The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa (previously known as The Jockey Club of Southern Africa) was founded in 1882 and is the regulatory authority for the Sport of Horseracing in Southern Africa.

The NHA’s objectives are:

  • to govern and regulate the sport with the highest level of integrity;
  • to serve the industry through excellent, efficient and effective administration of amongst others, the Stud Book, registrations, licensing, race day control and services as well as world-class laboratory services;
  • to promote and/or encourage the promotion of the sport of horseracing, the quality of the thoroughbred, industry training and skills development; and
  • to promote and foster co-operation and goodwill with recognised authorities, governments and other relevant stakeholders.
The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

Past Conferences

Year
Month
The Conference
2020
February
38
Conference
Cape Town
1997
January
25
Conference
South Africa

Member Updates

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South African racing to resume

South African racing to resume

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South African racing to resume

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The National Horse Racing Authority (NHA) of South Africa on Thursday, May 28th, 2020, announced that the South African Government has permitted racing in South Africa will resume on June 1st, 2020, behind closed doors. Racing had been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic and a national wide lockdown.

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Opening ceremony of the 38th Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town

Opening ceremony of the 38th Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town

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Opening ceremony of the 38th Asian Racing Conference in Cape Town

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After an absence of 23 years the Asian Racing Federation (ARF) returned to Cape Town, South Africa where delegates attending the 38th Asian Racing Conference (ARC) were warmly welcomed by Mr. Andrew Harding, ARF Secretary General, on behalf of ARF Chairman, Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, on Tuesday evening.

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Unique Grade 1 winning double at Kenilworth

Unique Grade 1 winning double at Kenilworth

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Unique Grade 1 winning double at Kenilworth

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South Africa’s Western Cape racecourse Kenilworth in Cape Town held its premier Sun Met race meeting on Saturday.

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South Africa’s Cape summer season in full swing

South Africa’s Cape summer season in full swing

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South Africa’s Cape summer season in full swing

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The Cape summer racing season is in full swing for Asian Racing Federation member South Africa with two Grade 1 races the feature of Cape Town’s Kenilworth Racecourse last Saturday.

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Welcome news on new African Horse Sickness vaccine for ARF member South Africa

Welcome news on new African Horse Sickness vaccine for ARF member South Africa

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Welcome news on new African Horse Sickness vaccine for ARF member South Africa

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An announcement on Tuesday by the International Horse Sports Confederation (IHSC) that significant steps have been taken towards the identification of a new vaccine for African Horse Sickness (AHS) was welcome news for Asian Racing Federation member South Africa whose exports of horses are hampered by the presence of the AHS and subsequent quarantine restrictions.

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The 2017 South African Champions Season

The 2017 South African Champions Season

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The 2017 South African Champions Season

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South Africa's largest horseracing event, The Vodacom Durban July

South Africa's largest horseracing event, The Vodacom Durban July

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South Africa's largest horseracing event, The Vodacom Durban July

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Asian Federation member South Africa held its largest race meeting last Saturday, the 121st renewal of the Durban July sponsored by Vodacom at Greyville, and the impact of the meeting was substantial not just on the track, but throughout the KwaZulu-Natal economy.

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South Africa, an international breeders market: Is it still a pipe dream?

South Africa, an international breeders market: Is it still a pipe dream?

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South Africa, an international breeders market: Is it still a pipe dream?

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At this year’s South Africa’s major race meeting, the Vodacom Durban July, the local racing industry might just have another serious goal to contemplate, the final break-through of its tough export quarantine restrictions.

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Cape season concludes in style, South Africa

Cape season concludes in style, South Africa

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Cape season concludes in style, South Africa

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The South African Cape Summer season concluded in style on February 4th with the running of the richest race in Africa, the R5 million Grade 1 The Met over 2000m at Kenilworth, South Africa.

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Rising South African apprentice stars

Rising South African apprentice stars

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Rising South African apprentice stars

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South African jockeys ride in all corners of the globe with Karis Teetan the latest example of the polish the South African Apprentice Jockey School gives to the young apprentices.

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Preview of the South African Summer Season

Preview of the South African Summer Season

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Preview of the South African Summer Season

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As racing winds down in the Northern Hemisphere, the South African trainers are starting to wind up their stars for the upcoming summer season. The summer season starts with the Johannesburg features in October and November, before the action moves down to Cape Town in December with the first of the three-year-old Classic races, the Group 1 Cape Fillies Guineas, followed by the colts’ equivalent, the Group 1 Cape Guineas, two weeks later.

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South Africa

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Cape Town's feature race of the summer, the Grade 1 J & B Met (2000m), was held at Kenilworth with the Brett Crawford trained Futura winning with ease.