Sweet Sanette denies Sacred Kingdom, the reigning Horse of the Year, a record-equalling 18th victory in the Gr3 Bauhinia Sprint Trophy over 1000m.
Yesterday’s Burger ran with a headline about local Mossel Bay golfer, Lee-anne Pace. Now I’m not detracting from golf – it is a fine and skillful sport – and obviously having a pretty young blonde ambassador is somewhat of a coup, but come on folks. The girl earned front page news attention for (admirably) being the highest earner on the Ladies European Tour this year by winning 5 out of the 25 events she took part in this year. For this honour she received a silver salver and EUR 20,000.
On the same weekend, a maverick South African contingent comprising a cheap, vertically challenged, crooked legged little horse, his bandy-legged trainer and their motley support crew took on the best in the world at the world’s richest race meeting
Rocket Man’s South African based owner Fred Crabbia was as proud as punch in the winner’s enclosure – proud of his charge.
“That was absolutely fantastic,” Crabbia said. “I flew in last night and I’m just overwhelmed with the racecourse and the welcome we’ve had as well as by the way Rocket Man performed. Yes, he’s the best horse I’ve ever had,”
Premier Bowl over 1200m success for Goldkeeper gelding