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Turffontein Gets Extra Meeting

Sunday starts at 15h00

With three South African race meetings abandoned this week due to inclement weather, and more rain forecast for Johannesburg on Saturday, Phumelela has opted to move Saturday’s Turffontein racemeeting to Sunday, starting at 3pm.

Rob Scott (photo: supplied)

Rob Scott (photo: supplied)

“Unfortunately, the weather is not something we can control,” said Rob Scott, Betting Executive at Phumelela.

“We can, however, control our racing schedule, and we have therefore made the change in an attempt to ensure that the Turffontein meeting goes ahead.

“By rescheduling it to a twilight meeting on Sunday 17 February, we are giving the Turffontein track as much time as possibly to dry out sufficiently to ensure that racing takes place on a safe surface.

“It also gives trainers, jockeys, the racing public and other stakeholders ample time to plan”

An additional race meeting is now also scheduled for Wednesday, 20 February, at Turffontein.

Racegoers should also note that there is a Carryover of around R28,000 on the Quartet on the last race at Sunday’s Turffontein meeting. The estimated pool is R400,000.


Other carryovers include:

Kenilworth, Saturday 16 February, Pick 6 carryover of R350,000, with an estimated pool of R2 million;

Scottsville, Sunday 17 February, Pick Six carryover of R200,000 with an estimate pool of R1.7 million.

Turffontein, Wednesday 20 February, Pick 6 carryover of R100,000 with an estimated pool of R1.5 million.

Revised racetimes:

Race 1:15h00

Race 2:15h30

Race 3:16h00

Race 4:16h35

Race 5:17h10

Race 6:17h40

Race 7:18h10

Race 8:18h40

Race 9:19h10

Race 10:19h40

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2 comments on “Turffontein Gets Extra Meeting

  1. Ian Jayes says:

    One’s mind goes back to the days when certain horses were referred to as “mudlarks” because of their effectiveness in wet conditions. My late father-in-law Jack Sparks had a horse called Seaforth that one nearly all his races in the wet. I remember people commenting that the horse Flood was well named as he was excellent in the wet. If racing was run then as it is run today, those horses would never have had an opportunity to race and win. By the same token, if the UK had to follow us, they would hardly ever race. The irony is that while I have seen many horses fall on hard or good going in South Africa, I never saw them fall in the wet.

  2. Pops says:

    Mr. Jayes the reason why we raced in wet conditions in days gone by was because there were only two meetings a week and not seven.plus.
    And slickers and 3/4 trench coats were fashionable and school fees had to be paid.

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