Following a media release on Friday and after further consultation with Eastern Cape racing stakeholders, 4Racing has agreed that whilst the fixtures, feature race stakes and total stakes pot for the region remain unchanged, minor race stakes will be paid at the same consistent level all year round, as opposed to an in and out of season basis.
Piere Strydom guides True Master to a smooth East Cape Derby winThe main reason for this change is the fact that the Eastern Cape will remain a secondary racing centre – providing a much needed outlet for slightly weaker horses.
As such, the national roadshow applicable to the three major regions, whereby the best horses will be encouraged to follow the seasonal feature races and stakes, will not apply to the Eastern Cape.
The 40 annual feature races (made up of Listed and Non Black Type races) in the region will take place all year round.
Eastern Cape Racing will effectively still have two ‘mini feature race seasons’ – one from February to May, culminating in East Cape Derby day – and the other from August to October, culminating in Algoa Cup day.
Please see the schedule below of these minor race stakes levels in the Eastern Cape region.
|2022 MINOR RACE STAKES|
|Race Type||All Year Round|
|A Div||R90 000|
|B Div||R85 000|
|C Div||R80 000|
|D Div||R67 000|
|E Div||R63 000|
|Progress (Incl Special)||R80 000|
|Maiden Juvenile||R65 000|
- Media release by 4Racing on Monday 22 November 2021