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Zimbabweans Watch South Africa Horses Battle for $40,000

  • Blessing  Zulu

There was not even a single Zimbabwean horse in what is the most followed horse racing event in the country.

There was not even a single Zimbabwean horse in what is the most followed horse racing event in the country.

The 2015 OK Grand Challenge has come and gone but with a lot of lessons for Zimbabwe.

Tens of thousands of people were there at Borrowdale Racecourse at the weekend to witness not their own home grown horses but South African horses battle for $40,000 on offer.

There was not even a single Zimbabwean horse in what is the most followed horse racing event in the country. This clearly shows the level of how Zimbabwean horses have gone down as most of them no longer qualify to compete in Grade One and Grade Two races.

In the end, it was St. John Gray’s Yer-Maan, who won the Challenge completing a double after he earlier on won the Castle Tankard.

The only Zimbabwean consolation was that Yer-Maan was ridden by former Zimbabwean champion jockey, Quinton Riddle, and is being groomed by George Chenje while in Zimbabwe.

Riddle, who also won the Castle Tankard with the same horse, is looking forward to the last major horse racing event of the season, the Republic Cup.

Now to football: Chicken In have extended their lead at the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League table after a 2-1 win over Chapungu.

The win sees the Game Cocks lead second-placed Triangle by five points followed by Dynamos.

Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas believes his team is good enough to take over from Dynamos as the champions of Zimbabwean football.

Dynamos were held to a one-all draw at Nyamhunga Stadium by ZPC Kariba, the same result that Highlanders grinded against How Mine.

Highlanders equalized through a penalty but How Mine coach Luke Masomere is suspicious of how the penalty came about.

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