Re-schooling for Penthouse

Trainer Amy Bronkhorst has been ordered to re-school top South African horse, Penthouse and have him re-certified before the mare can be nominated for a race at Borrowdale race course.

This was after the horse, which was supposed to have been ridden by Quinton Riddle, delayed the start of the 1,100 metre Hichman Sprint and had to be completely withdrawn from the race.

The re-schooling is in line with the rules and regulations laid down by the National Horseracing Authority in accordance with Rule 4.2.3. Following the delay, the Hichman Sprint was won by Gotago, followed by Two Buck Chuck, Rock Court and Gossamer.

Surprisingly, Penthouse had made regular appearances in major events without any problems. He boasts a not-all-that bad record of five wins and 10 placings in his first 26 starts at Borrowdale race course. The six-year-old mare, sired by Dupont of Great Britain and Upper House by National Assembly of Canada, is a short distance specialist and struggles heavily in longer events, which ironically are the highest-paying at Borrowdale.

Horses undergo training and get certification before they can be allowed to race. There are about 11 trainers at Borrowdale, ranked by the number of wins and places they have at the end of the season. Lisa Harris is the reigning champion trainer.

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