At last, some encouraging news after a bleak year for the Zimbabwe racing industry.The 1800m 0K Grand Challenge (Gr2) will be back at Borrowdale Park on Saturday June 5, 2021.
This major event on our racing calendar was cancelled last year because of the COVID-19 lockdown. Congratulations to the sponsors, OK Zimbabwe, and the Mashonaland Turf Club, for biting the bullet and preparing for a return to normality. Hopefully, some of Borrowdale’s other major sponsors will follow suit.
Nominations for this US$70 000 event are due on May 19, Weights and Draws will be published on May 21, at 12 00 pm, and Final Declarations must be made by 9 am on May 24.
The MTC has announced that for all (GR1) and (GR2) events at Borrowdale, horses must have had at least one start in Zimbabwe before being nominated for these races.
Photographs by Gavin MacLeod, Zimbabwe Equine News, and Rosie Dorward, of flashbacks to some former OK Grand Challenges. A reminder of what we have been missing while bearing in mind that COVID is still with us and at this stage there is no way of knowing how many spectators will be at the course.