THE postponed Grade 3 Spring Spree Stakes has been moved in its entirety to the Turffontein meeting to be held this Saturday and the Non-Black Type Ladies Stakes, which was reopened for entries yesterday, will also be run on Saturday so Highveld racegoers can look forward to more races than usual this weekend.
Meanwhile, the first entries for the G-Bets Summer Cup will take place on September 25.
Both the Spring Spree Stakes and the Ladies Stakes fell victim to a leaking water pipe at Saturday’s meeting, which was called off after the running of the fourth race.
The main supply pipe which feeds the sprinklers was leaking and a section of ground at the 650m mark became waterlogged.
Such a problem is only known about when the water seeps to the surface.
However, the good news is there is no long-term damage and the Phumelela Racing Executive Clyde Basel said they could have raced the next day. However, a plan to continue the meeting on the Sunday had to be shelved after an attempt to fit it into the existing local and international schedule failed.
The racing could not be moved to the Standside track as the latter is being scarified in preparation for the Summer Cup, which will be run on December 1.
Photo: Chimichuri Run, Spring Spree Stakes.