Phumelela is pleased to announce that 4Racing, the new racing operator in waiting, will sponsor Champions Day at Turffontein on Saturday 1 May.
The purpose of the sponsorship is to launch the 4Racing brand to the wider industry, while simultaneously bolstering prize money for the day’s seven feature races.
Colin Gordon of 4Racing said: “We are extremely excited to launch 4Racing at a race meeting that sees the equine champions congregate at Turffontein for the climax of the Highveld Summer-Autumn Feature Race Season. The Premier’s Champions Challenge looks like it’s going to be an absolute thriller with the likes of Gotthegreenlight and Malmoos hopefully set to lock horns.
“Equally exciting, and in line with 4Racing’s commitment to the upliftment of all horseracing’s participants, the day will also play host to the inaugural Highveld Work Riders versus Jockeys Challenge, which we have decided to name The James Maree Challenge in appreciation of the enormous commitment he has made to this initiative over many years. This event will see the top eight work riders take on the eight leading jockeys in a points-based competition in a R150,000 race down the Turffontein straight,” added Gordon.
Looking to the future he said: “While there are still a number of regulatory approvals to be concluded before the Phumelela transaction completes, we believe that the time is right to come to the party by sponsoring this major race meeting in the interests of the stakeholders in the sport.”
Details of 4Racing’s sponsorship of Champions Day are below.
|Race||Grade||Advertised Stake||Added Stake||Revised Stake|
|Premier’s Champions Challenge||1||R500 000,00||R250 000,00||R750 000,00|
|Computaform Sprint||1||R500 000,00||R250 000,00||R750 000,00|
|SA Nursery||2||R200 000,00||R50 000,00||R250 000,00|
|SA Fillies Nursery||2||R200 000,00||R50 000,00||R250 000,00|
|Camelia Stakes||2||R200 000,00||R50 000,00||R250 000,00|
|Gerald Rosenberg Stakes||2||R200 000,00||R50 000,00||R250 000,00|
|Gold Bowl||3||R150 000,00||R50 000,00||R200 000,00|
|R1 950 000,00||R750 000,00||R2 700 000,00|