ENJOYING post-meeting festivities at Saturday’s Sun Met, on our headline photo, are Brad Leather, Charles Savage, Diane and Mathew de Kock – posing with the legend Frankie Dettori.
Below is Mat talking to jockey Gavin Lerena and some members of the Onamission Syndicate who came from far and wide to see the syndicate’s first young horse in action.
Puget Sound was beaten into midfield over a trip too short in the R1-million Kuda Sprint, but he will be back to redeem himself and Mat commented: “Overall we are not too disappointed as we were asking a lot of him so early in his career. Don’t forget the fact that he carried 2kg more than the majority of the field. He heads back to Johannesburg now where we will give him a little rest.”
On the photo (bottom) are Mat and Monique Mansour on the Kenilworth grandstand – a marvellous time had by all the inaugural event sponsored by Sun International with GH Mumm.