horse racing.jpgWidows and children of former members of the police force are set to benefit from the proceeds of the ZRP Champion Fillies Mile, which is the feature race in Sunday’s horseracing meeting at Borrowdale Racecourse.

 

Five trainers – Noeleen Peech, Lisa Harris, Karen Wentzel, Kirk Swanson and Steven Wentzel – have declared their horses for the race.

Veteran trainer, Noleen Peech, brings out Alexandra, Gentle Wave and Memory.

 

Of the trio, four-year old filly Alexandra is the biggest prospect for a win on account of its consistency among the stable companions.

 

Accomplished trainer, Lisa Harris, will look to Flashing Numbers and Mrs. Bucket for glory.

 

Flashing Numbers is a top class performer who has won five of her six races to date.

 

Karen Wentzel brings out Bluebell Dancer, which has taken to the course on 39 occasions, which is more that any of the other competitors.

 

The six-year old mare which will be ridden by experienced jockey, Ralton Peters, will be hoping to replicate the performance that saw it winning the last time it competed over 16 hundred metres back in May.

 

Kithala from Steven Wentzel’s stable will be hoping to put up a spectacular display of raw power  to show the field a clean pair of heels, while Just Jude from Kirk Swanson’s stable will fancy its chances of springing a surprise, although it is not going to be easy to cross the finish line first.

 

Police spokesperson, Superintendent Andrew Phiri, said the ZRP Champion Fillies Mile is a noble race whose proceeds will be channeled towards assisting widows and children of former members of the force.

 

“This is now an annual event and it’s part of the Commissioner-Generals social responsibility.

 

“This time around it’s looking inwards as we try to raise funds for widows and children of police officers who are no longer with us. Currently, we have 50 children under the sponsorship and we hope to raise US$60 thousand so that we can help more people because we have over a hundred dependants countrywide,” he said.

 

The ZRP Champion Fillies Mile, which is reserved for fillies and mares only, will see eight runners lining up at the starting stalls on race day.

 

Apart from the action on the course itself, it will be a family day with lots of entertainment lined up.