NHRA sets new calendar
Otjinene will be hosting a horse-racing competition at the weekend, with several top horses expected to grace the track.
15 July 2020 | Sports
The new horse racing calendar was set at the Namibia Horse Racing Association's (NHRA) extraordinary meeting held in Okahandja last Saturday.
Every year, various horse racing clubs submit their bids to host competitions countrywide.
In a telephonic interview with Nampa on Sunday, NHRA secretary general Eamon Freygang said the racing calendar was affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
“Covid-19 forced us to cancel some of our racing competitions; this has affected the previous calendar and now the Namibian Sports Commission gave us the green light to continue with our yearly programmes,” he said.
Otjinene this weekend
On 18 July, Otjinene-based Okaumbangere Racing Club will lead the new 2020/21 calendar when it hosts the first competition, followed by Epukiro Racing, staging its event in Okahandja on 1 August.
Okamatapati Racing Club will host its event at Okamatapati turf in the Otjozondjupa Region on 15 August.
The Hero Cup will be hosted by Rehoboth Racing Club on 29 August at Reho Turf, while Khomas Racing will stage its competition in Rehoboth on 12 September.
Aminuis in September
The combined racing clubs from Aminuis will on 26 September host a competition at Onderombapa in the Omaheke Region, while Kobos Racing will take the competition south to Rehoboth at Kobos Turf on 3 October.
On 24 October, horse fanatics will travel to Aminuis to witness a horse-racing event to be organised by Aminuis Racing, while on 7 November, Farm Dankbaar will accommodate another competition.
The champ of champs competition will be hosted by the NHRA at a yet-to-be-announced venue 21 November, and Naris Racing will commemorate its annual Tobie van Wyk race day with a competition in Rehoboth on 28 November.
Meanwhile, Aminuis-based Hauro Racing will stage an event at Aminuis Turf on 5 December, and this will be followed by the Okamatapati competition on 12 December.
Harambee Racing will also host an event at Aminuis on 19 December, with Okaumbangere staging a competition on 26 December in Otjinene.
Looking ahead, Kopano Racing will host the first event of 2021 on 1 January at Tsjaka in Omaheke, and this will be followed by a fun day scheduled for 29 February 2021 in either Rehoboth or Tsjaka.