Flamingo Park in spotlight

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Flamingo Park in spotlight

The Flamingo Park Raceday, to take place this year on Saturday 3 August, is one of the highlights on the Kimberley horseracing calendar and coincides with the start of the new racing season.

The day is headed by the NBT R200,000 RA Flamingo Mile and the supporting features are the NBT R135,000 WSB Sprint over 1000m and the NBT R100,000 RA Diamond Stayers over 2200m.

The races attract the best horses from Kimberley as well as a number of raiders from other provinces.    

Participants are treated to RA bonus races in a number of maiden plates as well as monetary prizes to grooms for the best turned out horses.

Children’s activities will be available at the track where entry into the racecourse is free, so it will be a fantastic day out for the whole family.

Fully inclusive hospitality in the Racing Association facility is on offer at R500 per person which includes food and beverage.  For bookings please call Merle Parker at 011 683 3220 or (preferably) email merle@racingassociation.co.za.   RA Members with runners in the feature races will be invited as guests of the Racing Association.

The racing festival will commence with the Racing Association’s Northern Cape Awards on Friday 2 August at the Flamingo Casino. These awards will honour the sport’s regional stakeholders who have excelled throughout the season.

Trophies will be awarded in the following categories:

NC Champion: two-year-old filly; two-year-old colt; three-year-old filly; three-year-old colt; Older Horse; Sprinter; Groom; Apprentice; Jockey;  Trainer; Champion Owner; Horse of the Season

Runners participating in the RA Flamingo Mile will be “auctioned off” with a percentage of the takings being contributed to a local charity.  Limited seats are available for the Awards function at a cost of R500 per person.

For enquiries or bookings email merle@racingassociation.co.za.

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