Double Grand Slam – Record Falls!

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Double Grand Slam and Richard Fourie breaking records at Hollywoodbets Greyville (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

The Vercingetorix filly Double Grand Slam broke the SA Champions Season ice for the Snaith team when winning the Gr3 Umzimkhulu Stakes at the end of March, when she was also Richard Fourie’s first winner this season for his former boss.

On Saturday she galloped into the history books again, as she carried the SA Champion elect to a recordsetting 335 winners.

Starting a 5-10 favourite over her preferred 1400m trip, Double Grand Slam erupted through late amid cheers from the crowd as Fourie raised the bar in a record that looks set to last for a very long time.

Highveld raider Bavarian Beauty set the pace stalked by Humdinger and Gimme A Shot, as Double Grand Slam loped along in midfield.

In the run for home Fourie got to work, and Double Grand Slam lengthen impressively as Piere Strydom worked at Humdinger (11-2).

But none had any answers as the Snaith sophomore stamped her authority, a delighted Fourie saluting at the wire to register 84,33 secs and hold her advantage by 1,20 lengths.

The pacesetter Bavarian Beauty (25-2) held on for third a further 1,40 lengths back.Win Time: 84.33

A R1 million National Yearling Sale purchase, Double Grand Slam is raced by Dave Maclean, Suzette Viljoen and Gary Player, and was bred by Varsfontein. She is by Vercingetorix (Silvano) out of the two-time winning Captain Al mare Princess Peach.

Double Grand Slam has won 5 races with 4 p[laces from 11 starts for stakes of R1 008 263.

Read more about the record-breaker Richard Fourie.

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