Picture: Time Fo Orchids (Time Thief) is a scopey CPYS 2021 graduate and her owner Sean Tarry might receive an offer from a Gold Rush ticket holder (JC Photos).
If you have a top three-year-old graduate of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale of 2021 and do not hold a ticket into the CTS R7.5 million Gold Rush race over 1600m at Kenilworth in January you might want to contact a ticket holder and negotiate a deal.
The 16 ticketholders for the big race are:
Central Route Trading
Chris van Niekerk and Bernard Kantor
Suzette and Basie Viljoen
Ridgemont Highlands Stud
Pieter Graaff and Ken Truter
Maine Chance Farms
Bass Racing and Ian Longmore
The 16 prospectors can be contacted via the CTS Gold Rush Committee Chairman Jacques Chowles.
Jacque’s contact details:
Cell Phone: 079 459 3022
Email address: JChowles@cthbs.com
Depending on just how good your horse is, you might want to wait until the first CTS Gold Rush log is published because there are sure to be some prospectors banging on your door if you own one of the leading contenders.
The first log is expected out in the next few days.
The Gold Rush race works on the same basis as Australia’s The Everest, which is the richest horse race in the world.
The 16 runners for the race are respectively selected by the 16 “prospectors” who hold a Gold Rush ticket.
There is one entry per ticket.
However, some of the ticket holders might not have an eligible horse good enough to be a contender.
On the other hand there are some owners who do have an eligible horse good enough but do not have a ticket.
Those two parties are then allowed, under the rules of the event, to negotiate and get the latter horse into the race under a partnership agreement.
The details of the agreement must be divulged to the Gold Rush committee.