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Wrong Horse Turns Up At Fairview

Filly was backed from 12's to 2's

The National Horseracing Authority have opened an investigation into the circumstances that led to the incorrect horse being presented to race at Fairview on Friday.

The Sharon Kotzen-trained Trini’s Oratorio, who was carded to race in the Fairview opening event, a mixed 1200m polytrack maiden, could not be identified as Trini’s Oratorio and was thus withdrawn by the Stipendiary Stewards.

National Horseracing AuthorityThe 2yo daughter of Oratorio had one previous run for Kumaran Naidoo, where she had finished 15 lengths back at Scottsville.

Owned by Miss Trinisha Pillay, who also owns the now PE-based  three-time winner Trini’s Colateral amongst other horses, Trini’s Oratorio was backed from 12-1 into 2-1 for her second start on Friday. Apparently the connections travelled to Port Elizabeth from Durban to watch their runner.

The Sporting Post has learnt that Trini’s Oratorio was one of three horses that left KZN allegedly tagged with the wrong names.

The case will raise serious questions of possible bungling and a lack of care on the part of both trainers involved and the betting activity will also no doubt be closely scruitinized.

The NHA investigation is ongoing.



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7 comments on “Wrong Horse Turns Up At Fairview”

  1. Please,please what is the name of this horse if not Trini;s Oratorio? As it seems she can run some..
    Black book out and pen at the ready

    1. This message is for Karel

      Please can you find our and explain to the racing public/punter why the tote payouts differ from Will pays shown on tabonline e.g Bull valley was paying R8.80 for a win…. payout R4.40. Sunday Jackpot at Turffontein paying R22 044.60 payout R13 140.10????
      There is something seriously going on at the tote and this needs to come to a head!!

      1. Vivian, we have sent your query to Vee Moodley for a comment – but just an observation, the Turffontein jackpot final leg was won by the tote favourite and thus would have incorporated tickets from the scratched horse – 5.

  2. There have been ‘Ringers’ in horse racing throughout history. The authorities now microchip every horse, but if the person who verifies the identity of a horse before the race makes a “error”, then the “Mistaken Identity” could happen.
    If this is a genuine error, then there would not be any significant movement in the betting.

  3. i think the that all horseracing in SA should be checked from commitee members to all concerned, starting stall problems and many more defects, been in the game 40 odd yrs and now saying my say, who checks passports of horses and makes sure all in order ????

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