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Major Boost For SAf Cape Sale

Friday, 15th March 2013

Cape Thoroughbred Sales has announced a new R7.5 million Challenge Series for graduates of its Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 to be held at Durbanville racecourse in Cape Town in a fortnight's time., reports goldcircle.co.za. And as an added incentive they have also unveiled a Trainers Challenge incorporating a R1 million bonus. Unveiling the new sales-based incentives Adrian Todd, chief operating officer of Cape Thoroughbred Sales, cannily dubbed the concept "the greatest racing challenge South Africa has ever seen". The Cape Town Challenge will bring together qualified yearlings from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 2, with the first race for graduates of this year's Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 to be contested over 1400m at Turffontein during February, 2015. Graduates of the 2014 sale renewal will compete over 1400m in Cape Town in early February 2016, while graduates from the 2015 renewal will compete over 1400m in Durban during February 2017. Each race will carry prize money totalling R2.5 million, with the winner earning R1.1 million and the runner up R500 000. The rest of the stake will then be divided between the next eight finishers, with the tenth placed horse earning R50,000. Todd added, "CTS is always striving to improve the market place for our buyers as well as for our vendors. We believe this Challenge Series is a great incentive for all buyers and vendors of our Book 2 sale". The 2013 Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 is being held at the Durbanville Racecourse in Cape Town on March 23 & 24.

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