Western Province Racing and Avontuur Estate hosted the R750 000 Gr 1
2012 Fillies Guineas Barrier draw at the winery and thoroughbred stud
farm yesterday with a crowd of more than a hundred owners, trainers,
representatives from 8 different nationalities, media and jockeys
attending the glamorous event.
With some of South Africa’s top fillies in the running, the draw was crucial for the final field as good draws would ensure that horses from all over South Africa would participate in the event on Saturday, 8 December at Kenilworth, adding to the excitement and value of the race.
Good draw results yesterday, now guarantees South Africa’s best competing against each other in a very exciting race with runners upcountry being prepared for this first serious race day of the summer season in the Cape.
Horses to watch out for is All is Secret from the Western Cape, Rumya, Festival of Fire and Amber Orchid from Gauteng as well as other great athletes from the Justin Snaith, Glen Kotzen and Joey Ramsden stables, all based in the Cape.
The “Inter-Continental Village” concept, which is a first for Cape Town, will benefit chosen charities and add a market feel to the day. The participating countries are Lebanon, Italy, Greece, India, Thailand, Greece, Portugal, Turkey and South Africa, each of which will have a marquee featuring their national dishes for sale as well as arts, crafts, music and dance celebrating their origins.
In addition free kiddies entertainment, a beer garden with imported beers and Avontuur wine for tasting and for sale, and mingling with the who’s who of South African racing, should make it a day to remember.
Access to the race course is free, there is ample parking and the event is incredibly family friendly. We look forward to seeing you there.
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