Who Remembers Alfie?

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An old Cape racing family enjoyed a sentimental moment at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Gwen Heyns leads in Alfred’s Girl (Ossie Noach) with Will Rix (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

The late Alfie Heyns was a legend on Cape racecourses for decades and his wife Gwen was on hand to lead in Horse Chestnut’s daughter Alfred’s Girl, who was one of the last two horses Alfie owned and bred.

Trained by Harold Crawford, the aptly named Alfred’s Girl got it right in the famous black and white silks at her 19th try under Ossie Noach.

Harold’s son-in-law and co-owner Will Rix was there with Gwen to lead the 4yo in.

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