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The Met winning combination of trainer Justin Snaith and jockey Grant van Niekerk received a warm (and windy) Fairview welcome on Friday (2 Feb).

It was Van Niekerk’s first appearance at Fairview after he won the grade 1 Sun Met with the filly Oh Susanna at Kenilworth in Cape Town the previous weekend.

Fairview had a bit of a crowd there to welcome Van Niekerk as Forus, the sponsor of the main race, made sure of a nice atmosphere at the track.

Van Niekerk acknowledged that it was no easy day in the saddle with the wind making it difficult for the jockeys and as he also had “a few interesting rides” as he described some temperamental horses.

It was all worth it in the end as Van Niekerk and Snaith combined with the winner of the Forus Fairview Mile (Non-Black-Type).

With Van Niekerk in the saddle the five year-old gelding Fifty Cents was in top form in winning the race for the owners Anyasec (Pty) Ltd & Miss Caroline Rupert.



2018: Fifty Cents

2017: Mister Matchett

2016: Symbolik

2015: Red Barrel

2014: Silent Partner

2013: Parceval

2012: Celtic Fire

2011: Day Of The Piper

2010: Vangelis


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