Freedom Fighter shines in Otjinene

Freedom Fighter of Uaraa Tjiho won the Nambred A-Division 2 000 meters (m) and 1 000 m categories at the Okaumbangere Nambred Horse Racing competition respectively, in Otjinene Omaheke Region.

The Nambred A- Division 2000 m category was the main race of the event held for the first time at Otjinene turf on Saturday.

Freedom Fighter was followed by Eagle from Professor Supporters Club (PSC) and Von Trotha of Edison Kandjii in second and third place respectively in the main race.

In addition, Freedom Fighter continued its dominance in the competition after it emerged the victor in the A-Division 1000 m, followed by Von Trotha and Eagle.

Among other races, Bethlehem of Unaro Muharukua scooped the 1000 m in Boerperd category, Turbo from Okaumbangere Turf Club (OTC) came second, followed by Kapiringi of Nana Tjipetekera in third place.

In the 1 000 m Nambred beginners, Comfort Zone of Uahita Ngeenguno came first, while Silver Sun and Silver Moon from OTC took the second and third positions respectively.

Sunny Side from PSC won the 1 000 m battle in Graduation category, while Dream Girl and Mambas pride from Karumendu family and Okahandja Racing Club (ORC) came second and third.

In Graduation 1 600m, Steve Mogostsi's Diesel came first, followed by Sunny Side in second place, while OTC's Ondemba took the third position.

In D-Division, Try Again of Uaraa Tjiho took the first place, followed by ORC's Leeu Loop in second place while Bright Eye from PSC came third.

However, Bright Eye went to win the 1800m in the D-Division, Leeu Loop keeping its second position and Try Again came third in this race.

On his part, Uaraa Tjiho who is the owner of Freedom Fighter said he is happy to win the main race and satisfied with the performance of his horses.

Although we prepared late for the event, it is a hard year in terms of drought but my horses did very well and I am very proud, Tjiho said.

He added that this competition was a preparatory exercise to the upcoming competitions in Gobabis and Okahandja later this year.

The 10-sprint event was aimed at promoting Namibian-born horses and at the same time, reviving horse racing in Otjinene.

Source: Namibia Press Agency