught some Quartets late in the day to hit the front and secure the pot.

The last competition was won by Frankie Zackey

Formgrids founder David Safi said he was happy with the results of the competitions as Frank and Mike are both good savvy players and ardent supporters of the game. "Frank worked with me for a while back in the 90's when Bruma tattersals still housed 13 or so strong bookmakers, an unprecedented era in SA racing and Mike grew up in front of me and has matured into a successful businessman from humble beginnings, i will follow the last competition of the season with great interest"

Phumelela’s operations manager Alfie Little says “there are exciting ideas for the last tournament of the season"

PLEASE NOTE was started and moved forward by George Croucher. brings to the man in the street expert form analysis, on video, from four annalists three of which are former Champion jockeys.

George, in my opinion, has made excellent choices in using extremely well versed form students in ANDREW FORTUNE, GAVIN VENTER,MUZI YENI and PIERRE STRIKER STRYDOM.

Formgrids have now done a partnership agreement with and will promote the service on our platform. We do this as a paid service for the benefit of the more serious race player, who, when gambling, risks his hard earned money in order to try turn a profit. Punters that win regularly are favoured by the Tote - as the more the punter wins the more he plays. Gamblers gamble and the reinvestment of winning money, race by race, generates increased earnings for the Tote. Some of this money gets used toward the running costs of racing. This, then, benefits Phumelela, Phumela shareholders, Gold Circle, the RA, the Owners and others that make a living out of racing. It can also suits the bookmaker if he runs a book and works to percentages.

We want race fans to understand that the selections expressed by the race annalysts are the opinions of the annalysts. The race fan can, if he so chooses, use the selections as a base to begin his/her own study and assessment of the form of a race in order to make a prediction as to the possible outcome of the race. Finding winners is a lifetime apprenticeship and very few qualify. We bring you tools and assistance in the hope that you will progress and learn the skill needed to enjoy the Game of Kings.

We understand - and hope that you understand - that a horse race, in itself, houses many variant physical elements. Luck in running becomes a major factor in the outcome.

Always follow your own mind. This way, if you lose, you will have less to complain about. And when you win, you will feel good at getting it right.

Formgrids would like to thank the bookmakers that have sponsored the pages as well as George and the team of ANDY, GAVIN ,MUZI and PIERRE for the time and effort they put in by going the extra mile to assist the punter and the Racing Game.

Click here to go to the site


La Grange Racing Syndicate (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert)
Lammerskraal Stud (Nom: Mr M L P Rattray)
Trainer: J Ramsden
Western Winter (USA) - Red Parade by Parade Leader (USA)



Kahal (GB) - Fancy Fantasy by Rainbow Dream (FR)
Owner: Messrs C N Larsson, G N Cumming & R D Samuelson
Breeder: Mr & Mrs Bruce Le Roux
Trainer: Mark Dixon


Must watch

It has been 1 week since the launch of here are some of our analyst's thought's on the meetings they covered...

This is a MUST watch ~

Why Gavin Venter is so highly regarded by the South African racing public

On Friday 2nd May Gavin Venter once again showed just why he is so highly regarded by the South African racing public when his suggested Fairview Bipot and Place Accumulator permutations where both spot on, his page members caught 16 Bipots and 32 PA's, The total outlay for both bets was R768.00 and returned a dividend of R2692.80. His race by race summary was also superb with exactas , Trifectas and Quartets being caught in 7 of the 8 races...The Venter experience continues to yield dividends....

Gavin Venter Interview

My Stable Sample

Site changes

We have been making several site changes both for future new features as well as performance improvements and to ease our site admin functions.

We have received various feedback on the changes - some positive and some complaints of missing or incomplete data.

We are reviewing all the feed back and are working on these issues.

Some issues are due to the new data formats (some of which caught us by surprise) and some are simply teething problems.

Certain issues like jockey allowances are getting urgent attention. Other issues like the jockey and trainer names require some background rework to standardise them.

But all of these issues will be sorted out during this next week. However, considering the magnitude of the changes things went remarkably well.

STRIKER and FORTUNE preview Champions day

The two Champion jockeys have teamed up in an online preview available on the website to help guide punters through the tough Champions day race card for the meeting to be held at Turffontein on Sat 26th

Click here for more


Sporting Post has posted this interesting article by Joe Applebaum

Formgrids is what Joe describes and recommends as a must for USA racing, South Africa has had this for the last 10 years yet the men in charge of the future of SA racing have failed to recongnise the potential and value that Formgrids gives to the racing structure.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.



TRIP TEASE made it three in a row which included the MAN O' WAR SPRINT.

Owner: Elegant Line Stud (Nom: Mr & Mrs V Soru)
Breeder: Zandvliet Stud
Trainer: Louis Goosen
Breeding: Trippi (USA) - Girlish by Complete Warrior (USA)


Charity Turf Challenge (sponsored by Gold Circle)

The Charity Turf Challenge is an exciting competition that offers fans of the sport of horseracing a unique opportunity to test their skill – after all, racing is the “Intelligent Bet!”

Racing South Africa, the competition host, will provide entry forms with a guide list of horses that are thought to be campaigning in KZN during Champions Season. Only horses from this list are eligible.

To see the horses on the list go to the site to view the horses on the list with the form info supplied by Formgrids.

>> 3 Year Old Colts


Owners: Messrs C N Larsson, G N Cumming & R D Samuelson
Breeder: Mr & Mrs Bruce Le Roux
Trainer: Mark Dixon
Breeding: Kahal (GB) - Fancy Fantasy by Rainbow Dream (FR)

This race has produced three winners from its formline, all three won their next start, first to win was 3rd place finisher HIGH ARROW who was beaten 6l by LONDON CALL next came 4th place finisher THE BIG LEAGUE who was beaten 8.75l by LONDON CALL and now the 2nd place finisher MORPHEUS followed suit making it number three coming out of LONDON CALL'S formline to win.

Steve Benton's runner JAMAICANMINALOUSHE who finished 5th 12l behind LONDON CALL is carded to run in race 4 at Scottsville on the 23rd and could place


An exciting new concept is soon to be launched...

An exciting new concept is soon to be launched which will be managed and supported by Formgrids. will be hosting video comments by selected jockeys. Horseracing enthusiasts will get an “insider” view and comments on races in 4 of the South African racing jurisdictions, Cape Town will be covered by Andrew Fortune, Gauteng by Piere Strydom, PE by Gavin Venter and Flamingo Park by Muzi Yeni.

The finishing touches are still being done, but you are welcome to get a preview at:

Millstar - Castle Tankaed 2004

Ten years ago a four year old filly, Millstar won the Castle Tankard (GR 1).
Below is the electronic interview with the Trainer, Bart Rice who is now training in South Korea taking us through the memory lane.

Read full interview

Captain’s Tiger Celebrates Independence In Style

The sun was not the only luminary at Borrowdale Park on Sunday, as the Kirk Swanson trained gelding Captain’s Tiger outshined eight other speed merchants to finally win the Independence Trophy in his third consecutive attempt and with it pocketing the $4 860 winner’s spoils.

Read full article here


Start of the SASCOC Triple Crown!

Venue: Turffontein on Saturday, March 1st.

To earn the Triple Crown bonus of R2 million a horse will need to win the Guineas tomorrow over 1 600m, the R2 million SA Classic on March 29 over 1 800m, and the R1.5 million SA Derby over 2 450m at the end of April.

See race card

Breeders looking for entries

After our site upgrade to version 2 we split the Cards from the Entries. This was for a number of reasons but what we didn't know was that certain breeders looked for what horses were entered via the Breeder Search. Of course, this didn't work any more.

The good news is we have added that facility back. You will now see an "Entries" link next to the "Carded" link. Click to see where your horses have been entered.

Few glitches in V2

With testing and feedback we have encountered a few glitches in the Formgrids upgrade to Version 2 Phase 1. Considering the size of the update some problems are to be expected.

The good news is that most of these have been fixed.

On the whole, though, the upgrade went very well. Hope you are enjoying the new features :-)

The Formgrids site upgrade

The Formgrids website upgrade is complete.

Thank you for your patience.

See the link below for the list of changes and new stuff.

Tip: Some of you may need to clear your browser's temp files and cookies to get the full experience.

PS: On Windows PCs a simple Ctrl-F5 may do the trick.

Summary of changes and new features on Formgrids

J & B MET - Kenilworth - 1 Feb

J & B MET. Grade 1 race at Kenilworth.

This year’s theme, ‘Made to Conquer’, encourages the well-heeled to take charge on the grounds and dress for victory in unforgettable stylish, sophisticated and glamorous garb. After all, while tradition and pageantry may constitute the core of the historical horse race, the J&B Met is just as much about ground-breaking haute couture that challenges conventions and celebrates bold attitudes. Or, more simply, it’s about decadence, debauchery and ‘who’ you’re wearing. - Cape Town Magazine

View result for J & B MET

[ This article is sponsored by Kevan Hunter & Gavin Jooste from Acoustic Insurance ]

A winner, a 2nd place and two 3rd places have come out of the formline

The formline is proving to be very good. More runners are carded: TEE JAY AR and SOLAR TRIPTYCH with a very outside chance for WAR TRAIL.

Please note that this is only one of many HOT formlines. Take your time and find some others. It's the ability to see formlines is what makes Formgrids so special.

Link to HOT formline

CHINA BEAR comes in 2nd

As the formline indicated, CHINA BEAR came in a place (2nd). Didn't win but it can still come out to win in the next race. Sure it was the favourite. But the formline shows what will likely come out to win or place regardless of it's favour.

In the formline still keep a watch out for SONNY BILL and TEE JAY AR.

The result showing the hot formline

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