Jack Milner
2 minute read
2 Jun 2020
8:57 am

Flying restart for racing – and Marcus

Jack Milner

It was smooth sailing at Greyville yesterday as horseracing resumed after a 66-day hiatus caused by the Covid-19 lockdown.

All eyes will be on Fairview on Friday when captain Tatters is in action. Picture: Abdulkareem Musa Adam AFP/File/Glyn KIRK

All the rules pertaining to social distancing were carefully observed. Presenter Warren Lenferna wore a Perspex mask while both apprentice Thabiso Gumede and assistant trainer Pat Lunn, the pair who teamed up to win Race 1 on the card, also suitably attired. Uncontained joy is the best way to describe those who participated in the meeting, even though they were playing to an empty house. Considering the betting shops and TABS were all still closed, the Pick 6 pool did well to reach R296,676 but the results did not all go the way of the bettors and it resulted in...