Published: 18 April 2017
Daniel Baase could not have wished for a better day at the races.
He won the Welcome To Fairview Workriders Maiden Plate on Friday (31st March) in Port Elizabeth and was back in the winners’ box later as the groom of the winner of the East Cape Guineas.
“That was my double for the day,” a delighted Daniel said after Gimme The Stars won the Listed R150 000 Guineas.
Daniel looks after Gimme The Stars and also rides the promising 3-year old gelding in work at trainer’s Yvette Bremner stables.
Winning jockey Lyle Hewitson thanked Daniel for all the work riding he did with Gimme The Stars that made his job so much easier in the race.
Gimme The Stars is owned by huge supporters of the Bremner yard, Bryn Ressell, Hedley McGrath and Mark Wright. McGrath was at Fairview to represent the owners.
Wright and McGrath are also some of the owners involved with Scribo that won the Workriders Maiden Plate with Daniel in the saddle.
Greg Bortz is also a part-owner and said there is a strong connection between Scribo and Daniel. “The horse benefit from that (in the race),” Bortz said at Fairview.
Daniel said he was very confident about winning the race. “He was an easy winner,” he said after the race.
EAST CAPE GUINEAS
2017: Gimme The Stars
2016: Brilliant Crimson
2015: Door Of Deception
2014: Sea Cat
2012: Lord Badger
2010: Feet Of Fire
2009: Tuvana Silva