Algoa Cup race day is back to steal the show

2017-10-25 06:00

LOCAL pride is always at stake whenever the Algoa Cup is run at Fairview Racecourse and it will be much the same when it takes place once again on Sunday.

With a lucrative offer of R350 000 in stake money, one of the Eastern Cape’s bigger races always attracts interest from the local trainers.

This year will have more of the same with the likes of Candice Bass-Robinson, Justin Snaith, Andre Nel and Brett Crawford all entering runners, as well as reigning champion trainer, Sean Tarry, who has targeted this listed race as the next assignment for Stonehenge, a winner of this event in 2015.

It will all set up for an exciting afternoon in the Eastern Cape. The Algoa Cup race day is being billed as one for the whole family this year with a fantastic afternoon’s entertainment lined up to go with the racing action.

Racegoers will be treated to performances from an a cappella singer, Legato, while Psyko Souljahz will impress with their dance performances.

There will also be fashion shows on the day, as well as various prize giveaways and lucky draws.

Algoa FM’s Lance du Plessis will broadcast his show live from Fairview Racecourse on the morning of the Algoa Cup meeting and a range of entertainment, including a zipline, inflatables, train rides, face painting and slides, will keep the children occupied.

The Algoa Cup will be the cherry on the top of a busy racing weekend in the Eastern Cape as the venue is also hosting a meeting on Friday, while the action is topped by the Racing Association Stakes.

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