There is more than one reason to be on course at Kenilworth today and one of the main attractions for owners is that feature race sponsor Choice Carriers will be giving away a travel voucher to the value of R10 000 for horse transportation nationwide.
In order to encourage table bookings in the Somerset Room, it is a prerequisite for the voucher prize qualification that owners fill in an entry form and book in the Somerset Room.
However, other racing fans can also enjoy the Somerset Room package on the day. There will be a wine-tasting opportunity upon arrival and in keeping with the theme of the venue, “Colourful Cocktails”, cocktails will be served at the bar. A buffet lunch will also be served.
The day’s sponsor, Peter Choice, from Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, toured South Africa in 1993 when playing in the first International Polocrosse test series since isolation. He returned in 1994 after being invited to coach the SA Polocrosse team.
In Australia he worked for a veterinary pathologist, in the parasitology dept and also trained to become a farrier during this time. He was involved in pony clubs and many other horse sporting activities, including training racehorses part time, and he sent out Doomben to win a Gr1 in 1986. He also backed young horses and pre-trained for top trainers of the like of Brian Mayfield-Smith & Tommy Smith. He then began transporting horses on a small scale.
Upon arriving in SA, he coached the SA Polocrosse team, but his main occupation was as a farrier. He began transporting horses in SA in 1996 with a 5-berth truck. In 2000, he traded in the 5-berth for a8-berth & purchased a Volvo truck & a 14-berth trailer.
From there he progressed and today operates 8 Trucks, 11 Trailers and a couple of Raiders and Horseboxes. Most importantly he has an excellent name in the industry.
See you at Kenilworth!