The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes was won this year by Turffontein, trained by Anthony Cummings and ridded by Glen Boss. Turffontein won by three-quarters of a length from Stickpin ($41) and favourite Raffaello ($5.00). The second favourite Gold Salute reared up in the barriers and got his leg caught while in the gate next door Estee, trained by Lee Freedman, did not get a clean start. Stewards ruled both gallopers non-runners. Orange County won the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes in 2008 and Bon Hoffa in 2007. The Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes is always a great lead up to the Toorak Handicap.
For those who don’t know Turffontein Racecourse is a race track in South Africa and host to the Group One South African Derby and November’s Summer Cup.