THERE will be quite a bit to digest in the images below, but do take time to scan through them and read the details. We have a novelty here!
Racing. It’s A Rush has announced the inaugural Vaal Grand Heritage to replace the old Emerald Cup. The race will be run on 1 October 2016 over a novel 1475m on turf, contested by 28 runners and carry a stake of R750,000. Stakes will be paid down to the 15th runner past the post.
“We will take the middle rail out to use the wide turf track at the Vaal,” explained Clyde Basel of Phumelela Gaming & Leisure. “We are hoping that with the Consolation Race and two more supporting handicaps on the day we will be able to stage a Grand Jackpot featuring four fields of 28 runners!
“The Grand Heritage will replace the old Emerald Cup and Supreme Cup, it gives ordinary horses a chance to compete for bigger money and we are confident it will work and be popular. This idea came out of a recent workshop.”