2019 Track & Ball CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE

  • Bob Brogan
  • Bob Brogan's Avatar Topic Author
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
More
4 months 1 week ago - 3 months 3 weeks ago #757358 by Bob Brogan
Bob Brogan created the topic: 2019 Track & Ball CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE


We are thrilled to announce that Track & Ball Gaming are again sponsoring this year’s Charity Turf Challenge which kicks off on “The Independent On Saturday” Drill Hall Stakes Day, Friday 3 May, and finishes on Saturday 27 July headlined by the Gr.3 eLan Gold Cup with a supporting cast of top races featuring four Gr.1 events.

As you already know, the Charity Turf Challenge is an exciting competition that offers fans of the sport of horseracing a unique opportunity to test their skill – after all, racing is the “Intelligent Bet”!

So, what’s CHANGED this year?
• In these trying economic times, we’ve decided to “spread the love” with prize money (same quantum as in previous years) being paid out to 7th place:
o 1st – R75 000
o 2nd – R25 000
o 3rd – R15 000
o 4th – R10 000
o 5th – R7 500
o 6th – R5 000
o 7th – R2 500
• The stand-alone prize for the entry that earns the most points on Vodacom Durban July Day will be pitched at R10 000
• An extra bonus race (worth 5 points to the winner): Gr.3 Track & Ball Derby on 22 June
• A new charitable beneficiary: Coastal Horse Care Unit

For those who are trying the competition for the first time, the aim of the Charity Turf Challenge is to select a team of 12 horses you feel are most likely to score points during the official period of the Champions Season. A list of all the Graded races will be provided and whilst the emphasis remains on these feature races run in KZN, ALL winners throughout the country will be eligible to earn points. Don’t forget Turffontein’s big day on 4 May counts, so make sure you pay attention to the big guns, especially those that are likely to feature in the KZN Champions Season as well.

The points breakdown can be found below:
Grade 1 Races:
1st place 20 points
2nd place 14 points
3rd place 10 points
Grade 2 Races:
1st place 14 points
2nd place 9 points
3rd place 6 points
Grade 3 Races:
1st place 9 points
2nd place 5 points
3rd place 3 points
Listed Races:
1st place 2 points
All other Races:
1st place 1 point

Bonus Points: the following are eligible for 5 bonus points:
a) Bonus Races - the winners of the following races:
Gr.1 Tsogo Sun Sprint - 1200m (25 May at Scottsville Racecourse)
Gr.1 The Rising Sun Gold Challenge - 1600m (08 June at Greyville Racecourse)
Gr.3 Track & Ball Derby – 2400m (22 June at Scottsville Racecourse) ** NEW**
Gr.1 Vodacom Durban July - 2200m (06 July at Greyville Racecourse)
Gr.3 eLan Gold Cup - 3200m (27 July at Greyville Racecourse)
b) Long Shots - any winner whose official Tote win payout exceeds R15

Points will be scored on the FINAL result (all clear to pay) posted on SAFTOTE.

Racing South Africa, the competition host, will provide a list of horses that are thought to be campaigning in KZN during Champions Season. Only horses from this list are eligible.

The final list of horses is expected to be available by Wednesday 17 April. To the best of its knowledge, Racing South Africa will attempt to keep players informed of horses that are NOT participating for whatever reason.

Additional INCENTIVES for racing enthusiasts:
• FREE BONUS entry for every 5 entries submitted for ONLINE users (sixth entry is free)
• Track & Ball Gaming, is offering ALL CTC entrants a betting credit worth R200 added to their next deposit (minimum deposit of R50) online. For more information about this promotion, please contact the Track And Ball team directly on: 031 314 1969 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website: www.trackandball.co.za
• TabGold is again kindly sponsoring R10 000 worth of betting vouchers for the ever-popular weekly draw

Watch the press for more details!

Racing South Africa Team
E – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

......................................................................................................................................

www.africanbettingclan.com

@SAFBETTINGCLAN

FACEBOOK
Attachments:
Last Edit: 3 months 3 weeks ago by Bob Brogan.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
4 months 1 week ago #757365 by Frodo
Frodo replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
Strange choice for a bonus race - the Track & Ball Derby - suppose the sponsors had to get something - for me either the Woolavington or the Daily News (or both) would have been a better choice - or even the Premier's at the Big T ....

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Sylvester
  • Sylvester's Avatar
  • Away
  • Platinum Member
  • Platinum Member
More
4 months 1 week ago #757374 by Sylvester
Sylvester replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
Empress club field. everything that is wrong with SA Racing
13 runners
6 owned by stud farms
7 by big owners

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 4 weeks ago #758750 by Frodo
Frodo replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
Does anyone have any idea in what's happening with this - list of horses were supposed to be issued last week ?

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Bob Brogan
  • Bob Brogan's Avatar Topic Author
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
More
3 months 4 weeks ago #758751 by Bob Brogan
Bob Brogan replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
They are out, my mate told me he’s picked his 20 teams

......................................................................................................................................

www.africanbettingclan.com

@SAFBETTINGCLAN

FACEBOOK

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 4 weeks ago #758753 by bayern
bayern replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE

Guessing has never been widely acclaimed as a good gambling strategy
The following user(s) said Thank You: Frodo

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Bob Brogan
  • Bob Brogan's Avatar Topic Author
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
More
3 months 3 weeks ago #759251 by Bob Brogan
Bob Brogan replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
Vaughan Marshall said yesterday One World would “definitely” not travel to KZN for the Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge or any other race during the SA Champions Season, although Adam Marcus was leaving his options open and said there was a “slim chance” Vardy would be seen in Durban over the winter.

The pair fought out a thrilling duel in the first leg of the Winter Series, the Grade 3 Winter Guineas, at Kenilworth on Saturday.

One World prevailed by a head under Anton Marcus.

An objection was lodged by Adam Marcus but the head on replay showed Vardy initiating the continual bumping in the final stages when hanging inward on to One World, so it never looked likely to be upheld.

Vardy was receiving 2kg from One World but on official merit ratings was still 6,5kg under sufferance with the 117 merit rated favourite.

Adam Marcus was thrilled with the improvement Vardy showed and said, “He is very immature and has a lot to learn so my initially feeling was to not take him to Durban as they have to go the opposite way around there and it is also a different style of racing, but the improvement he has shown has been really incredible, so we will keep our options open and take it race by race. But there is only a slim chance he will go to KZN and I will prepare him with the Winter Classic in mind. I think he will be much better as a four-year-old.”

Marshall said One World’s next engagement will also be in the Grade 3 Winter Classic, to be run over 1800m at Kenilworth on May 25.

So, the rivalry will be renewed and it is a race for the notebook.

One World is yet to be tried beyond a mile. However, being by Captain Al out of a Giant’s Causeway mare who placed over a-mile-and-two-furlongs in England he should get 1800m.

Marcus said about Vardy’s stamina range, “He is by Var but has classic looks and a beautiful length of rein and I’ve always been of the opinion he would be a 2000m horse.”

By David Thiselton

......................................................................................................................................

www.africanbettingclan.com

@SAFBETTINGCLAN

FACEBOOK

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 3 weeks ago #759252 by naresh
naresh replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
Can they add in Liege. Cant see him on the list :unsure:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Bob Brogan
  • Bob Brogan's Avatar Topic Author
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
More
3 months 3 weeks ago #759293 by Bob Brogan
Bob Brogan replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE 2019 sponsored by TRACK & BALL

This year’s Charity Turf Challenge sponsored by Track & Ball Gaming kicks off this Friday at Greyville Racecourse with a fantastic card headlined by “The Independent On Saturday” Gr.2 Drill Hall Stakes”. Friday’s meeting benefitted from the transfer of the four feature races scheduled for last Sunday’s meeting at Scottsville. This means that CTC entrants now have a feast of runners to choose from, starting in Race 2 with the running of the Listed In Full Flight Stakes at 17h30 when the competition officially closes.

Don’t forget to pay special attention to the runners on Turffontein’s finale the following day, featuring the Premier’s Champion Challenge and a host of other top class feature races. And, whilst the Cape’s Winter Guineas has already been run, the Winter Classic and Derby are potential point scoring opportunities. An exciting rematch between One World and Vardy is on the cards, and it’s hard to ignore Glen Kotzen’s, Herodotus, who will appreciate the step up in trip.

Racing South Africa and Gold Circle staff will be at Greyville on Friday to receive last minute entries. Look out for Sheila De Villiers and Mandy Hughes CTC stand next to the parade ring and Melinne Nathram in the Members/Durban View Room. For those unable to attend the meeting and intend submitting manual entries, please email or fax them to the following:
E – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
F – 031 769 2944
F – 031 314 1994
F – 031 769 1142

The entry form with the full list of horses can be found by following the link and downloading the pdf: www.safhorse.com/view_page.aspx?ID=82

This week’s popular Winning Ways show featured an interview with Track & Ball CEO, Steve Marshall, who gave viewers insight into the competition and more details about the company’s special offers that are linked to the Charity Turf Challenge. For those who missed the broadcast, you can download the show on You Tube:


As a reminder, the following INCENTIVES are available:
1 FREE BONUS entry for every 5 entries submitted for ONLINE users (i.e. the sixth entry is free)
Track & Ball Gaming, is offering ALL CTC entrants a betting credit worth R200 added to their next deposit (minimum deposit of R50) online. For more information about this promotion, please contact the Track And Ball team directly on: 031 314 1969 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website: www.trackandball.co.za
TabGold is again kindly sponsoring R10 000 worth of betting vouchers for the ever-popular weekly draw

Please note we are aware of the following non-runners:
SEVENTH SEA (3yr Male)
CORAL FEVER (Older Male)

Watch the press for more details!

Racing South Africa Team

......................................................................................................................................

www.africanbettingclan.com

@SAFBETTINGCLAN

FACEBOOK

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 3 weeks ago - 3 months 3 weeks ago #759357 by Frodo
Frodo replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE

This message contains confidential information

naresh wrote: Can they add in Liege. Cant see him on the list :unsure:


And why no Pinnacle Peak - or is the intention not to go to KZN ?
Last Edit: 3 months 3 weeks ago by Frodo.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #759523 by Prish007
Prish007 replied the topic: 2019 Track & Ball CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
Can some of our top form studiers, please help me with some stayers for my selection
Last Edit: 3 months 2 weeks ago by Prish007. Reason: Spelling

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Bob Brogan
  • Bob Brogan's Avatar Topic Author
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
More
3 months 2 weeks ago #760174 by Bob Brogan
Bob Brogan replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE 2019 sponsored by TRACK & BALL

There was an explosive start to this year’s Charity Turf Challenge sponsored by Track & Ball Gaming when HAWWAAM and PACIFIC TRADER won the Premier’s Champion Challenge and Computaform Sprint respectively earning their supporters the maximum points on offer. They lead the competition on 20 points with a group of seven horses on 14 points. A total of 26 horses earned points on a weekend of top class racing and so the stage is set for a fascinating renewal of the Charity Turf Challenge!



Racing South Africa staff will be processing manual entries and verifying payments received, so please be patient whilst we conclude this important internal audit phase.

The next big point scoring opportunity is on Saturday 18th of May with the running of the Gr.2 World Sports Betting Greyville 1900, one of the important pointers to the Vodacom Durban July. Watch the press for more details!

Racing South Africa Team
E – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
F – 031 769 2944

......................................................................................................................................

www.africanbettingclan.com

@SAFBETTINGCLAN

FACEBOOK
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 2 weeks ago #760175 by naresh
naresh replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
The reconciliation of the points is incorrect. At a glance as there could be more errors.

Bunker Hunt ran 3rd not Charles.

The Poinsettia was a Grade 3 therefore all of Freedom Charter, Elusive Heart and Sugar Girl points are incorrect.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 2 weeks ago #760180 by Magi
Magi replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
Your entry has 95 points (your entry is currently ranked 37).

Not a bad start ..... but how many will travel to KZN is always the question !!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Bob Brogan
  • Bob Brogan's Avatar Topic Author
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
More
3 months 2 weeks ago #760191 by Bob Brogan
Bob Brogan replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
“Please note, Charles was incorrectly recorded as having finished third in the Gr.2 KRA Guineas where it should have been Bunker Hunt. This will be amended immediately and the 6 points allocated correctly. Our apologies for the error.
Freedom Charter earned the Long Shot bonus of 5 points which earned her a total of 14 points.”

......................................................................................................................................

www.africanbettingclan.com

@SAFBETTINGCLAN

FACEBOOK
The following user(s) said Thank You: naresh

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 2 weeks ago #760237 by Prish007
Prish007 replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE

Magi wrote: Your entry has 95 points (your entry is currently ranked 37).

Not a bad start ..... but how many will travel to KZN is always the question !!

Good start let's hope u keep on rolling. Would be nice to see a claner in the top 3 this year. All the best

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Bob Brogan
  • Bob Brogan's Avatar Topic Author
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
More
3 months 5 days ago #761250 by Bob Brogan
Bob Brogan replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE 2019 sponsored by TRACK & BALL

The first leader board for this year’s Charity Turf Challenge sponsored by Track & Ball Gaming has been released!

Leading entrant is DURBAN12 who has amassed 124 points with his entry listed below:
Horse1: HAWWAAM Points: 20
Horse2: PACIFIC TRADER Points: 20
Horse3: RETURN FLIGHT Points: 14
Horse4: UNDERCOVER AGENT Points: 14
Horse5: CASCAPEDIA(IRE) Points: 14
Horse6: SCHIPPERS Points: 14
Horse7: CHIMICHURI RUN Points: 10
Horse8: NATIONAL PARK Points: 9
Horse9: FRONT AND CENTRE Points: 9
Horse10: SOQRAT(AUS) Points: 0
Horse11: SPEEDPOINT Points: 0
Horse12: TILBURY FORT Points: 0

BLUEBIRD, NEIL MOODLEY4 and NEIL MOODLEY10 are in the following pack on 120 points.

We thank entrants for their patience and look forward to watching the drama unfold as the season gets into full swing.

This weekend’s big race is the Gr.2 World Sports Betting Greyville 1900, a significant pointer to the Vodacom Durban July and one that offers entrants the chance of earning good points for the competition. The powerful Snaith team has three competitive entries, not least the much talked about DOUBLEMINT (Twice Over), the sixth placed SUNMET runner who escaped the NHRA’s then interpretation of their “handicapping guidelines” and comes into the July picture with a serious chance at the current weights. The supporting feature is the Listed East Coast Cup worth 2 points to the winner where the current favourite is another Snaith runner, MYABI GOLD (Silvano), who made an impressive start to her winter campaign.

The first of the R500 betting vouchers kindly donated by TabGold will be drawn by Deez Dyanand during the course of the afternoon.

The next leader board will be released on Monday, 20 May.

Until then, good racing and best of luck with the rest of the competition!

......................................................................................................................................

www.africanbettingclan.com

@SAFBETTINGCLAN

FACEBOOK

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Bob Brogan
  • Bob Brogan's Avatar Topic Author
  • Away
  • Administrator
  • Administrator
More
3 months 2 days ago #761478 by Bob Brogan
Bob Brogan replied the topic: FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2019 CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
There was little change at the top of the leader board following the running of Gr.2 World Sports Betting Greyville 1900 run on Saturday. However, the return to winning form of Glen Kotzen’s EYE’S WIDE OPEN gave SHIVI3ZN28 a smart leg up from 43rd position to joint 6th on 111 points, some 13 adrift of our leader, DURBAN 12. To name a few, other notable improvers included DURBAN 14 who scored 6 points with MADE TO CONQUER and DANS DOMINATOR 7 and IN MEMORY OF THE LATE ANNY SEVLALL 6 who shrewdly entered MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (9 points) to move within striking distance of the leader.

The top ten is currently:
1. DURBAN 12 – 124 POINTS
2. BLUEBIRD – 120 POINTS
NEIL MOODLEY 4
NEIL MOODLEY10
5. DURBAN14 – 116 POINTS
6. SHIVI3ZN28 – 111 POINTS
ALFA2
DANS DOMINATOR 7
NEIL MOODLEY 6
10. NEIL MOODLEY 8 – 110 POINTS
IN MEMORY OF THE LATE ANNY SEVLALL 6
KEVIN A 12


This weekend the action moves to Scottsville for the Festival Of Speed with four Gr.1 sprints including the first of the bonus races, the Tsogo Sun Sprint worth 25 points to the winner. The race looks somewhat dependent on whether Brett Crawford allows the yard’s top miler, UNDERCOVER AGENT, to take his chances over the stiff 1200m off top weight of 60kgs. Racing fans will know full well that many of our sprinters who went on to perform with distinction overseas managed to win the race with top weight, including JJ The Jet Plane and Shea Shea. In the SA Fillies Sprint, the classy SNOWDANCE starts her KZN campaign for the Justin Snaith yard. Having mainly been kept to Gr.1 miles in her career, this free running daughter of Captain Al will surely relish the stiff track and has a weight advantage over all of her rivals. Possibly the fast improving, SCHIPPERS, will give her the most to think about. Final fields are due out by 11h00 tomorrow.

Racing fans are reminded that Gold Circle is putting on a bus from Greyville to Scottsville, departing at 10h30 and returning at 17h15. The cost is R100 per ticket which includes a R50 betting voucher and a free racecard, so book your place with Zain Adams on 031 314 1788 and COME RACING!

The winners of the first of the R500 betting vouchers kindly donated by TabGold are:
HOTWASP 2
WORLD SPORTS BETTING SABLE SQUARE

Congratulations! You will be contacted in due course by the TabGold team.

The next leader board will be released on Monday, 27 May.

Until then, good racing and best of luck with the rest of the competition!

......................................................................................................................................

www.africanbettingclan.com

@SAFBETTINGCLAN

FACEBOOK
Attachments:

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 2 days ago #761492 by Prish007
Prish007 replied the topic: 2019 Track & Ball CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
My best entry has 96 points. Have a few possible runners this weekend. Hopefully can get some points to cover up the gap. Anyone else close to the leading pack

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
3 months 2 days ago #761493 by Magi
Magi replied the topic: 2019 Track & Ball CHARITY TURF CHALLENGE
Nah, my best is also on 96 ... (or 95 not sure)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.436 seconds

About A.B.C

African Betting Clan is established for the upliftment of the sports punter, who enjoys a bet on horseracing, football and other sports, enabling them to voice their views and opinions on all aspects of the sport of their choice, free of charge. Everyone who joins the CLAN, can discuss a multitude of sports events with a view to increasing the knowledge-base of all interested parties. Horse Racing is by far the most represented sport and we welcome the views of the many owners, trainers, punters and all racing stakeholders, all of whom post their contributions on our discussion forums. Members glean what they want to and discuss selections for the day and the general well being of the sport.

Get in touch

Contact Details

Main Office (HQ)
Box 40390 moreleta park, Pretoria 0044
+27 827854357

Events

August 2019
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Joomla Extensions