Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
3 minute read
25 Aug 2020
3:25 pm

Gold Cup day a racing and betting extravaganza to lift the spirits

Mike Moon

A star-spangled card for Gold Cup day at Greyville on Saturday is just what’s needed for battered horse racing.

Picture for illustration purposes. Greyville racecourse (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

Lots of top-class runners in stacks of graded races is spectacle enough to raise spirits drooping before disease and bankruptcy, but the added sparkle of big betting pools might even bring true joy. Top of mind for punters will be a Pick 6 pool that is likely to top R8 million on the day, thanks to a R1-million carryover. The Pick 6 takes in four Grade 1 contests, including the WSB Champions Cup which sees the umpteenth clash between warhorses Do It Again and Rainbow Bridge, and the Grade 3 Gold Cup. All the quality adds up to the prospect...