The second running of the Klawervlei Farm Sale Graduate Race at Kenilworth next Tuesday accounts for R225 000 (over 40%) of the day’s R545 000 stakes.
The feature race’s prize money is that stated in the catalogue for the Klawervlei Farm Sale 12 months ago but breeders have taken such a hammering (and many are fearing more of the same at the coming sales) that nobody would have blamed the stud for slashing the stakes.
John Koster, whose big breeding operation has topped the national log in four of the last six seasons, is to be admired for sticking to Plan A and the stud has been rewarded with a field of 14.
The Glen Kotzen-trained Tanzanite Queen, beaten only a neck on debut when Cape Town racing resumed last week, could well start favourite. She will be ridden by Aldo Domeyer who won last year’s race on the Sean Tarry-trained Rock The Globe.