OH SO CLOSE. Durban raider Love Struck (furthest camera, Sean Cormack) denies Gauteng Guineas winner Tellina a shot at the 2013 SASCOC Triple Crown by a short head in a driving finish to the wire in the R2-million SA Classic, the second leg of the three-race series. Love Struck gave trainer Paul Lafferty the first Grade 1 winner of his career.
THE R2-million SA Classic is the richest race for three-year-olds on the continent and headlines another afternoon of top-drawer racing during Phumelela’s Summer-Autumn Feature Season.
Eight feature races are programmed:
- R2-million SA Classic (Grade 1) 1800m - Leg 2 Triple Crown
- R1-million SA Fillies Classic (Grade 1) 1800m - Leg 2 Triple Tiara
- R1-million HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes (Grade 1) 1600m
- R200,000 Caradoc Gold Cup (Grade 3) 2850m
- R200,000 Man O' War Sprint (Grade 3) 1100m
- R200,000 Protea Stakes (Grade 3) 1100m
- R175,000 Pretty Polly Stakes (Grade 3) 1100m
- R175,000 Jacaranda Handicap (Grade 3) 1800m
THE 2014 SA CLASSIC AND SA FILLIES CLASSIC WILL BE RUN AT TURFFONTEIN RACECOURSE ON SATURDAY 29 MARCH 2013. For more info click here or call 011-681-1702.