‘Braai & Gallop’ – Here’s A Weekend Winner!

Saturday should be great fun!

Champion Charles Dicken’s full-brother Somerset Maugham bids to defend his title when ten runners line up in a high-class renewal of the R200 000 Hollywoodbets Listed Settlers Trophy at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on the much anticipated ‘Braai & Gallop’ raceday on Saturday 23 September.

The finish to the 2022 Hollywoodbets Listed Settlers Trophy (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

A five-time winning son of champion sire Trippi, the 6yo Somerset Maugham is one of three runners from the yard of SA champion trainer Justin Snaith, and will be looking to assert his claims again after a dramatic victory over Han Solo in the boardroom last year.

The Hollywoodbets Settlers Trophy is the headline event on a nine-race card that gets underway at 12h10, and marks the third racemeeting of the 2023 Hollywoodbets Spring Country series.

Race-7 (Turf) R200 000 2000m 15:30 Ref-86
1st R118750, 2nd R38000, 3rd R19000, 4th R9500, 5th R4750, RCIS R10000
WFA: 3yrs-9.5kgs 4yrs-1kgs
No Apprentice / Female Sex Allowance
1 1 Triple Time 57 102 A Grant van Niekerk Justin Snaith
2 2 Love Is A Rose 55.5 99 A Craig Zackey Greg Ennion
3 3 Master Redoute 58 102 TBA Corne Orffer Andre Nel
4 4 Flower Of Saigon 57.5 101 A Raymond Danielson Glen Kotzen
5 5 Baratheon 57 100 A Gareth Wright Piet Botha
6 6 My Bestie 53 91 A Oswald Noach Glen Kotzen
7 7 The Futurist 55.5 97 Ae Kabelo Matsunyane Brett Crawford
8 8 Senso Unico 60 106 A Bernard Fayd’Herbe Vaughan Marshall
9 9 Future Swing 53 94 A Muzi Yeni Justin Snaith
10 10 Somerset Maugham 58 102 A Juan Paul v’d Merwe Justin Snaith
Same Trainer
(1,9,10) (4,6)

Gates open at 11h00.

Racing fans are set to mingle with festive families and fabulous foodies in what will be a richly South African, action-packed day in celebration of Heritage Day.

‘Braai & Gallop’ is the perfect family celebration of our South African heritage, and Saturday’s fun day out sees the best braai-masters in the Cape test their recipes and skills in a potjiekos competition of Grade 1 proportions!

The potjiekos contestants will be going head-to-head on the lush lawns of the rustic racecourse, against the background of thundering hooves on the track, as local culinary wizards transform the traditional South African dish into a masterpiece of epic proportions, bidding to win their share of R25 000.

A panel of esteemed judges will crown the next Hollywoodbets Settlers Trophy Potjiekos Champion on a day which will be a feast for all the senses, with top local entertainment acts treating visitors to a variety of music, engaging activations, and entertainment for all.

For the young set, there will be a dedicated fun zone with everything from jumping-castles to face painting, fun and games, and plenty more.

The range of thoroughbred indulgences include locally crafted beer, Western Cape wines, and gins to quench your thirst.

Food stalls will offer a culinary adventure, from mouth-watering braais to nostalgic South African delicacies.

Make it a highlight of your long weekend and let’s toast our vibrant heritage, where every note, every flavour, and every majestic winner gallops to the rhythm of the rainbow nation’s heart.

Visit www.caperacing.co.za for all more info or follow us on social media for updates.

Tickets cost R25 for adults; kids under 18 enter free; tickets available at Webtickets: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1534475899.

To enter the Potjiekos competition, fill in the form at the link below to secure your spot: https://form.jotform.com/Cape_Racing/SettlersTrophyPotjiekosSign-Up.

Entries are limited to 15 teams of four. Participants must be over 18.


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