An official crowd of 71,399 attended the Gr 2 OK Grand Challenge meeting on Saturday. The meeting traditionally attracts a massive crowd, as cars and myriad other prizes are given away on course, and the record crowd is apparently around
the 80,000 mark.
Clyde Basel, the marketing and sales executive of Phumelela, was on course and said the event was extremely efficiently organised. The huge crowd revelled in the festive atmosphere and the day was memorable for most.