Ex­cit­ing week­end planned around the Al­goa Cup

The Herald (South Africa) - - SPORT - Her­ald Rac­ing Edi­tor

FAIRVIEW Race­course in Port El­iz­a­beth will be buzzing with ex­cite­ment over the two-day Al­goa Cup week­end when rac­ing will be staged on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 27 and Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29.

Out-of-town­ers want­ing to fly in for the week­end, and in­deed any lo­cal who en­joys a day at the races can an­tic­i­pate a fun-filled week­end.

Port El­iz­a­beth’s big­gest race­day of the year on the Sun­day is head­lined by the R350 000 Al­goa Cup over 2 000m. En­tries in­clude last year’s win­ner Neb­ula and Stone­henge, who won the race two years ago.

There’s a nine-race pro­gramme in prospect but plenty of non-rac­ing fare will keep the whole fam­ily en­ter­tained through­out the af­ter­noon.

Lance du Plessis from Al­goa FM will broad­cast his show live from the race­course from 9am to noon when the rac­ing ac­tion be­gins.

Between races guests can en­joy the sounds of Le­gato, a pop­u­lar five-man acapella group, and the en­er­getic Psyko Soul­jahz dancers. Fash­ion­istas have not been left out, with two lucky draw give­aways be­ing planned for the day.

A scrump­tious lunch will be served in the HB Chris­tian Room for just R350 per per­son, but those who would pre­fer the great out­doors on what prom­ises to be a glo­ri­ous af­ter­noon will have a se­lec­tion of fast-food choices, Slush Pup­pie, Chubby’s, Chip n Dip and Foongs Asian Food. For some­thing more sub­stan­tial there is al­ways Ground­floor Cof­fee and Piz­zas.

An ex­ten­sive kids zone to keep the chil­dren oc­cu­pied while their par­ents en­joy the more adult en­ter­tain­ment of­fers a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing zi­pline, fun­land, sports ob­sta­cle and race­track in­flat­a­bles, a fun-forall slide, a large train, sumo suits with a box­ing ring and face paint­ing.

The week­end kicks off with an eight-race Fri­day pro­gramme that in­cludes the R150 000 Rac­ing As­so­ci­a­tion Stakes (Listed) over 1 600m for three-year-olds and the R110 000 Cradock Place Stakes over 1 200m. Call 076480-3739 for hos­pi­tal­ity.

On the Satur­day trainer Dor­rie Sham and her hus­band Mark will be host­ing an out­ing to The Greek, a Jef­freys Bay res­tau­rant, and part of the pro­ceeds will go to the EC Horse Care Unit. Any­body in­ter­ested should call Sham on 082-572-0505.

The EC Horse Unit will also be the ben­e­fi­ciary of any money made at a yard sale and brunch at the Grass Roof Res­tau­rant, off Seav­iew Road. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 041-366-1594. For more in­for­ma­tion visit

www.it­sarush.co.za or tele­phone 076-480-3739

DEFENDING . . . Neb­ula will be hop­ing to win the Al­goa Cup for the sec­ond year run­ning.

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