Horse racing returns to Borrowdale

Horse racing has returned to Borrowdale race course, with 12 runners nominated for the Zimbabwe National Army Charity Handicap, to be run over 1,800 metres at the home of horse racing on Sunday.

Considering that fields at the course have been dwindling, with some of the races attracting only six or seven horses, the line up for the Charity Handicap is bigger and gives punters a wider choice to draw their winning combinations.

Kirk Swanson’s Zimbabwean-bred Captain’s Tiger, which missed some of the major races last year, leads the field that includes two other local horses, Pleasant Valley from the Sebastien D’ Aquino yard and Killa Man, trained by Lisa Harris.

The race has attracted some of the most popular horses at Borrowdale including 2012 Republic Cup winner Choisir from the D’ Aquino stable. Apart from this Argentina bred horse, D’Aquino also fields Royal Arrow from Australia and Double Date from South Africa.

Upcoming trainer Ghokan Terzi has sent up three horses from South Africa – Fashion Police, Got a Hold on Me and regular Borrowdale campaigner, Super Trouper, formerly trained by Kenyan Nuno Nur. Lisa Harris is sending out Candymancan and Killa Man, while Alyson Wright has entered Orbit War and Richie Rich.

The horses that stand out over such a long distance are Captain’s Tiger and Choisir as they have triumphed in such races before. But in horse racing anything can happen.

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