Huge pickings at Castle Tankard

HARARE - Punters are in for a huge treat at this year’s edition of the Castle Tankard horse race with the introduction of the Double Booster Promotion Experience.

This year, the race will take place on May 7 at the Borrowdale Race Course and for the first time all the Delta Corporation lager brands will be part of the promotion.

“This year marks an important history in the Castle Tankard event in the country’s horse racing calendar as we launch not only the 54th Edition of the Castle Tankard Event together with our partners Mashonaland Turf Club but also the Castle Tankard Double Booster Promotion Experience in trade,” Delta Corporation marketing manager Patricia Murambida said.

“This is the first time ever that consumers of all lager beer brands participating in the running all brands promotion Cash Booster Promotion will get an opportunity to get their grand draw prize money doubled up by Castle on the grand draw day if they are present at the draw.

“This exciting news also comes at the back of Castle, the biggest beer brand in the clear beer portfolio, unveiling a new communication for the brand ‘where everything comes together!”

The winner of the main draw will get $3 000 while the first and second runners-up will walk away with $2 000 and $1 000 respectively.

There are also $500 consolation prizes to be given to 60 other lucky entrants of Double Booster Promotion Experience.

The Castle Tankard is Africa’s oldest sponsored horse race in Africa with the relationship between brewer and Mashonaland Turf Club dating as far back as 1904.

“The Castle Tankard horse race has left a formidable mark to reckon with in our horse racing fraternity.  It has stood the test of time, and is growing bigger and better every year,” Murambinda said.

“It is a race with a history to our country.  It is a race which has helped to develop communities around us through employment creation.”

Last year, Yer-Maan from the South African St John Gray stable won the race ahead of Warcraft.

Veteran jockey Quinton Riddle was riding the six-year-old gelding, a son of Jam Alley (AUS), to take the $50 000 top prize.

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