The Cape Yearling Sales race, a restricted function for graduates of the 2020 Cape Yearling Sale to be held at Mistico in February subsequent 12 months, will likely be scheduled on the distinguished Cape Derby Day in February 2021.

The richest race ever staged in South Africa in its early years, the premier basic we all know in the present day because the Gr1 Cape Derby was first run because the Western Province Derby in 1925 and was renamed the Cape of Good Hope Derby in 1946.

Potomac – 1986 Gr1 Cape of Good Hope Derby

The 1947 renewal carried the very best stake of any native race ever on the time and was a momentous event. King George and the royal entourage attended the racemeeting and offered the King’s Cup to the winner Menlo, educated by Syd Garrett and ridden to victory by the legendary Stanley Amos.

Pas De Quoi wins the 1990 Cape Derby

In the fashionable period, the race has produced a bunch of Met and July winners, in addition to Equus Champions. It is now run as a becoming climax to the Cape Summer Of Champions and brings the curtain down on the internationally famend competition of racing in February.

Gold Standard – Cape Yearling Sale graduate

Kenilworth Racing Director Jonathan Snaith, who was a key participant within the finalisation of the settlement, echoed Michael Holmes’ sentiments and mentioned that the apparent spin-offs for racing within the area, in addition to for all associated stakeholders, was key to the success of an trade that boasted a protracted historical past within the area.

“Kenilworth Racing are privileged to partner with Bloodstock South Africa and to make the platform of one of the great highlights of our premier season available. Owners and the punting public are the lifeblood of this great game and as long as we are creating the environment for developing new age champions and supporters, we are doing what is best for racing,” he mentioned

The Cape Yearling Sale will likely be held on 28 February 2020 on the Mistico Equestrian Centre in Paarl.

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