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Owner of the Week

Jaime and Mariza Vilela are our Owners of the Week

RA Members Jaime and Mariza were selected as the RA Owners of the Week after winning the R1 million Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Gr 2) at Turffontein over 1600 metres with Hat Puntano (Arg) (owned in partnership with Drakenstein Stud. This was the four year old colt’s second start in South Africa and is believed to be one to watch. He is from the Mike/Adam Azzie stable and was ridden by Grant van Niekerk.

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Bezanova might have “taken a walk” in the betting for the KwaZulu-Natal Breeders Million Mile over 1600m at Greyville on Sunday, he still managed to hold on to the R625,000 first stake cheque in a close call.

Bezanova, who had run a 0.90-length third to Legislate in the 1600m Gold Challenge previously, when Durban July second favourite Futura was a neck behind him in fourth, opened at 13-10 in the betting but went through the stalls at 5-2 in the face of long-priced support for a few other runners.

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