Great Excitement at The Ready To Run Cup barrier draw

The Lanzerac Hotel and Spa in Stellenbosch provided the perfect setting for the barrier draw for the Ready to Run Cup.


A breathtaking hotel, with venues to match, hosted many of the local Cape racing personalities at todays draw. Crawford Racing ended up with Alexis making the field with Valerin and Night in Seattle being the emergency acceptors.


The draw was wonderfully attended and Brett was full of praise for the event ,” Lanzerac have again spoilt us. The new venue is very impressive and the food was delectable. It was the perfect venue for the draw and I must thank them for their hospitality. The food and wine was truly superb. Cape Thoroughbred Sales again raised the bar and I must also thank them for their hospitality”


The face of the Lanzerace Ready To Run Cup, Morgan Deane Smith, was in attendance and she aided the barrier draw.
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Morgan Deane Smith and Corne Orffer at the draw. Corne rides Alexis

When it came time for Alexis’s draw, it was up to Delma Sherrell, to make the draw. Once again Delma pulled a great draw, in 2, and her good record at draws continued after the same feat last year. The connections where over the moon and when asked about Alexis’s draw, an excited Delma commented ,” I am so happy with this draw. Hopefully Alexis can continue our wonderful run in the cup like Captain America did last year.”


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Morgan Deane Smith hold s up Draw 2 for Alexis

Lance Sherrell, was equally ecstatic about the draw,” I am so happy the filly drew well. I really feel she is one of the leading contenders for the race and I am so happy and excited for my Mother. We love our racing and hopefully Alexis will allow us to keep the trophy for another year.”


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Delma and Lance Sherrell pose with a picture of last years winner Captain America

Brett was positive about the draw and had this to say ,” Its a great draw for a filly that has a lot of scope. She deserves her place in this field and I am so happy that Delma pulled another great draw for the team. Hopefully she is the recipe for success. The fantastic venue and awesome draw again from Cape Thorughbred Sales really sets the scene for a great raceday. The fillies prep has gone well so far and hopefully with some luck in running, she runs a race we know she is capable of running.”


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Brett drew no. 7 for Night in Seattle.

The yards emergency acceptors Night In Seattle and Valerin drew 7 & 15 Respectively. Hopefully they too can take their place in the final field come Saturday the 22nd of November.


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Craig Carey, Gavin Almanza and Brian Finch were present at the draw today


In other news Alexis has her own TWITTER account the handle is @alexis010811

Last years winner Captain America has also joined the TWITTER world and his handle is @CaptAmericaSA

We would like to encourage all of our followers to please follow them both and get behind  and support them.


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