Sparkling Water Can Provide De Kock With Tenth Summer Cup
Saturday’s big race at Turffontein looks as if it will be a one-sided battle for the former champion trainer as three of his horses head the betting
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Trainer Comments For Betway Summer Cup
Summer Cup: Everything You Need To Know About Every Horse
Runs: 19 Wins: 6 Places: 8 Earnings: R463,562
James Hopes For A Super Summer Cup Upset
For those who fancy Super Silvano, 50-1 is available and if he runs in the first four he certainly will add value to the carryover Quartet pool which is likely to reach R2 million.
Ladies Race Invitee Appeals For Travel Costs Donation
Sam Ryan, partner of KZN jockey Eric Ngwane who is workriding in the UK for Ralph Beckett, is earning a living abroad but does not earn enough to pay for a return flight to the Okapi Ladies International Race on January 7, 2023, on L’Ormarins Queens Plate day in Cape Town.
My name is Sam.
I have been invited to ride in the Oh Susanna Ladies International Race on the 7th of January 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa.This race is being held on one of South Africa’s most prestigious race days – the L’Ormarins King’s Plate Day (previously known as the L’Ormarins Queens Plate) I relocated from South Africa to the UK in December 2021, I now currently work as a full time exercise rider at Ralph Beckett, where previously in South Africa I was assistant to trainers Garth Puller and Lezeanne Forbes. I need help to pay for a return flight from London to Cape Town, as most things are expensive these days, flights are even more expensive right after the festive season as everybody it trying to return home. This race is ever so special as ladies have been presented with the opportunity to ride in an all ladies race for the first time in a very long time in South Africa. It would be fantastic to be part of history, as I believe this race is capable of bringing more opportunity and diversity to South African horse racing. Please help me take part as riding in this race would allow me to embrace how special it is for ladies of all ages to be recognised in the South African Racing industry.
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Fourie/Greeff Double, Mxothwa Double
Richard Fourie rode a double for Allan Greeff on the Fairview poly today and Louis Mxothwa also rode a double.
Fourie now moves into second place on the national jockeys log on his own.
He has had 67 wins this season at a strike rate of 19.88% and is 36 wins behind the leader Keagan de Melo.
Mxothwa has had 49 wins at 18.56%.
Allan Greeff has had 37 wins at 11.94% and is 6 wins behind Gavin Smith in the East Cape trainers championship.
When was the first Summer Cup run?
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Tomorrow’s Betway Summer Cup is nearly as old as Johannesburg and it’s fitting the race is run at a venue that overlooks the city’s landmark mine dumps.
These dumps form an integral part of the history of the Summer Cup. Well into the 1880s news about the discovery of gold on the Witwatersrand resulted in an influx of people desperately seeking fortune. They came from all walks of life in coaches and ox wagons, as well as on foot and horseback.
Johannesburg was then a bleak region dotted with the occasional marsh, but what those who settled had in common was that they were prepared to gamble their lives on the chance of making a quick fortune.
The first horseracing in Joburg took place in December 1886 and the inaugural Summer Cup was run the following year as the Johannesburg Handicap. The race was won by outsider Haco, a five-year-old trained by Mr Du Plessis and ridden by J Bundy. Second, the 13-8 favourite, finished fourth.
No one could have imagined that from its humble beginning the Summer Cup would become one of SA’s most famous racing events. In its heyday the Summer Cup was the highlight of the Johannesburg feature-race season and one of the city’s social events of the year.
But after Cape challenger King’s Guard’s victory in 1971, the name of the race was changed to accommodate a sponsor. As the years rolled by further changes to the name, conditions and date diminished the event’s glitter and it eventually became the Champion Stakes, run in April. In 1999 horseracing and tote betting company Phumelela reintroduced the Summer Cup to the racing calendar in its traditional format and the event is now firmly established as one of the “Big 4” on the country’s racing calendar.
Many famous horses have won down the years and they include Pamphlet (1917), Lenin (1940), Cuff Link (1963), Caradoc (1966) and Home Guard (1970).
One horse who really grabbed attention was Java, trained by Jack Butler. He pulled off a remarkable Summer Cup hat-trick from 1956 as a four-year-old before going on to claim the honours again the following two years.
Elevation was to repeat those exploits almost 20 years later. Trained by the inimitable George Azzie, the chestnut landed his first victory in 1972, when the race was run as the Holiday Inns for the first time. He went on to score again in 1973 before completing a fantastic hat-trick under a big weight in 1974.
Trainer Mike de Kock has won the race a record nine times with six of those victories coming since the race’s reintroduction. – TAB News.