275 Entries For World Sports Betting Met Day

Save the date - Saturday 27 January 2024

The countdown to the World Sports Betting Cape Town Met raceday, a World Pool event, to be held at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on 27 January, continued on Friday with 275 entries on the table.

While 11 races were programmed, there is the addition of a R175 000 1200m Class 2 reserve event, which has attracted 18 entries.

Flashback to the 2023 World Sports Betting Cape Town Met (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

World Pool is an exciting version of international commingling, combining the finest racing from around the globe with the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s betting operation, which boasts the deepest and most liquid pari-mutuel pools on the planet.

The 162nd renewal of the R2 million World Sports Betting Cape Town Met sees 27 entries still in the running for one of 20 berths in the 2000m gallop into the turf history books.

Current chart-toppers are the L’Ormarins King’s Plate 1-2 Charles Dickens and KZN champion, See It Again.

Supporting Grade 1 features on the day are the R1,5 million World Pool Cape Flying Championship (24 entries), where dual Gr1 winner Isivunguvungu bumps recent conqueror Thunderstruck, and the R1 million City Of Cape Town Majorca Stakes (16 entries), where recent dual Gr1 winning 3yo Beach Bomb could take on the likes of SA Horse Of The Year, Princess Calla, and the likes of the top-notch Make It Snappy and Mrs Geriatrix.

The R7,5 million Cape Racing Gold Rush, restricted to graduates of the 2022 CTS Cape Yearling Sale, has attracted 24 entries and is the second staging of this event, modelled on The Everest in Australia.

According to the Cape Racing Sales website, fourteen of the sixteen prospector buy-in tickets have been taken up at a buy–in of R400 000.

The prospectors:

  • 01 WORLD SPORTS BETTING
  • 02 RIDGEMONT
  • 03 BASS RACING
  • 04 KLAWERVLEI STUD
  • 05 RIKESH SEWGOOLAM
  • 06 JAYSON MURUGASA
  • 07 DAVID ABERY
  • 08 I L RACING (IAN LEVITAN)
  • 09 MANO PANDARAM
  • 10 LAURENCE WERNARS
  • 11 HOLLYWOODBETS SYNDICATE
  • 12 PLAYGATE SA
  • 13 ARUN CHADHA
  • 14 NICK JONSSON

Click here for the big day entries.

  • Declarations are due by Wednesday 17 January at 10h00.
  • Equipment changes will close Thursday 25 January at 14h00.
  • Reserve runners will be scratched on Thursday 25 January at 14h00.

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