Cape Racing Mourns A Soldier Of The Turf

An innovator, he lived for the game

A decades long stalwart of Cape Racing, both as an administrator and owner and breeder, Rodney Dunn has passed away peacefully at the age of 76 after a long illness.

Probably the last of the old-fashioned racing administrators, and a go-to man for just about anything and everything on and off course in the Cape, Rodney Dunn lived for Cape Racing and expended all of his waking hours to uplift the sport he loved.

Rodney Dunn – will be sadly missed

He filled various positions, including as a board member of the now defunct Western Province Owners and Trainers Association for over 30 years and worked tirelessly to promote the then Kenilworth Racing to owners from England, Ireland and Europe.

Rodney Dunn represented all that was great in Cape racing for decades.

An innovator and sentimental racing fan, he drove the promotion of the J&B Met through the popular Charity evenings and J&B Met Sweepstakes for over two decades, and also initiated the establishment of the Honours Boards and Grade 1 photo galleries, and the tribute to the ‘King Of Kenilworth’, Pocket Power, at the Southern Suburbs track we know as the new-look Hollywoodbets Kenilworth today.

Rodney is survived by his wife Joy, daughter Catherine, and sons Michael and Andrew, and their families.

Our condolences are extended to his family and friends.

A more detailed report to follow.

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