The progressive Solid Speed could go in again
Fitness will be key in the first major staying contest of the 2015 Champions Season. The R250 000 Gr3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup is a reliable pointer to the Gr1 ‘Cup Of Gold’ at the end of the season rainbow and all of the major yards are represented.
Scottsville’s festival of speed produced some sensational sprinting and several potential Equus Award candidates. Sarah Whitelaw dissects the results from a pedigree perspective.Entisaar
Saturday’s Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship winner surely confirmed herself as the leading contender for Equus honours for two-year-old filly with a workmanlike victory here.
The initial payout of R4,251.30 declared for Soccer GG on Saturday was incorrect because the carryover amount of R43,556 was inadvertently not included in the final net pool for purposes of calculating the dividend, although the correct total net pool of R166,849 was displayed.
The 2015 Breakfast With The Stars at Epsom Downs Racecourse had everything – with three of the first four in the betting for Britain’s premier Classic, the Investec Derby, exercising on the course, France’s top trainer Andre Fabre flying in by helicopter, Frankie Dettori and lots of news, comment and opinion.
Racing at the Vaal was interrupted after the running of the fifth race today following a track inspection.
Three horses were galloped this morning in front of an observer group that included NHA officials, representatives of Phumelela and trainers and jockeys.