Vercingetorix - Daily News 2000
Vercingetorix - Daily News 2000

Watch Vercingetorix and No Worries fighting out the 2013 Daily News 2000 (Grade 1) / Gold Circle (p)

DAILY NEWS 2000 (Grade 1)

Greyville, Turf, 2000m

31 May 2014

The prize money for the Grade 1 Daily News 2000, to be run at Greyville on May 31, has been increased from R1,5million to R2million, thereby elevating its status to joint richest race for three-year-olds in South Africa.

“The Daily News has evolved into one of the great Classic races in South Africa and can no longer just be viewed as a stepping stone to the Vodacom Durban July,” commented Gold Circle Racing and Marketing Executive Graeme Hawkins. “Last year’s race, won by the undefeated Vercingetorix, who scored impressively on his recent debut in Dubai, produced a thrilling finish with less than half a length covering the first four runners past the post and I would anticipate a similarly competitive outcome to the 2014 renewal,” added Hawkins.

Prize money for the Grade 1 Woolavington Stakes for three-year-old fillies over 2000m, the ever popular Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge over 1600m and the Grade 1 Champions Cup over 1800m on Super Saturday at the end of July has been increased from R750,000 to R1million.

In addition, the stake for the Grade 3 Campanajo over 2200m has been increased to R500,000 in recognition of the fact that the field for the 2014 edition of the Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July will be restricted to 16 runners. The Grade 2 Gold Vase, also contested on the first Saturday of July, has had its stake increased from R400,000 to R500,000.

Extract from Gold Circle