Cape Winter 3yo Series Name Changes

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1 week 1 day ago #789876 by naresh
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I see that the Cape Winter Series, formerly the Winter Guineas, Winter Classic and Winter Derby has it name changed to the following,

Winter Guineas to Variety Club Mile
Winter Classic to Legal Eagle Stakes
Winter Derby to Pocket Power Stakes

These races are still Grade 3 races. How does Legal Eagle gets a leg named after it but never contested or won any leg. I understand Pocket Power as he won the "The Triple Crown" and Variety Club the fist leg (Winter Guineas) and became a superstar.

African Night Sky (won all three legs) has been ignored so does Winter Solstice (Multiple Grade 1 winner). Even Sweet Virginia could have been thrown in, won the Winter Classic and Winter Derby. She is the dam of Do It Again and the well performed Horse Of Fortune.
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1 week 1 day ago #789878 by Dave Scott
Fair comment Naresh.

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1 week 1 day ago #789879 by mr hawaii

naresh wrote: I see that the Cape Winter Series, formerly the Winter Guineas, Winter Classic and Winter Derby has it name changed to the following,

Winter Guineas to Variety Club Mile
Winter Classic to Legal Eagle Stakes
Winter Derby to Pocket Power Stakes

These races are still Grade 3 races. How does Legal Eagle gets a leg named after it but never contested or won any leg. I understand Pocket Power as he won the "The Triple Crown" and Variety Club the fist leg (Winter Guineas) and became a superstar.

African Night Sky (won all three legs) has been ignored so does Winter Solstice (Multiple Grade 1 winner). Even Sweet Virginia could have been thrown in, won the Winter Classic and Winter Derby. She is the dam of Do It Again and the well performed Horse Of Fortune.


I hear the Comrades Marathon might name change to Caster Semenya Marathon - Things like this and the INSANE horse numbering in KZN show why Racing lost so many players - The incumbents are so out of touch with the betting public - They are loath to bestow honors on living human achievers of the sport (Mr Ferraris comes to mind - I know they' finally' gave him a race) but they name a race after a horse that is STILL RUNNING(albeit in PE)

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1 week 1 day ago #789880 by Shadley
Marinaresco only missed out on the Derby because he went on to run 2nd in the July. Would have been a good choice as well.
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1 week 1 day ago #789887 by Over the Air
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Honouring anything associated with Jooste shows how out of touch racing is with reality.

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1 week 1 day ago #789889 by PeeKay
Is there any sort of update on the Jooste saga?

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