4Racing Declares The Championships Day 3 A Success

R4.33 million World Sports Betting Derby Day delivers

The R4.33 million World Sports Betting Derby Day delivered its fair share of entertainment and thrills, as the Triple Series of The World Sports Betting Championships’ at Turffontein  finished on an exciting high.

4Racing’s Colin Gordon, WSB’s Steve Karam, CEO Fundi Sithebe and WSB’s Warrick Govender enjoy the big day (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

In a media release, 4Racing report that Trip of Fortune was the winner of the R1 million Grade 1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes, brilliantly led home by Aldo Domeyer for trainer Candice Robinson-Bass.

Son of Raj, ridden to victory by Keagan De Melo for trainer Weiho Marwing was the big winner of the R1.5 million WSB Derby on the day in the highlight of the day’s racing.

And in the very special R750 000 Wilgerbosdrift Bridget Oppenheimer Oaks, it was a classy win for None Other, who was expertly guided home by Richard Fourie for trainer Michael Nicholas Houdalakis in a fitting tribute to the much-loved first lady of horseracing

The WSB Triple Crown Series and Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara series was ultra-competitive this year and WSB Derby Day proved to be even more so in the final leg of the Series at the Big T.

April Fool’s Day on the course was a fun-filled family day with good value for punters with five top Graded races and plenty of entertainment for kids on a memorable day out on the course.

“World Sports Betting Derby Day provided plenty of entertainment for all ages at Turffontein! Congratulations to all the winning runners’ connections and a big thank you to World Sports Betting for sponsoring Derby Day as one of the highlights of The World Sports Betting Championships season’s festivities. All the spectators who watched the action live on the course, from punters to children having fun in the play areas enjoyed themselves fully and that’s our goal as we look to ensure a day at the races is an exciting and fun day for all,” said Fundi Sithebe, CEO of 4Racing.

Race lovers all around the country got to watch the action live on Racing 240, SABC Sport, SuperSport Variety 3 and on SABC 3 on the day.

  • Media release by 4Racing on Saturday 1 April 2023

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