The Cape stars came out tops in the interprovincial needle stakes following last weekend’s Greyville thriller and the power game now moves to Clairwood this Saturday for the next round. The R1 million Gr1 Gold Challenge is a high quality mile contest and trainer Geoff Woodruff will be keen to exact revenge after a rough ride.
Eighteen of South Africa’s finest line up at the Kenilworth 2000m start in Saturday’s R 2,5 million J&B Gr1 Met in what promises to be a humdinger of a race. It is an open contest but L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate winner Capetown Noir looks set to finally slay the stamina ghost that has lurked in the shadows throughout his career.
With 21 less yearlings sold at the same sale last year, the aggregate on Sunday was up from R26 015 000 in 2023 to R27 085 000, with the average tag stepping up 20% to R206 756, and the median jumping 38% to R180 000