Jack Milner:Global banking solutions company Forus are the new sponsors of the R1-million Cape Guineas to be run at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday 16 December.
The Cape Guineas is the only Grade 1 race over 1600m for three-year-olds and one of the most prestigious horseracing events in the country. The Honour Roll includes Horse Chestnut, Captain Al, Variety Club and a dead heat in 1972 between two of the greatest milers the country has seen – Sentinel and In Full Flight.
Forus is a digital platform where you will be able to pay anyone, anywhere, anytime for free – and the more you use it, the more you increase your chances of winning.
“We are delighted to sponsor a race with the stature of the Cape Guineas,” said Sonny Fisher, the founder of Forus. “Sponsoring a race of this nature affords us the opportunity to reach into the betting market community. We can provide an easier way of betting and those who use us will be rewarded for their support.”
Tellytrack CEO Rob Scott welcomed Forus into the horseracing fold. “We are living in a digital age and it is exciting to have a company like that as a sponsor of one of the most celebrated races in the country.
“We are proud to welcome them on board and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
Also run on the day is the Grade 2 Premier Trophy over 1800m, a traditional qualifying race for the Sun Met and that will see a number of the best older horses in the country taking part. It is a popular race with owners and trainers and carries prize money of R400,000.
With the Festive Season in full swing, visitors to Kenilworth racecourse on 16 December can celebrate the time of the year not only with some thrilling racing, but also some on course entertainment that will feature The Second Hand Market.
It is a chance to enjoy some good food and wine and do some Christmas shopping at the same time.
There will also be a lot of activities for the kids. Jumping castles and other exciting activities will be available. To add to their entertainment there will be a Santa’s corner available at just R20 per child which will include a party packet and a special visit from Santa Claus and his Elves. Kiddies Entertainment and Prize giveaways including a chance to win R5,000 for a toddler and R10,000 for a scholar, both as contributions towards his or her education.
For those looking for more sophisticated food and drink, all of the Paddock Room, Garrett Bar and Pocket Power Room will be open for lunch bookings.
Gates open at 11am. For more information call 021 700 1600 or to book one of the fantastic hospitality packages on offer, please contact: 021 797 6037.