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Golden Ducat has the blood and the currency

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A 21-point rise in merit rating was the belated prize for three-year-old Golden Ducat following an eye-catching victory in the ARF Commemorative Cape Derby at Kenilworth on Saturday.


25 Feb 2020
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Golden Ducat has the blood and the currency

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Owners Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein picked up a R625,000 winning cheque, but the gelding’s lofty new MR of 110 might be of greater worth to the wealthy connections. The rating and a Grade 1 crown give Golden Ducat the capital to gain entrée into the elite contests of the coming KwaZulu-Natal winter season – the gates to racing’s heaven. The Vodacom Durban July – South Africa’s biggest race – has already been mentioned as a likely target for the strapping chestnut from Eric Sands’s Milnerton yard. The Cape Derby was the son of Philanthropist’s second career win – from five starts...

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