In what will be confusion for many punters, the horse Shepherds Purse, who was declared a non-runner by the Stipes in the seventh race at Kenilworth on Wednesday, was not incorporated into the official jackpot dividend.
Sheperds Purse (9) was apparently declared a non-runner on review of the start, and as the race was won by the tote favourite Winter Prince (7), punters who had the 9 horse, should also have received a dividend.
The official jackpot numbers originally declared officially per saftote are: 9 x 3 x 1,2 x 7 – this combination paid R447-80.
This dividend would have reduced by close to half had the 9 been included.
A Kenilworth Racing spokesperson confirmed telephonically to the Sporting Post that all procedures were followed by the racing operator and that the Clerk Of Scales had been notified accordingly.