Robert Garner
2 minute read
31 Jul 2021
8:21 am

Gold Cup a fitting finale to season

Robert Garner

There will be mega TAB pools locally as well. The Pick 6 starts with a R5 million carryover and should soar past the R15 million mark now that TABs are open again.

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Astronomical amounts – at least by South African standards – will be wagered on the Gold Cup race meeting at Greyville in Durban today on the last day of the 2020-21 racing season. It’s a fitting finale to the racing season, which runs from 1 August to today, with an all-feature-race programme that includes Africa’s premier race for equine marathon runners and five Grade 1 events. The meeting has been classified as a World Pool event by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), which boasts the biggest tote pools on the planet. Punters in the one-time British colony will be...