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Freedom Fighter, Fort Love shine at MTC Derby

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Race horses Freedom Fighter and Fort Love won the main races at MTC Derby horse racing competition held at Okahandja turf on Saturday. About 120 horses from different racing clubs and individuals took part in the 21-sprints event. The A-division […]

Race horses Freedom Fighter and Fort Love won the main races at MTC Derby horse racing competition held at Okahandja turf on Saturday.

About 120 horses from different racing clubs and individuals took part in the 21-sprints event.

The A-division 2 400 metres (m) and 2 200 m were the main races for the Nambred and Thoroughbred horses.

Uaraa Tjiho’s Freedom Fighter was crowned champion in the 2 400m Nambred A-division category of Nambred horses, Leeuloop from Okahandja Racing took second spot while Edison Kandjii’s Von Trotha came third.

Fort Love emerged victorious in the 2200m A-division Thoroughbred category, challenged by Forged in Flames of Van der Vent and Stebbins in the second and third places respectively.

Famous horse Starlile from Okahandja racing club came fourth in the main race battle while another top horse from Aminuis Racing Visigoth was also overpowered in the competition.

Tjiho walk away with N.dollars 10 000 for his winning horse and Angermund racing took home N.dollars for Fort Love victory.

Among others sprints, Grizzard from Riverside Racing club won the 1 000m in the Thoroughbred Maiden category, followed by Gimme a Change in second place and Honest Illusion in third.

Sunnyside won the 1 000m in the Nambred D-Division 1000m category followed by Try Again and Eagle in second and third places.

In other races, Imperial Twilight emerged victorious in the 1 600m in Thoroughbred grouping, The Speculator came second followed by Gimme The Light in third spot.

Ekuva scooped the first place in the 1 600m of the Nambred Maidens B category, followed by Omukuejuva in second place while Omurari came third.

Eamon Freygang’s Kings Kitten took top spot in the 1 800m of Import horses D-Division category.

Kings Kitten was followed by Floribanda in second place while Bring Me More came third.

In an interview with Nampa after the race, Freedom Fighter’s owner Uaraa Tjiho said he was experienced in the racing competition and learned from his mistakes.

‘You cannot always win. You have to prepare your horse well and feed it with the right supplements. I am happy for Freedom Fighter’s victory, my other horse Try Again came first and second in other races,’ Tjiho said.

On his part, Nicky Angermund told Nampa that people should expect the unexpected in the competition.

‘Our club horse did a tremendous job to defeat champion horses. Its new horse and it started on high note which is good for competition and development of horse racing in the country,’ Angermund said.

Tjiho walked away with N.dollars 10 000 for his winning horse in main race, while Angermund racing pocketed N.dollars 22 000 for Fort Love’s victory.

Source: Namibia Press Agency

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