Tuesday, July 16, 2019

South Africa: Cold temperatures didn’t interfere successful Fauresmith 2019

Endurance-world.com - Full Article

16th July 2019
Race Report made with the assistance of Manie Ward

Fauresmith, Frees State Province, South Africa. Fauresmith 2019 was run from Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 July 2019.

This years’ Fauresmith race, as was for the last 46 years, run in the small little town Fauresmith being the second oldest town in the Orange Free State. After Bloemfontein, Fauresmith was the most important town in the Free State. The first House of Assembly had to choose between the two to determine which would become the capital of the Free State. On 30 August 1851, the vote went to Bloemfontein with a two-vote majority.

Fast forward to July 2019, the temperatures dropped below zero and a rainy cold front swept over the pre-vet check on Monday, which forced the official to halt the proceeding for close to an hour. After completion of this process, 306 horses were given the go ahead to start the race on Tuesday morning at 07:00am...

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