Four cup events top action at Lahore Race Club today

Sports Desk

Four cup races prominently feature six-event card to attract the horseracing fans for the seventh Lahore Winter Meeting at the Racecourse here on Sunday.

The main attraction, the Toru Khan Cup, a Class VI Division III and IV combined handicap race to be contested over 1,400 metres has a tiny field of six runners.

In spite of a limited number of acceptors the race looks an open affair as majority of them are on chance. It is a different matter as many take up the challenge to win top honours.
Fillies Sanctity and Sky Active and colts Raksh and Alamgirian will decide the winner.

The filly Sky Active was not allowed to run on merit by jockey Mohammad Hanif for obvious reasons the race-goers know well.

The main supporting event, the Bon Voyage Cup, — this season’s first term-race for two-year-old colts and fillies to be gone over 1,000 metres — has eight runners including some very high pedigree animals.

On pedigree one would back USA sire Tybalt’s filly Diana and another filly Zarnaj out-of-Irish sire, Light Heavy. Both bred at the Jamal Din Wali stud farm owned by Makhdum Syed Ahmad Mahmood who has spent millions of rupees enrich his stud with best breeds.

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