Corne carries Kimberley cards
Published: 01 September 2014
Trainer Corne Spies has his yard in tip-top shape and his runners are clearly the ones to be relied on at Flamingo Park on Monday.
All The Bids in Race 2, the first leg of the Bipot is Corne’s first runner and this three-year-old gelding is in great form.
Racing on the sand clearly suits All The Bids. Since making stable companion Topostwego pull out all the stops at this course in July he has run a good runner-up to Facebook at the Vaal. He then beat Delamere on the Vaal sand and the handicapper has now tried to take a grip on his rating as All The Bids has gone up 8 points for his 4-length victory over Delamere.
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Published: 05 August 2014
The Kimberley festival held on 1 and 2 August was a great success with the local residents in the area joining in the fun on the day. The childrens' entertainment area proved to be popular so there was entertainment for everyone.
The Racing Association sponsored two races on the day, The RA Mile and the RA Diamond Stayers while Betting World sponsored the Sprint. In addition, three RA bonus races were featured with added bonuses being awarded in two of the three races.
The RA Northern Cape Awards took place at the Flamingo Casino convention centre on Friday evening. Sun International arranged virtual racing on the night and awarded casino vouchers to the winners in three virtual races. Trophies were awarded to the following racing personalities:
Winning Owner: Ourfriendsinthenorth Syndicate (Nominee: Mrs S Miller)
Winning Trainer: Dorrie Sham
Winning Jockey: Muzi Yeni
Champion Horse: Eye of the World
Unfortunately Dorrie Sham was not present to collect her award but Gareth Pepper read a message a message from her dedicating the award to Assistant Trainer Stephanie Miller and her team who have worked so hard and tirelessly toward this success. Peter and Sean must be so proud to look down upon our success.
Lifetime achievement award trophies were awarded to: Mr H J N Kotze
Mr W G C Miller
A charity auction was held and the popular MC on the evening Gareth Pepper did a great job in getting reasonable prices for the horses auctioned in the RA Flamingo Park Mile. Part of the proceeds will be donated to a charity.
Phumelela played an important role in the on-course events and the Racing Association are grateful to them for their valuable contribution to the Kimberley festival