Kenilworth Racing seizes control of its destiny

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Kenilworth Racing seizes control of its destiny

Jockey Grant van Niekerk celebrates after riding Oh Susanna to a win in the Sun Met at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. Picture: Crossing Live

Dramatic new plans to stop the decline in Western Cape racing were unveiled at a meeting at Kenilworth Racecourse on Monday night.

Proposals put to an open meeting of interested parties included: Developing Durbanville as Cape Town’s sole training centre and putting land at the existing Milnerton and Philippi facilities to other use. Using valuable parcels of land at Kenilworth, Durbanville, Milnerton and Philippi to generate annuity income and create alternative revenue streams to horse racing. Creating an operational management structure for Kenilworth Racing to control and run racing in Cape Town – taking over from Johannesburg-based Phumelela, which is in financial trouble. Developing a far-sighted business plan to ensure racing survives in Cape Town and in South Africa. Attracting back sponsors...

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