Fifteen horses have confirmed their part in the 30th edition of the OK Grand Challenge horse race after yesterday’s final acceptances with organisers saying they expect about 50 000 fans at Borrowdale.
The renowned stallion race will be arranged at Borrowdale on June 2 and the designations see three stables associated with the real race.
The champ of the race will walk home $24 000 wealthier while the sprinter up will take $8 000 with the third-put getting $5 000 and the fourth set steed accepting $3 000.
An aggregate 15 sprinters will take to the beginning slows down for the Grade 2 $40 000 handbag race.
Bridget Stidolph will have the highest number of runners which include Comanche Brave, Live is Good, Super Good, Roman Discent, Simona, Ravern Girl and Peggson.
Kirk Swanson will have Amsterdam, Phantom Major, Heir Line and Cool Solution. Penny Fisher will have Kilrain, Master Switch, Master N Commance and Kevin Barry.
Speaking on behalf of OK Zimbabwe chief executive, Alex Siyavora, Albert Katsande the retail giant commercial director, hailed the connection between the two parties.
“The connection between OK Grand Challenge and horse racing is founded and built upon horsemen’s tradition of racing horses and placing bets on the totalizer.
“As we unveil the final acceptances of the 2017 OK Grand Challenge, which is the 29th edition, we raise our glasses to this innovative promotional campaign,” said Katsande.
Mashonaland Turf Club representative Christopher Peech said he is happy to be part of the 30th edition of the OK Grand Challenge.