Toffa's Talk

Born and bred in the heart of Johannesburg, Chris “Toffa” Santos can be found at Turffontein racecourse more often than not. He is an ‘A’ student in the subject of South African racing form and has worked alongside some of South Africa’s most promising young jockeys as an agent. He describes himself as somewhat of a “sales junkie” and can be seen at any of South Africa’s premier sales with a catalogue in hand and a plan in his head. It’s a rare occasion that he leaves a sale without a purchase of some sort.

Ever since attending a Jockey’s International race meeting at Turffontein in his early teens with his father and uncle, this was always going to be his industry of choice. The infatuation started with the thundering sound of horses finishing past the grandstand and to this day it’s something that is savored every time he is on course.

Young, knowledgeable and energetic, his network of connections are second to none in the South African racing community.

Tarry Is The Key!

On first glance Tarry could have a Saturday to remember at Turffontein and it may be worth following the stable..
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It’s Time For Racing To Strike!

With all other sports being postponed or cancelled, there couldn’t be a better time for Horse Racing to play its hand. With most jurisdictions continuing with their race days behind closed doors and betting opportunities at an all-time low for the general punting public…
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The Great Divide

There are many that have been enjoying everything that the Cape racing season has to offer throughout the January period. The entertainment is non stop…
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When All Goes South

It’s that time of the year when the focus is fully on what’s happening down in the Cape and this weekend was no different as the Gr. 2 Green Point stakes took center stage on a card that did not lack quality!
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Tarry Turns Up The Summer Heat

For the last couple years it has been a case of find the Tarry horses on Summer Cup day and this past Saturday it was much the same.
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Cape Town Was A Blast

A week in Cape Town in the middle of November would seem like a dream holiday for many and although challenging and tiring as the week was, it is always good to strengthen those connections within the industry as well as create new ones.
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Welcome To Toffa’s Talk

When the call came through, I confess that I felt just as excited as most Liverpool supporters these days! I look forward to providing some weekly insights on the TSA website and hopefully provide some food for thought.
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