Sandringham Summit winning the Gr 2 Durban Golden Horseshoe (Picture: Candiese Lenferna).
Sandringham Connections Want Highveld Rains To Arrive
Whilst Cape Town has suffered extensive damage from the excessive rainfall, it is a different story on the Highveld where rain is needed.
Drakenstein Stud homebred Charles Dickens with Drakenstein owner Gaynor Rupert and Charle’s trainer Candice Bass-Robinson (Picture: Wayne Marks).
Charles Dickens Will Not Necessarily Run In The Met
Candice Bass-Robinson said a call to run Charles Dickens in the WSB Cape Town Met would only be made after the L’Ormarins King’s Plate.
Grand Providence and Hayley Turner in the familar Drakenstein colours (Picture: Sporting Life)
Gaynor Rupert-homebred Filly Out Of Same Jurisdiction Books A Cesarewitch Berth
The Andrew Balding-trained three-year-old Nathaniel filly Grand Providence, who is out of the South African-bred dual-Grade 1-winning mare Same Jurisdiction (Mambo In Seattle), won the Turners Cesarewitch Trial Handicap over two miles and two furlongs at Newmarket last Saturday under Hayley Turner and thus booked a berth in the famous Cesarewitch which takes place on October 14.
The progressive staying filly stayed on strongest of all on Saturday and is now 10/1 second favourite for the Cesarewitch.
Grand Providence was bred by Gaynor Rupert’s UK-based Cayton Park Stud Limited and runs for the stud too in the same colours as Drakenstein Stud’s familiar blue colours with a white square.
The Cesarewitch was inaugurated in 1839 in the same year as another big handicap, The Cambridgeshire, which is run in late September, and together they are known as the Autumn Double.
The Cesarewitch is run on the Newmarket Rowley mile over two miles and two furlongs and first prize is £103,080.
Grand Providence’s official rating increased two points from 85 to 87 after her win on Saturday, meaning she will carry a light weight of 7 stone 12 (50kg) in the Cesarewitch.
Climate Control is rated one to watch by the At The Races tipster (Picture: JC Photos).
Fairview Poly Friday Formguides And Selections
At The Races
1 12:50 PM – Betway Tote Rewards Club Maiden Plate (F & M)
Watch out for: HAT’S PRIDE (2)
The United States’ Nephew Fetches €500,000
The colt pictured above is by Wootton Bassett (Iffraaj) out of a full sister to the South African-based Galileo stallion The United States and he fetched €500,000 at the Goffs Orby Book 1 Sale this week.
Amanda Skiffington Buys Goffs Orby Sales Topper For €1,650,000
Racing Post (James Thomas)
‘I feel totally sick!’ – Saffron Beach sister steals the Goffs Orby show at €1,650,000
The €500,000 Mehmas colt turned a handsome profit for connections as he had been pinhooked through Peter and Ross Doyle at 240,000gns when offered by Rossenarra Stud last year.
Aus$20 Million Everest Field Is Taking Shape
The Everest Field 2023
Sydney’s Royal Randwick hosts the world’s richest race on turf on October 14 over 1200m. History will be made as twelve of the fastest horses compete for a slice of the Aus$20 million in prize money.
The Everest field is set at 12 runners, for three-year-olds and upwards, under weight-for-age conditions, each runner is represented by stakeholders who purchase ‘slots’ in the field for approximately $2.1 million over a three-year commitment ($799,000 per year).
The most accomplished sprinters in Australia are usually snatched up quickly, but standout performers in the spring can put their hand up for late selection.
Those positions are able to be traded, sold, and available for joint venture or lease prior to the entry date. Six emergency runners are determined by an independent panel and selected from the ‘Everest Consolation’ Sydney Stakes (1200m), run at the same meeting. In the event of a scratching, the slot holder has the power to then select any of the six emergencies.
The field for the race is declared once all slot holders have confirmed their runners which has to be done by Tuesday 10am on race week. The barrier draw is conducted on the Tuesday prior to raceday.
Trust Racenet as your premier source for the 2023 Everest field, including all critical information with daily horse racing news as it becomes known. For more in-depth information about each horse in The Everest field, check out the Racenet The Everest Horses page.
The Everest Field 2023 will be finalised on October 10th 2023.
The 2023 Everest Slot Holders
Once the entire final is confirmed many punters will get in early and place their bets. Before confirming your bet be sure to take a look at our The Everest Betting information so you can feel more confident in the horse you are backing!
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Yeni 50 Up And A Double
Muzi Yeni scored his 50th win of the season at the Vaal Straight course today (Thursday) and he went on to clinch a double
He goes to 51 wins for the season at a strike rate of 18.68% and is now 19 wins clear of second-placed Richard Fourie and 21 clear of Gavin Lerena, who had a blank today.
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