Happy Days And Hotrods

UCT Rag Race Day at Kenilworth

 

UCT RAG Race Day

Cheek Of It. The Students race for a R1000 cash prize

The students are back in town! The inaugural running of Saturday’s Magnum Mile at Kenilworth Racecourse took top billing on a popular UCT Rag Race Day.

UCT RAG Race Day

Studious. The UCT stars enjoy the day on track

The Rondebosch varsity students returned to Kenilworth for the first time in 12 years and the day raised funds for their charity arm, SHAWCO (Students’ Health and Welfare Centres Organisation). The theme of the day was ‘Great Gatsby Flair’ and just furlongs away from the centre stage, fillies of another kind vied for the Best Dressed Award in the fashion stakes. The charity element was equally important on the day, with the sponsors all contributing to SHAWCO, the student-run NGO based at UCT.

The Varsity Paddock hospitality hosted world-class acts such as Gangs of Ballet,

UCT RAG Race Day

Eyecatching. Not exactly Great Gatsby!

DJ Ready D and Dean Fuel creating a sensational atmosphere throughout the day. The day ended with a fun dash over 150m, where 35 student colts raced clad only in their undies.

UCT RAG Race Day

Let The Music Play. Live acts added to the merriment

The winner collected a prize of R1000 and it was a pity that recent jockey dash winner Aldo Domeyer and Tellytrack’s Grant Knowles were not in the final field to raise the competition levels. Maybe next year. (Pics courtesy of Hamish Niven Photography)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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