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23 Left In Met

Bass-Robinson scratches longshot

Candice Bass-Robinson scratched her longshot Majestic Mozart from the Gr1 Cape Town Met on Wednesday 13 January at 07h41.

A capacity field of 20 can start in the local showpiece on 30 January.

There are 23 entries pending still, with final declarations due at 11h00 on 20 January 2021.

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5 comments on “23 Left In Met

  1. Smack bang in the middle of the Cape Summer Season see the card for tomorrow :-

    4- Merit Rated 96 Handicap
    15.35 1600m
    8 Runners

    5- Merit Rated 79 Handicap
    16.10 1600m
    11 Runners

    6- Merit Rated 78 Hcp (F&M)
    16.45 1200m
    11 Runners

    7- Merit Rated 90 Hcp (F&M)
    7 Runners

    8- Merit Rated 74 Hcp (F&M)
    12 Runners

    and three Maiden Plates which are essential to move forward and give owner’s a chance to earn at the next level.

    The biggest field on the day amounts to 15 runners – a maiden Plate

    83 runners, marvellous hey!

    Notwithstanding that, on Queens Plate Day, only 3 proper and/or recognized sprinters lined up for the first leg of the Pick6/Race 4.

    I do have sympathy with Jo ‘burg racing claiming that they are carrying Cape Racing, and that is by no way saying that Jo ‘Burg doesn’t need Cape racing
    Everybody needs everybody, that’s why Eastern Cape racing is a life-saver for those horses that haven’t “got it” to compete consistently in the another 3 regions.

  2. J Steward says:

    The guys who do the programming for Cape Town should think about these comments. We have the “best” horses in yet our program sucks. If your horses are rated 98 – 101 they have no races of 1600m so no chance of competing. The trainers also don’t say anything as its easy to blame the program and take the training fees.

  3. Donald Bradshaw says:

    William , the few numbers in those fields are as a direct result of the medium to small owners having departed the horse racing scene partly because of the weak economy and poor stakes but mainly due to disillusionment with an industry that gives them back very little for their outlays and costs of ownership.

    I personally know of a few owners , all of the them long in the sport , who have given up their colours.

    We are fast approaching having about ten to twenty big owners along with some bigger breeders racing their own horses !

  4. Indeed Donald, in fact, the situation about a few top owners has been reached already, hasn’t it ?

    Your feedback about lost owners is exactly what my years of communication shows, friends & entrepreneurs saying “enough is enough”.

    What annoys me most is that this dissatisfaction was prevalent in the 90’s but those still in the industry, in administrative positions/boards etc etc, have failed to unite & remodel the racing product.

    The most glaring example is the split-up of Gold Circle. Natal and Cape ‘big-cheeses’ letting personality clashes & provincialism get the better of them leading to boardroom/meeting hatred.

    But every week we have to hear how passionate they are about racing & the preservation thereof.

    Now look at Gold Circle & Kenilworth racing P & L… they couldn’t fund a Tupperware party.

    Stay healthy, Mr. Bradshaw.

    Well summarized, J Steward

  5. John says:

    It is evident that the standards of SA Racing has declined markedly in the last couple of years, especially regarding quality of horses and jockeys. In the past, on both QP and Met day, we were entertained with many top class horses competing( as from Race 1 on Met day ). Not so anymore. Clearly SA Racing is either badly managed, or poor stakes or both. As a business, decreasingly less viable for owners. The “absurd” results lately is also detremental to SA Racing. The feature races at Kenilworth nowadays seems to belong to the “outsiders”. Only yesterday the top 3 in the betting ran unplaced. Yip…unplaced in a field of 8 or 9. Turfontein and KZN results the same. On the bright side. At least one “sure thing” for the Met if Marcus retains the ride….Do It Again….finished well in the QP. But dont be surprised if the “wrong one” wins, OR the one thrown in at the “deep end”. 😂

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