Gold Rush Favourite – Owners Reject Rumours

'Let's race' say top filly's owners

The owners of Highveld raider Bavarian Beauty, favourite for Saturday’s R7,5 million Cape Racing Gold Rush, have issued a media release to allay rumours doing the rounds on social media, that include a variety of rather sensational conspiracy theories.

The programmed curtain-raiser to the World Sports Betting Cape Town Met at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday is the second renewal of a non black-type race partly modelled on The Everest, staged at Royal Randwick, Australia.

The Gr1 winning Bavarian Beauty is a rare Cape runner for Turffontein trainer Tony Peter and will be ridden by Piere Strydom in the mile contest.

Bavarian Beauty – all set for a big run (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

In a media release issued on Monday evening, Playgate SA state that they have become aware of numerous rumours on social media in respect of Bavarian Beauty and her participation in the Gold Rush on Saturday.

We would like to put the record straight that comments regarding allegations of doping, weighing in and scratching at the start etc, are nothing more than completely baseless rumours.

Playgate SA have been in close contact with Cape Racing who have been very obliging, and we have total confidence in the operator and look forward to Bavarian Beauty taking her place with no untoward incidents.

She is on her way to the Cape and we look forward to participating on Saturday. And let’s allow the race to do the talking!

Statement ends.

  • The first race at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday is off at 11h55.
  • The Cape Racing Gold Rush is off at 16h00.
  • The World Sports Betting Cape Town Met is off at 16h45.

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