South Africa

Cape season starts in style

2013-11-26 13:00
Captain America (Supplied)

Cape Town - Another spectacular day was held in Cape Town as the inaugural R2 million Lanzerac Ready to Run Stakes presented by Cape Thoroughbred Sales (CTS) bolstered the Western Cape’s horse racing season at Kenilworth Racecourse.

This prestigious event, which is the only and richest Ready To Run Sales Race in the Western Cape, has officially been crowned with a solid place on the South African racing calendar for years to come.

“Some of the country’s top thoroughbreds, purchased at the 2012 CTS Ready To Run Sale, clashed it out on the field in the main race,” says Michael Varney, National Marketing Manager of Phumelela Gaming & Leisure. Guests and punters were in on the action and excitement of the day while witnessing some of the most promising two year olds of the 2012/2013 Cape Season. In a very close finish, Captain America beat favourite Red Ray by half a stride, followed by Davyana in third place.

The event attracted a fine crowd including top celebrities, Nandi Mngoma, Siv Ngesi, Lee-Anne Summers, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Katlego Maboe and Cindy Nel donning their finest. Exclusive guests were treated to a day of equestrian excellence, sophistication, fine food and Lanzerac wines.

“This day was a great representation of the beautiful country we live in,” says Siv Ngesi, South African actor and comedian. “The eclectic mix of people, fine Lanzerac wines and exhilaration on the day was the perfect way to welcome the summer season in Cape Town - this is definitely an event to attend next year.”

To find out more about the Lanzerac Ready To Run Stakes presented by CTS, check out www.lanzeracreadytorun.co.za.


Captain America pips Red Rey to the post (Supplied)

The winning connections, including jockey Glen Hatt and owner Lance Sherell (Supplied)

Celebs in attendence included Siv Ngesi and Katlego Maboe (Supplied)


Read more on:    cape town  |  horseracing

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.