Starlile wins Winter Cup
The MTC NHRA Winter Cup at Rehoboth ended successfully, with Starlile stealing the show in the 2400-metre race.
14 June 2021 | Sports
Starlile from the Okahandja Racing Club beat the likes of You Touch My Heart (second place) and Newton Spark (third place) to the finish.
Starlile won N$6 500, Touch My Heart took N$3 600, whereas Newton Spark walked away with N$2 600.
The event consisted of 19 races, with Nambred and thoroughbred horses from all over Namibia as well as South Africa competing in the event.
The president of the Namibia Horse Racing Association (NHRA), Martinus de Waal, expressed satisfaction with the way the event played out.
“We tried to control the crowd very much. The vets were satisfied with the horses, emergency services also came and luckily no one got injured.
“It was a great competition because whenever it’s a MTC race, the horse owners know that there is money involved and prepare their horses very well.”
The next event will be at Tsaka, a few kilometres outside Gobabis, in November.
“We have decided to have five races for the year for MTC because they deserve it,” said De Waal.
He added that the July Derby will take place at Okondjatu, 173 km from Otjiwarongo. The derby is sponsored by FNB, which committed N$300 000 for three years.