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It has taken more than 40 years but the Snaith family has finally captured the one race that has eluded them for so long – the Grade 1 Sun Met.

The R5-million event is the Cape’s premier race but despite finishing second on numerous occasions, neither Justin Snaith nor his father, Chris, had managed to train the winner. Not until last Saturday, when three-year-old filly Oh Susanna hit the front 200m out and was kept rolling by Grant van Niekerk to hold off Last Winter by 0.50 lengths. She became the first three-year-old filly to win this race since Maid Of Honour in 1888.

It not only turned out to be a Met triumph for Snaith but he also won the Grade 1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship with Sergeant Hardy and the Grade 1 Klawervlei Majorca Stakes with Snowdance, who always looked to be the best bet on the card.

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