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Owner of the Week

Secretariat Stakes goes to Surcharge

Congratulations to our RA Owner of the Week Ian van Schalkwyk for winning the Supabets Secretariat Stakes (Listed) over 1400 metres with Surcharge on Saturday 2 December at Turffontein Racecourse. The three year old colt went out favourite and Gavin Lerena did everything right to bring him first past the post.   Surcharge has an excellent track record boasting four wins and one place from six starts. He is from the Stuart Pettigrew yard and was bred at Varsfontein Stud – Gimmethegreenlight (Aus) – Congestion Charge (GB) – Diktat (GB).

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Beach Beauty proved she is the best middle distance female in South Africa when running out a facile winner of the Grade 1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes over 1 800m under a superb ride by Sean Cormack at Kenilworth yesterday.
In the process her trainer Dennis Drier racked up his fourth feature success and ninth win in total in his Cape Sizzling Summer Season campaign, a remarkable feat with a string of just ten horses.
The tiny five-year-old Dynasty mare put her bad luck in this race last season, when over racing off a farcical pace, behind her and emphatically reversed form with last year’s winner, the Brett Crawford-trained Thunder Dance.

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