Racing Stars: Clyde Basel Wins The Week

Let's hope we race on Monday

The Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge Racing Stars competition took an unexpected turn on Sunday when the scheduled Hollywoodbets Kenilworth triple feature racemeeting was postponed to Monday.

This means that,  in terms of the rules, the Racing Stars Week 3 leaderboard per close on Saturday was utilised to determine that Weighted To Win’s Clyde Basel would be awarded the R2500 cash as the Week 3 points leader, while Cape tipping heavyweight Grant Knowles selected the most winners in Week 3 and thus banks R500.

Happy winner Clyde Basel, seen with Cape Racing boss Greg Bortz and Darryl Maree at the TBA Sales Complex on Saturday

With more rain forecast, Cape Racing decided to reschedule the Sunday race meeting to Monday. A further track inspection will be conducted tomorrow morning to determine the feasibility of racing.

“We regret to inform our patrons that we have had to postpone the racing scheduled for Sunday,” said Justin Vermaak, Cape Racing: Executive Racing and Bloodstock. “The safety of our horses and jockeys is of utmost importance, and we cannot compromise on that. We understand that this decision will be disappointing for many of our patrons, and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. We hope to see everyone on Monday for a great day of racing.”

Justin Vermaak – ‘safety first’

Cape Racing has assured the public that they are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of the horses and jockeys, as well as to provide an excellent racing experience for all patrons of Hollywoodbets Kenilworth.

Updates regarding Monday’s racing schedule will be communicated through the official website and social media channels.

The weather outlook does not look positive and the Sporting Post learns reliably that contingency plans are being investigated for a slot on Sunday 30 April, should Monday come up unraceable.

See all the Racing Stars leaderboards here

The Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge Racing Starts is a fun competition hosted within the Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge platform for South Africa’s racing presenters, personalities, commentators and journalists pits the faces and voices of racing against each other, competing on every South African race meeting, covering KZN, Western Cape, Gauteng, and Eastern Cape.

Gary Lemke is the leading multiple winner (4) so far, while Rouvaun Smit is the overall leader for the month per close on Saturday 22 April.

The next Hollywoodbets Punters’ Challenge is set for Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Monday. Off-time of the first is 12h30. Let’s hold thumbs we race!

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