On Sunday 4 April horse racing enthusiasts gathered in Dirkiesdorp for an exciting day consisting out of various races.
Race 1 Grade 10 A:
This event was won by Umsunduzi, owned by Mr Lukhele of Vaalbank. In second place was Umthente, owned by Mr Gule of Matafuleni and in third was a horse named Jesica, owned by Mr Mhlongo of Dirkiesdorp. They won cash prizes.
Race 2 Grade 10 B:
Indodayentshebe, owned by Mr Hlatshwayo of Etsheni won this race. Close on his heels and in second was Thintitha, owned by Mr Maseko of Emadance and in third was Loliwe, owned by Mr Madonsela of Dirkiesdorp. They received cash prizes.
Race 3 Grade 9:
This race was won by Shwi, owned by Mr Dlamini of Emahhashi, who was awarded a goat. In second place was a horse named Makarina, owned by Mr Magagula of Wakkerstroom and in third was Umshoviwenkani, owned by Mr Khoza of Matafuleni. Nomahemuhemu, owned by Mr Gule of Matafuleni came in fourth. Second, the third and fourth place received cash prizes.
Race 4 Grade 8:
This fixture was won by Phenduka, owned by Mr Lukhele of Vaalbank. He won a goat. In second was a horse named Izimpethu, owned by Mr Mnisi of Geelboom. He won a cash prize.
Race 5 Grade 7:
Umkhovu, owned by Mr Hlatshwayo of Etsheni won this race. A goat was awarded to him. In second place was Ivolovolo, owned by Mr Sibiya of Kalport and in third was Umzinyathi, owned by Mr Gama of Utrecht. They won cash prizes.
Race 6 Grade 4, 5 and 6:
This race was won by Amazondo, owned by Mr Gama of Utrecht who received a cow and in second place was a horse named Umuzi ongenacala, owned by Mr Mhlongo of Paulpietersburg.