17 Jul 2018 18:50pm
WINDHOEK, 17 JUL (NAMPA) Race horses Mojo King, Prince De Lago, Kings Kitten and STEBBINS shone at the just-ended Winter Cup horse racing competition hosted by Angermund Racing Club over the weekend in Rehoboth.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday, the organiser of the competition, Ryno Angermund shared his delight about the attendance of spectators and added that this showed that horse racing is one of popular sports in the country.
He said about 64 horses participated in the competition and the level of competition between the horses was very high.
The number of people who attended speaks volumes in itself and the cooperation from participants was extraordinary, said Angermund.
He added that the planned total of N.dollars 60 000 was distributed between the winning horses in the nine race event.
Prince De Lago won the 1 400 metres (m) which was the main race and took home N.dollars 8 000 plus a trophy, while Kings Kitten came second and pocketed N.dollars 6 000. Double Blind took home N.dollars 4 000 for coming third.
The 1 000m for the maiden division was won by Dashing Brave, while Valyrian Steel and Gimme the Light took second and third place respectively.
Mojo King won the 1 000m graduation race, followed by Target Search and Royal Fleece which took second and third places.
The 1 000m D-division winner was Attheroyal, while Kings Kitten won the A-division.
The last race, which was a 2 400m open race, was won by STEBBINS and La Myst and Surruptitious came second and third respectively.
One of the horse owners, Eamon Freygang said he was very satisfied with the organisation of the event and happy his horse Kings Kitten did well in both races.
This is a small horse with a big heart showing guts and determination, he added.
Enrico Junius, who owns the Junius Racing Club as well as another winning horse Mojo King, was happy with the event and also commended his horse for coming first in the graduation and D-divisions.
The Angermund Racing Club was established in 2006 with the aim of developing and promoting horse racing in Rehoboth and Namibia at large.