Windhoek, June 8– Namibia Horse Racing Association in conjunction with their sponsor MTC announced today that they will be hosting the MTC horse racing winter cup in the hardap region in Rehoboth.
The horse racing event slated for the upcoming Saturday 12 June 2021 will see horses as far as from South Africa competing in the one-day event.
The president of the Namibia horse racing association Mr.Marthinus De Waal Said “an amount of N$250 000.00 is allocated to the event.”
The winners will walk away with trophies and prize monies, while the jockeys will walk away with medals.
The first winner of the horse racing is expected to pocket 50% of the allocated amount, second prize 30%, third prize 20% and while the fourth prize 10% of the 250 000.00 events allocated budget.
Around 30 security will be deployed to the venue and the presence of the Namibia police force and Namibia Defense force are expected to be at the venue for security reasons.
Mr De vaal also indicated that “veteran clinics will be available at the venue to make sure that all horses are well taken off for any health emergency services”.
The event will kick off at 10 am on Saturday, about 19 races are scheduled on the day.
Fikameni Mathias, Public Relations Officer at MTC, said “unfortunately there will be no spectators at the venue, the public are advised to keep on taking precautions measures and keep safe until that time when things get better and are allowed to the field”.
Only 50 people will be allowed at the venue which comprises of representatives from the sponsor MTC, the organizers Namibia Horse Racing Association, and the media.