SA Triple Tiara Won’t Be Won This Year

Gr1 Empress Club Stakes - 6 April thriller

There will be no SA Triple Crown or SA Triple Tiara champion in 2024.

While Sandringham Summit’s sensational defeat by Purple Pitcher in Saturday’s TAB SA Classic left his crown aspirations in tatters, Mike de Kock announced on Wednesday that his SA Fillies Classic star Gimme A Nother will not contest the tiara third leg.

The Wilgerbosdrift Gr2 SA Oaks is the SA Triple Tiara third leg and is RUN over 2450m. A facile winner of the first two legs, Gimme A Nother has other plans.

A delighted Mary Slack with De Kock team members Vengi Masawi (back to camera) and Johnny Geroudis after Gimme A Nother’s sensational win (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

De Kock announced on his website on Wednesday that, following discussions with Jessica and Steven Jell, owners of the unbeaten Gimme A Nother, that the filly will be aimed at the all ages Gr1 Empress Club Stakes on 6 April, Derby Day at Turffontein.

The multiple champion  also advised that Saturday’s SA Fillies Classic runner-up, Silver Sanctuary, will be prepared for the Gr 2 SA Oaks, while Champagne Cocktail will be rested on the farm and won’t run on Derby day.

Entries for the Derby day features close at 11h00 on Monday 18 March.

Weights will be published on the same day, while supplementary entries close at 09h00 on Monday 25 March.

Declarations are due by 11h00 on Wednesday 27 March.

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