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Gr1 Finish – Here’s The Photo

Thekwini Stakes stretches Judges' eyesight

Saturday’s feature season finale at Hollywoodbets Greyville produced some grandstand finishes, one of which had a contentious outcome.

The Sporting Post was contacted by a handful of readers who expressed some unhappiness at the awarding of the fourth race, the Gr1 Thekwini Stakes, to Canadian Summer ahead of Rock The Fox.

Below is the photo that the judge saw.

The quality is not 100% in this particular image and Canadian Summer’s leg blurs the definition of Rock The Fox’s nose on the line. The latter is in the green and blue.

Eagle-eyed Commentator Craig Peters seemed unsure, but leant towards Rock The Fox.

You be the judge.

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9 comments on “Gr1 Finish – Here’s The Photo

  1. Imraan Bayat says:

    Canadian Summer by a whisker

  2. Peter Risko says:

    Should have been given as a dead heat at worst!

  3. George McDonald says:

    If that third white line in the photo is to separate third and fourth then someone’s ruler must need calibrating.
    Or or the finish line went crazy.


    The NOSE between the lines shows who won but what interests me about that photo is what significance has the other lone diagonal white line played there.

    Where did that line come from/ doing there ?

    Has the photograph been compromised ?

  5. Geoff Logan says:

    The double white line is definitely wider at the top of the photograph. Shouldn’t be.

  6. Donald Bradshaw says:

    The photofinish in the old days had ONE straight finish line , no painted in crooked finish lines as depicted here ?

  7. Frankie Zackey says:

    Frankie Zackey…After watching the replay 10 times plus I think the judge got it right… massive swing if Rock The Fox got up,, a massive difference in the P6 payout…. MR Ed do you know if any betting is available for the 2022/2023 Trainer’s and Jockey’s Title ? Well done to Hollywoodbets for a fantastic KZN season,,you guy’s really done racing proud,, and also massive well done for your 100th winner…Cheers

    1. Editor says:

      Checking Frankie – early days for betting on the titles!

  8. Wayne Fouche says:

    Great ride by Joe Gates. Must say I thought he got beat. Made a big difference to my day. Well done Joe and trainer Moore.

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