2011 Vodacom July – De Kock’s New Entries

2009 Vodacom July winner Big City Life – expected top weight

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If the official handicapper sticks to Merit Ratings, the weights for the big race will have Big City Life on top



Weights shall be framed by the handicapper in his sole discretion and without necessarily having regard for horses’ merit ratings, but subject to the following:

1. The weights to be carried shall not exceed 60kg and shall not be less than 52kg.

2. Minimum weight for 4-year-olds and older: Colts and Geldings 53kg Fillies and Mares 52kg

Maximum weight for 4-year and older at publication of weights: Colts and Geldings 60kg Fillies and Mares 59kg

3. Minimum weight for 3-year-olds: Colts and Geldings 53kg Fillies 52kg

Maximum weight for 3-year-olds at publication of weights: Colts and Geldings 57kg Fillies and Mares 56kg

4. No penalties shall be incurred after the publication of weights.

5. Notwithstanding 2 and 3 above, the handicapper will raise all weights proportionately to 60kg. should the top weight originally allotted be less than 60kg at final declaration.

Vodacom July LOG: Handicappers in consultation with the Company will publish a log of the entries. The log will reflect all the horses, in order of preference, as to the make-up of the final field at the time of publication. Factors used will include the horses current Merit Rating, its current racing form and competitiveness in the Graded and Listed stakes programme over the past year.

Entries: Entries, which must be accompanied by a non-refundable fee of R6840 for each horse entered, close at 11:00 on Wednesday, 13 April.

First Supp. Entries: Close 11:00 Tuesday, 10 May – R11 970 (R9 576 non-refundable)

Final Supp. Entries: Close 11:00 Monday, 6 June – R23 940 (R19 152 non-refundable)

Weights Published: Tuesday, 7 June

First Declaration: 11:00 Thursday, 9 June R13 680 (of which R4 788 is non-refundable).

Final Declaration: Final Declarations closes 11:00 Tuesday, 14 June R13 680 (Refunded if not selected to run).

Final Field And Draw: Announcement of the Final Field and Barrier Draws for the Field of 20 horses will take place on Wednesday, 15 June


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