Rehoboth hosting Standard Bank Africa Day Cup

27 May 2015 13:50pm
WINDHOEK, 27 MAY 2015 - All roads lead to Rehoboth this Saturday for the fourth 'Standard Bank Africa Day Cup' horse racing event, set to take place at the Rehoboth Turf Club (RTC).
Standard Bank last week sponsored the RTC to the tune of N.dollars 50 000 - of which N.dollars 30 000 will be used to host the Standard Bank Africa Day Cup.
The rest of the money will be spent on upgrading some of the club's facilities.
The chairman of the Turf Club, Shane Angermund commended the local branch of Standard Bank at that town for the role they play in the development of the sport.
“That is what the community of Rehoboth loves - when businesses are willing to give back and support initiatives that are engaged by the people of Rehoboth,” Angermund said.
Meanwhile Nicky Angermund, treasurer of the RTC, told this reporter on Tuesday in a telephonic interview they expect not less than 50 entries from various stables, mostly from Rehoboth.
The Turf Club's history dates back to 1970, although the sport stagnated for some time before being revived by Standard Bank some four years ago through sponsorships.
Some entries are also expected from South Africa.
The all-time favourite to take part in the main event over 2 000 metres is Castle Rock from the Freygang stables. The first race is expected to start at 12h00 on Saturday.
The event is taking place under the auspices of the Namibia Horse Racing Association.