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Mixed fortunes as the racing rollercoaster speeds along

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Joy and sorrow has swept through the racing industry in November.


17 Nov 2020
PREMIUM!
Mixed fortunes as the racing rollercoaster speeds along

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It was good news on the race-stakes front and better-than-expected results of the BloodStock SA’s Two-Year-Old (2YO) Sale, though the deaths of two well-liked personalities tempered the mood. • Operator Phumelela – still under business rescue – announced it would step in to keep stakes at current levels through February 2021 as the Racing Association’s (RA’s) 20% temporary, five-month cash boost comes to an end. • Kenilworth Racing – soon to be rebranded Cape Racing – was stepping into the breach to boost stakes for feature races in the upcoming summer season, as well as for lower-level competition. • The...

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