It has been a great week all over the world for Avontuur’s star-studded stallion duo of new man Oratorio and the irrepressible Var. Oratorio followed up Mourinho’s Australian Gr1 victory last weekend, with a Gr1 placing as well as a stakes winner in Europe.
The Vaal racing was delayed after the second race today following serious safety concerns raised by the jockeys with regard to the rail structures.
It was noted that the goose-neck fittings, amongst others, appear to be broken and present obvious dangers for jockeys.
The National Horseracing Authority confirms that at an Inquiry held in Port Elizabeth on the 2 October 2015, adjourned and resumed on 9 October 2015, Jockey Andrew Fortune was charged with a contravention of Rule 72.1.18 in that he swore at or interfered with a licensed official involved with the control of racing, after the running of Race 3 at Fairview Racecourse on 7 September 2015.