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January 10, 2011

Pocket Power upstaged at L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

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Racing action at the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Peter van Kersen

Pocket Power, one of South Africa’s most accomplished racehorses, was upstaged by the less-fancied Mother Russia at Saturday’s L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and will need to up his game if he is to bounce back at the J&B Met on January 29.

Last year Pocket Power, firm favourite to win the J&B Met, was beaten by his sister, River Jetez.

The Queen’s Plate attracted around 6 000 people, including celebrities like Nicola Breytenbach, Jo-Ann Strauss and Jacques Kallis. In addition to the horseracing, there were musical performances from Louise Carver, Locnville and Crazy White Boy.

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