Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
3 minute read
27 Nov 2021
7:00 am

War of Athena ready for a date with destiny

Mike Moon

War Of Athena, is 33-10 favourite for the Gauteng Summer Cup, the highveld’s premier race, to be run for a prize of R2 million over 2 000m at Turffontein on Saturday.

Head groom Never Dzanyaza poses with War Of Athena at the Paul Matchett Stables, 25 November 2021, at the North Rand Training Center Randjesfontein ahead of the Gauteng Summer Cup, which takes place on 27 November at Turffontein Racecourse. Photo: citizen.co.za/Michel Bega

When Jack Landile goes to his filly’s stable at 5am, to say good morning and give her a spot of breakfast, she won’t know this day is any different from most others at Randjesfontein. She’ll be blissfully unaware she’s the hottest ticket in town, with millions of rands riding on her later in the day; thousands of excited horse racing fans alert to her every move. The filly, War Of Athena, is 33-10 favourite for the Gauteng Summer Cup, the highveld’s premier race, to be run for a prize of R2 million over 2 000m at Turffontein on Saturday. When...