THURSDAY 3 December 2020’s Turffontein double brought up 800 career winners for Corne Spies, and he called it “a momentous occasion in the history of our stable”.
Numberninetynine won his first race under a very good ride from Craig Zackey, and later Mphumi Mjoka got Xernes to dead-heat with Veld Flower from a poor draw, also deserving of credit for a good ride.
“We would like to congratulate Suzette and Basie Viljoen and Kevin Chetty for sharing the ownership with us in Numberninetynine. Let’s hope he gets a few more wins going into the future!
“Zernez made it 800 wins for the stable in total since the year 2000, when Hell’s Bells, in Bloemfontein, was our first winner. We would like to thank all of the people involved that helped us get this far. Cheers to you all, and on 800 more!”