Not quite sure why they were required to stand still today were the two Mike De Kock trained fillies- TakingThePeace and Nother Russia. Thesefillies have been nothing short of spectacular in the build up to this Saturday’s Champions Day to be held at Turffontein Race Course and we are excited to see them come out and give everything of their best.
TakingThePeace could be set to re-write the history books again if she continues to her winning streak in the Wilgerbosdrift S A Oaks over 2450m. Definitely a filly much bigger in stature that we first thought and with a formidable presence. The sixteen horse field has fillies with good form, but will they have what it takes to beat this filly when they turn for home.
The more dainty of the two – Nother Russia- is well known for chasing down the King of the Turf- Legal Eagle and we don’t think this will be a problem when she takes on the strong field in the Premier’s Champions Challenge with a R4m purse. With only 13 horses in this field and a decent draw- this may well be her chance.
Gates open from 11am with the first race off at 11h35. It’s a twelve carded race day with plenty of entertainment for the family which includes the most spectacular horses on the South African racing scene
Article by Nicholas Munzhedzi