The Port Elizabeth trainers are ready to race! It is business as usual, within the national regulations, at the Fairview stables.
Henk Steenkamp writes that the PE trainers hope that they will be the first to race when the national lockdown comes to an end.
“If we do race we want to be ready,” Jacques Strydom said. He will be defending his title with the mare Onesie in die Glenlair Trophy if racing does resume on 17 April.
Gavin Smith was in great form before the lockdown and reported on Facebook that everything is still on track at the yard.
“All is well with regards to Covid-19 and the stable. Training is going as normal, the staff are all equipped with masks and wash their hands regularly they have been very good at sanitizing and disinfecting their hands and all are determined to stop the virus from spreading.
“The horses are all very happy and in full training.They will be ready to rear off as soon as the racing starts up again.
“Thank you to Phumelela for installing extra taps around the yard for the staff to wash their hands and for giving us posters to put up to help them understand the severity and what precautions to take to prevent this virus from spreading.”
Duncan McKenzie is also happy that his horses are getting their work in.
“The grooms are doing their part and the horses are well looked after. Hopefully we can race on the 17th.”