… and now we can look forward to 2017/18 racing season, starting on September 9…
FLASHBACK 2016/17 – BREEDERS SPRINT
The seven-year-old Battersea Park gelding, Ashton Park, trained by Penny Fisher Racing, achieved his ninth career victory in the 1450m Breeders Sprint at Borrowdale Park on July 22. Life Is Good was 1.25 lengths behind him, followed by Super Good and Road To Dubai.
Ryan Munger was in the irons and Ashton Park is owned by Mrs S.H. Mackenzie and Messrs P. Bamford, F.C. Blomkamp, A.J. Brand, P. F. MdoCarmo, G. Goksel, M.A. Govender, M.G. Schoeman and Wehann Smith, and the ZonkeEnaMushe Syndicate (nominee Mrs N.J. Fisher). Well done!
Ashton Park was bred by Mr Y. Khan.
FLASHBACK 2016/17 – ZRP FILLIES CHARITY STAKES
Wylde Style, bred in Zimbabwe by Peter Moor and owned and trained by Amy Bronkhorst, won the 1600m ZRP Fillies Charity Stakes at the last Borrowdale Park meeting of the 2016/17 season.
Sherman Brown had the winning ride and piloted Wylde Style across the line, ahead of Placid Sea, Betula Uber and Simona.
Champion Two-year-old in 2015/16, Wylde Style has now won 8 of her 17 starts and been placed 7 times. She is by West Man (USA) out of Soul Seeker (ZIM).
Congratulations Amy, Peter and Sherman.
FLASHBACK 2016/17 – CHAMPAGNE STAKES (L)
Flanders, trained by Bridget Stidolph won the 1450m Champagne Stakes at Borrowdale Park on July 22, finishing 0.05 lengths in front of stable companion Butchie Boy.
The Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) juvenile has now won all his four starts in Zimbabwe, and his victory ensured Bridget would end the season as Zimbabwe’s Champion Trainer.
Flanders is owned by Newbury Racing (Pty) Ltd, and regular jockey, Fanie Chambers, was in the irons. The colt was bred by Zandvleit Stud. Congratulations to all the winning connections.