Cape Champions Season Gears Up
The Cape Summer of Champions racing season kicks off on Saturday at Kenilworth with the running of the first leg of the Triple Tiara, the Grade 1 WSB Fillies Guineas, as well as the Non-Black Type CTS Ready To Run Stakes, the Grade 2 Southern Cross Stakes and the Grade 2 Green Point Stakes.
Originally scheduled for 23 November, the R2.5 million CTS Ready To Run Stakes was postponed to Saturday due to a case of African Horse Sickness reported in the Nietgedacht area of Gauteng last month.
The case placed restrictions on horses travelling from Randjesfontein, thus impacting directly on trainers Sean Tarry and Mike de Kock’s logistics to get their horses to Cape Town.
The final fields for the four main races on Saturday have been declared, and the Green Point Stakes sees South Africa’s top-rated horses doing battle over 1600m – field below.