There will be 20 maidens lining up for the R1-million Monaco Maiden Sprint over 1160m at Turffontein on Saturday 16 November.
What is interesting is that no trainer is allowed to have more than one runner in the race – the same rule applying to the three reserve runners. In that way it gives smaller stables the chance to get a runner into the richest maiden race in the country.
The race was first run in 2012 and was sponsored by HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco with the whole concept of giving the underdogs an equal footing against the big trainers.
“Since then, the race has been funded by trainers and owners through the nomination fee, as well as sponsors organised by Larry Wainstein (CEO of the Racing Association) and myself,” said Mike Wittstock, father of Princess Charlene, at Wednesday’s draw.
There were 64 entries for the race and 62 of them were still in at the declaration stage. However, once a trainer had a horse in the race, he or she was not allowed a second runner.
The first 20 names drawn got into the field directly with the final three being the reserve runners in the order they were drawn.
1st R500000, 2nd R175000, 3rd R100000, 4th R75000, 5th R50000, 6th R30000, 7th R25000, 8th R20000, 9th R15000, 10th R10000
MONACO MILLION MAIDEN SPRINT
For all Maidens
|1||23||Battleoftrafalgar||59||98||A||C Murray||Mike de Kock|
|2||2||Doublethink||59||87||BA||*D Schwarz||Paul Matchett|
|3||1||Golden Duke||59||76||A||W Kennedy||Paul Peter|
|4||18||Eppagilia||59||74||A||R Munger||Craig Mayhew|
|5||16||Latest Craze||59||74||TBA||*D R Lerena||Stephen Lerena|
|6||11||Ramkat||59||49||A||C Zackey||Corne Spies|
|7||19||Captain Hindsight||59||0||BA||M Yeni||Ashley Fortune|
|8||14||Elementary||59||0||A||W Agrella||Louis Goosen|
|9||3||James Peter||59||0||A||*L J Ferraris||Gavin van Zyl|
|10||9||Pluviophile||59||0||A||*P Mxoli -4.0||Candice Dawson|
|11||22||Sunset Gun||59||0||A||S Brown||Alistair Gordon|
|12||4||Tusker||59||0||AM||S Khumalo||Alec Laird|
|13||10||Aalsmeer||56.5||73||BA||M V’Rensburg||Geoff Woodruff|
|14||13||Duchess Of Windsor||56.5||0||A||G Lerena||J A Janse van Vuuren|
|15||15||Franklin||56.5||0||a||P Strydom||Grant Maroun|
|16||7||Golden Wand||56.5||0||T A||C Maujean||Stephen Moffatt|
|17||17||Hot Gossip||56.5||0||A||……………||David Nieuwenhuizen|
|18||8||Marmalade||56.5||0||A||S Moodley||Lezeanne Forbes|
|19||21||May Queen||56.5||0||A||C Storey||Heather E Adamson|
|20||12||Saving Grace||56.5||0||A||M Khan||Roy Magner|
|21||6||Paw Patrol||59||0||A||Reserve 1||M G Azzie/A A Azzie|
|22||5||Ever Fair||57.5||65||TCA||Reserve 2||Joe Soma|
|23||20||City Dancer||59||0||T A||Reserve 3||Fabian Habib|