GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

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GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

1 month 2 weeks ago
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Following the abandonment of Saturday’s race meeting after the running of the fifth race, Gold Circle is pleased to announce that the R500 000 Independent on Saturday Drill Hall Stakes, the R500 000 World Sports Betting Guineas as well as the R500 000 WSB Fillies Guineas will be run at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday afternoon. This decision was reached following consultation with the Trainers involved and carries the support of our valued Sponsors.

The original programme for Wednesday’s race meeting has been recalled and a new race card will be issued in due course. “We believe this decision to be in the best interests of all concerned and Gold Circle regrets the events on Saturday which led to the race meeting being called off,” concluded Racing Executive Raf Sheik.

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Re: GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

1 month 2 weeks ago
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(tongue in cheek)...does this mean I can claim my Saturday on Wednesday so that I may participate

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Re: GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

1 month 2 weeks ago - 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Following the abandonment of Saturday’s race meeting after the running of the fifth race, Gold Circle is pleased to announce that the R500 000 Independent on Saturday Drill Hall Stakes, the R500 000 World Sports Betting Guineas as well as the R500 000 WSB Fillies Guineas will be run at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Wednesday afternoon. This decision was reached following consultation with the Trainers involved and carries the support of our valued Sponsors.

The original programme for Wednesday’s race meeting has been recalled and a new race card will be issued in due course. “We believe this decision to be in the best interests of all concerned and Gold Circle regrets the events on Saturday which led to the race meeting being called off,” concluded Racing Executive Raf Sheik.

I'm in awe with the Raf Sheik messaging!!! does it come with a complimentary milk sheik?

So Raf Shake is saying that Trainers and Sponsors are the Meneers and the punters and owners are road kill! Raf, time for you to move on!




 
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Re: GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

1 month 2 weeks ago
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Gold Circle condemns the behavior of a group of racegoers following the scratching 
of Main Defender from the IOS Drill Hall Stakes, which led to the abandonment of the last five races on the card, including the three Grade 2 Feature events. 

Gold Circle firmly intends to sanction those responsible, which may include a banning order from it's race tracks and facilities going forward, and would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all connections and racing fans who were compromised by the unseemly actions of a minority whose behaviour bordered on anarchy.

"Our regret extends particularly to our esteemed sponsors, World Sports Betting and the Independent On Saturday, whose unwavering support for the sport of horse racing we deeply value and respect," said Michel Nairac, Gold Circle's CEO.
"While we are pleased to be in a position to reschedule the Feature events at short notice for Wednesday, this is small compensation for the unacceptable actions of a few who ruined what was meant to be a celebratory opening to Champions Season 2024. We take the matter very seriously and will deal with the transgressors in the strongest possible terms," he added.

This incident serves as a stark reminder that such behaviour will not be tolerated in any capacity within the racing community. We want to reassure the public that we remain steadfast in our commitment to upholding the principles of sportsmanship, order, and integrity at all our events, and we will take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents in the future.

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Re: GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

1 month 2 weeks ago
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I take it Main Defender will not be taking his place in rescheduled race ?

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Re: GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

1 month 2 weeks ago
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Main defender is scratched. 
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Re: GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

1 month 1 week ago
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FRNKIE ZACKEY banned for five years
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Re: GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

1 month 1 week ago
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Is that from all racecourses or just Gold Circle territory Bob ? 

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Re: GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

1 month 1 week ago - 1 month 1 week ago
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Is that from all racecourses or just Gold Circle territory Bob ? 
'Any Gold Circle Property'
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Re: GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

1 month 1 week ago
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not enough

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Re: GOLD CIRCLE feedback on Saturday disaster

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