Piere Strydom: The Joburg summer season is now in full swing but with all the delays through weather and course problems, it’s been more a stop-start season.
Colin Gordon: As a younger man besotted with the sport of horseracing I remember the advice received every time I expressed my desire to own a racehorse: “Never, ever, buy anything that eats while you sleep!”
Geoff Lester: London – If Royal Ascot is the jewel in the crown of British racing, then York’s Ebor meeting, which starts on Wednesday, is only a few diamonds short.
Geoff Lester: London – The big Ebor meeting at York is now just two weeks away, and, while John Gosden had hoped that the Knavesmire might see the belated return of last year’s brilliant Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable, it now seems that we might have to wait until next month to see Europe’s 2017 champion back in action.
Geoff Lester’s International Affairs: London – Because of the unique demands of the idiosyncratic roller-coaster that is Epsom racecourse, the Derby can throw up surprise results – Wings of Eagles two years ago springs to mind – but you won’t find a fairer 2400m in the world than Ascot.