Newcomer to Borrowdale Park, Holy Land, came from the clouds to win the 1600m Independence Trophy at Borrowdale Park today.

The four-year-old Ideal World gelding is owned by is owned by Messrs G. Goksel, G Carter, D T Machingaidze and Mesdames P J Lewis, C M de Jong, A G Mason and S Ziehl. He is trained by Tomcat Racing and Kevin Derere was in the irons. He was bred by Wilgersbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.

Thomas Mason also saddled two winners earlier in the day – Rawedge (*Munashe Josi) and Seattle Frost (Kevin Derere).

Venessa Birkentoft, assistant trainer at Vee Racing, also had a good day, scoring with Widjaan (Norbert Takawira), Clash City Rocker (*Rodgers Satombo) and Bam Bam Pebbles (Brendon McNaughton).

Vee Racing may in fact have had four winners because the last race was too close for the commentator to call between Moxie and Flapjack – and to be honest I don’t have a clue who won. Do not worry – the full racing results will be published later.

Today was a case of too much multi-tasking from my point of view. Trying to update pages, getting the times wrong, losing my place on the online racecard, and tuning into the live feed from Borrowdale Park, while watching Tellytrack on DSTV.

Hopefully, there will be more time to get organised before the next Borrowdale race meeting. Congratulations to all the winners and runners-up at Borrowdale today.

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