South Africa

Legislate blazes a winning trail

2015-01-05 10:55
Legislate (Supplied)

Cape Town - Recently having broken the record for the fastest run mile in Kenilworth Racecourse history, 2014 Equus Champion, Legislate,and jockey Richard Fourie are expected to dazzle fans with a stellar performance at L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2015.

The highest rated horse in South Africa with a merit rating of 117, 4-year-old colt Legislate has taken on respected opponents, notably Louis the King, and remained unbeaten in 2014 with winning titles at the Gr. 1 Investec Cape Derby, the Gr. 2 KRA Guineas, the Gr. 1 Daily News 2000 and the Gr. 1 Vodacom Durban July.  

“Legislate is a major contender for both the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and J&B Met, especially after running the fastest mile in history when running the Green Point Stakes last month. His fast mile of 95.84 can be compared to Pocket Power’s fastest ever mile which was 97.16 – Legislate was 1.32 seconds faster which translates to two metres. We are very excited to see Legislate resume his rivalry against Summer Cup-winner and Johannesburg- favourite Louis the King, after having competed against him on two occasions – both of which Legislate won,” says Jonathan Snaith, Legislate’s trainer.

Anticipation runs high as these two promising horses, Legislate and Louis the King, are both gearing up to defend their respective reputations on the track, and take the R1 million purse which goes to the winner of the LQP race.

Accompanying LQP’s esteem as one of The Telegraph’s top five race days in the world, the winner of the LQP race will be heading to the Breeder’s Cup – the biggest annual race day held in the USA, also named top five race days worldwide– to enter its Mile Division and secure a position in the international horse racing fraternity.

The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate 2015 is set to be a thrilling day of horse racing as the day’s card will feature 12 races, with an internationally-sponsored race brought to the day’s line-up by England’s Goodwood Racecourse, as their Peninsula Stakes run for a second year.

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