“They are killing the game we love.” The emotional response from a well known local punter who rang our offices today following the abandonment of the Vaal racemeeting after the second race, summed up a general sentiment of outrage and disgust from racing enthusiasts and owners on a level unseen previously.
Phumelela Gaming has launched an urgent investigation into the reasons for Thursday’s race meeting on the Vaal sand being abandoned after only two races.
The jockeys lodged a protest after Race 2 that the going was inconsistent and unsafe.
Futura has shortened quietly
There is still plenty of potential value for the astute punter in the ante-post market as we enter the 44 day countdown to this year’s Vodacom Durban July which will be run at Greyville on Saturday 4 July.