By Sports Reporter
THE annual Rehoboth July Handicap scheduled for this weekend promises to produce stiff competition in the absence of defending champion, Master Chi.
Naris Turf Club chairperson and event organiser, Eaman Freygang, revealed to Confidente Sport that Master Chi will not defend its title because the horse is at the farm and would not make the handicap this year.
Instead, two horses are destined to put up a show that horse racing fanatics would talk about for months to come.
“We have a total of eight new horses but the attention is simply on two horses Paddy ‘O Reilly owned by Bernard Kaanjuka and Waterways owned by Angermund Racing. The horses will compete in the 2200m which is the main event,” said Freygeng.
The Naris Turf Club chairperson said there will be a total of 60 entries competing which has 40 different horses that will strut their stuff in the various categories.
The organiser said Khomas Medical Centre is the event’s main sponsor with other companies such Trustco, Legal Shield, Seven Stars, BDO, Fine and Country, KNC and Loyal Mix also having contributed to the N$60 000 sponsorship.
The winner in the elite category will pocket a cool N$10 000, with the runner up taking home N$6 000 and third placed winner will have to be contend with N$4 000.
Horse race lovers can now look forward to the action billed for July 2.
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