The National Horseracing Authority confirms, following its request to Mayfair Speculators, that Mr Markus Jooste was also requested to provide information pertaining to his current affairs and how they may impact on the various horseracing and related activities that he is involved in. 

Mr Jooste has subsequently relinquished his racing colours and resigned as a member of the National Horseracing Authority with immediate effect. The NHA has accepted Mr Jooste’s resignation as a member and cancelled his colours and privileges. 

The NHA is still carefully monitoring the situation with regards to Mayfair Speculators.


Given the current media speculation surrounding Mr Jooste and his recent resignation as the CEO of Steinhoff International Holdings NV, the National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa (NHA) has requested clarity and information from Mayfair Speculators, a company dealing with his horseracing interests.


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that the registered name of the bay filly MARTHA’S VINEYARD (sired by EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS), out of the mare ISLAND BABE (USA), bred by Rabbah Bloodstock Limited foaled on 3 April 2014 and trained by Mike De Kock, has been changed to that of FARAWAY ISLAND (IRE), with immediate effect.

Please be advised that this bay filly is carded to participate in Race 8 on Tuesday 5 December 2017 in the WWW.TABONLINE.CO.ZA FM 84 HANDICAP (F&M) at Turffontein Racecourse (Night).


The National Horseracing Authority confirms that it has received the Judgment in respect of a review which was lodged by Mr James Goodman, and heard in the High Court in Durban, on 10 February 2017. The review was lodged against the finding and penalty of an Inquiry which was finalised in Durban on 13 November 2015 where, Trainer Mr James Goodman was found guilty of a contravention of Rule 73.2.4 in that he was the Trainer of the horse ALDRIC from which a urine specimen was taken after it had participated in the 2nd race at Greyville Racecourse on 10 October 2014 and that such specimen disclosed upon analysis, the presence of Caffeine, a prohibited substance in terms of the rules of the NHA.


The National Horseracing Authority is proud to confirm that one of its race day employees, Mr Steven Kane, has recently been honoured by his peers at the South African Association of Professional Farriers Interprovincial Competition, held in Johannesburg.