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Entries Champions Day

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CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE (Grade 1)
0 Astrix Paul Peter 112
0 Flying Carpet Sean Tarry 116
0 Johnny Hero Tyrone Zackey 110
0 Kommetdieding HWJ Crawford/M Rix 129
0 Litigation Sean Tarry 99
0 Mk's Pride Paul Peter 122
0 Puerto Manzano (ARG) J A Janse van Vuuren 120
0 Savannah Storm Phillip Vermeulen 97
0 Second Base J A Janse van Vuuren 118
0 Shangani Paul Peter 108
0 Shango Sean Tarry 109
0 Sparkling Water Mike de Kock 114
0 Zeus Fabian Habib 108
0 Zillzaal Sean Tarry 117

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Re: Entries Champions Day

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COMPUTAFORM SPRINT (Grade 1)
13 African Rain Candice Bass-Robinson 113
1 Al Sakeet Mike de Kock 118
16 Alesian Chief Corrie Lensley 116
10 Anna Capri David Nieuwenhuizen 112
17 Big Burn Paul Peter 122
21 Bohica M G Azzie/A A Azzie 125
23 Bold Ransom Paul Peter 110
5 Ecstatic Green Sean Tarry 99
20 Faustino Kumaran Naidoo 86
19 Full Velocity Sean Tarry 99
15 Gallic Princess Candice Dawson 115
12 Heavens Girl Paul Peter 111
22 Hello Winter Hello J A Janse van Vuuren 114
6 Magic Tattoo Sean Tarry 0
14 Master Archie Paul Peter 120
8 Mr Cobbs Candice Bass-Robinson 113
2 Mr Flood Lucky Houdalakis 120
11 Real Gone Kid (AUS) Brett Crawford 112
4 Smorgasbord Paul Peter 110
3 Sweet Future M G Azzie/A A Azzie 110
9 True To Life J A Janse van Vuuren 114
7 Val d'Orcia Paul Peter 105
18 Winter Stories Paul Peter 114

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2 year old in the Sprint . Tarry trying something different

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2 year old in the Sprint . Tarry trying something different

In Australia, this weekend there is a Group 1 race for 2yos over 1600m.

The Nunthorpe in the UK has been won with 2yos. Lyric Fantasy a filly ridden by Muis won. Recently Kingsgate Native a 2yo maiden won the race.

If it does run, its carded to carry 49.5kgs, Magic Tattoo.

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Sylvester wrote: 2 year old in the Sprint . Tarry trying something different

A few years ago MdK raced a 2yo in the Mercury Gr1 sprint in KZN. He lost ground at the start so we never knew how good he would have been on the day. What is his name?


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His name Frosted Gold.


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Correct. When it was carded to run, I started a thread on it because from the 19990s until then I could not recall a 2yo running in a Grade 1.

I also posted that,

By the way, there was a filly called, Kings Pact, that won the Clairwood Winter Handicap as a two year old. She had an impeccable two year old record. This race is now known as the Champions Cup.
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Morning Naresh

I must say that your knowledge on horse racing is exceptional and your contributions to the site is much appreciated đź‘Ś
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Agreed!!!
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Kings Pact was a star and I found this link on SP
A bit long but worth a read

After her first outing King’s Pact won seven of her eight races as a two-year-old. Subsequently it was shown that she was attempting the impossible on the occasion of her only defeat. Carrying 63.5 kg she was set to give 18.5kg to Preto’s Crown, who was later to win the Durban July Handicap. She was beaten by a length and a half, five lengths ahead of the third.

At three, King’s Pact won her first three races in Natal with ridiculous ease, including the Natal Derby over a mile and a half. This was really no test of stamina as the opposition was so poor that King’s Pact started at four to one on. She then won the weight-for-age Champion Stakes over a mile and a quarter, which was probably the limit of her stamina in really top class company, and by virtue of her age and sex, she was getting 12 kg from the second, High Peak, whom she was afterwards handicapped to give 4 kg in a handicap. She put this advantage to good use, her jockey, Flynn, sending her along to win in the South African record time of 2 minutes 2 seconds. She won by what is officially recorded as a distance, it was ten lengths or more. One wonders what time she might have recorded with something to race upsides with her.

After her victories in Natal she went up to the Transvaal, which was the first opportunity I had of seeing the filly that had become a legend. She was a bay with a mealy nose and two white fetlocks. She ran over the easy mile at Benoni and what impressed me most about her was her easy, effortless action. She came into the straight in this race some two lengths in front of the field but, in spite of a reminder close to home, she was only a length to the good when the post was reached.

Put back up the straight and carrying 60 kg she then spread-eagled a field of useful sprinters over six furlongs. She now had a record of twelve victories in her last fourteen outings so was allotted 54 kg in the Johannesburg Summer Handicap, the premier race in the Transvaal and one that has appeared under various names during the last few years and is, at present known as the Sun International. In those days, as a handicap, it was much harder for a good horse to win and a far greater test of a good horse that it is today. The 54 kg allotted to King’s Pact was a big weight for a three-year-old. Topweight was Flash On, who had won the race the previous year and gone on to win the Durban July Handicap in record time. He was set to give her 2 kg. The sex and weight allowance at that time of the year was 8 kg, so she was meeting the proven best older horse in the country, winner of the Johannesburg Summer and the Durban July Handicaps on 6 kg worse than weight-for-age terms; a formidable task even for one who was, with no doubt, the best filly ever bred in South Africa. Such was the public’s adoration that, with champion jockey “Tiger” Wright in the saddle, she was made a hot favourite.

By the day of the race the summer rains had made a quagmire of the Turffontein course, the going being particularly bad between the seven and the turn into the straight. I watched the race from a twenty foot high tower some five furlongs from home, between the two bends. As the field passed me the filly was on the outside and at the back of the field. Her lovely action had gone and she was sprawling badly. Once in the straight, where the going was better, she made up a lot of ground on the outside to finish fifth, just behind Flash On. It was in fact a very good performance in view of the weight she was carrying, the state of the going and that, in such conditions, a distance that must have been beyond her best.

In those days, before the camera, the usual story, if a favourite got beat, was that it was no good whereas, if it had won, then the race was a oner. The usual story started about King’s Pact. This time it was fuelled by the fact that a certain bookmaker, not in Johannesburg but in a neighbouring town had been freely laying the filly for big sums at slightly above the prevailing market price. The stipendiary stewards received instructions from the Local Executive of the Jockey Club to investigate. The first thing that these investigations revealed was that the rumour was correct and that certain bookmakers in Johannesburg Tattersalls had backed King’s Pact with the bookmaker, whose name had been so freely mentioned. Despite the fact that, in my own mind, I was quite satisfied with the filly’s run in the circumstances and convinced that she had been ridden entirely on merit, this discovery of this heavy laying against the favourite resulted in my being in a suspicious state of mind when, with another stipendiary steward (Kenneth Stewart), I visited the Tattersalls in the neighbouring town. Here we were welcomed by the secretary, who produced the betting sheets of the layer concerned. An examination of these showed that the bookmaker had backed the filly heavily at a good price before the weights had appeared and so had rightfully hedged when King’s Pact was shortening down to only six to four on the day of the race. So well had he made his book that he was wholly indifferent to the result, as he would have been as good a winner if the favourite had won as he would have been had it been a rank outsider.

King’s Pact’s next race was at her mercy, as it was at weight-for-age over a mile and she started at four to one on. She then travelled to the Cape and started at odds-on again next time out for the Cape of Good Hope Derby but a mile and a half was really too far for her; she ran a great race to be beaten a head by Syd Garrett’s Fair Weather. She returned to Johannesburg, was started over the mile and three-quarters of the South African St Leger and was beaten half a length by a good stayer in Derby Day. She turned the tables in the Natal St Leger over the same distance, in which Derby Day could only finish fourth.

A victory in the Durban Civic Centenary Cup over nine furlongs followed. She was handicapped at 55 kg for the Durban July, which must be the highest weight ever carried by a three-year-filly in this race, and ran fourth giving 11 kg to a colt of the same age. A fortnight later she came out gain for the Clairwood Winter Handicap, in which she was asked to give weight to the field. Despite this, she started favourite but was unplaced and another fortnight later came out yet again and was made favourite for the Chairman’s ’late in which she ran fourth. A week later she opened her four-year-old career by winning the Champion Stakes from eh odds-on Sea Lord. The handicappers now had control of her with weights like 61.5 and 61 kg and she ran four more times, the last two starting among those unquoted. One wonders why, she was pulled out for these last runs. She had done enough winning sixteen races. She was without any doubt the best filly bred in South Africa during my time.

King’s Pact had five foals, four of whom were winners – Royal Charter by Pachadermis won nine races, including an Autumn Goldfields Handicap at Turffontein,; Royal Monarch by Black Cap, winner of eight races including a Lonsdale Stirrup Cup at Newmarket; Kings Agree by Abadan winner of thirteen races including the Cape Merchants Cup; Queen’s Pact a filly by Abadan the winner of five races.
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Re: Re:Entries Champions Day

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Correct. When it was carded to run, I started a thread on it because from the 19990s until then I could not recall a 2yo running in a Grade 1.

I also posted that,

By the way, there was a filly called, Kings Pact, that won the Clairwood Winter Handicap as a two year old. She had an impeccable two year old record. This race is now known as the Champions Cup.

TERRENCE Millard had a horse called Sacred Jungle I think that ran in a Gr 1 sprint instead of going for the 2yr old races...I think maybe Sutherland rode and it finished maybe 4th carrying 49kg...I think it ran in Becks colours

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