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January 30, 2010

River Jetez wins 2010 J&B Met thriller

Photo at 2010 J&B Met in Cape Town

Sisters Karen and Janine Visser enjoying the J&B Met with the actors on stilts. Photo: Deon Gurling

A crowd of around 50 000 cheered as River Jetez won the 33rd J&B Met at Kenilworth.

The win was worth R2.5-million for the lucky owners, Marsh Shirtliff and Cedric and Barbara Amm.

The filly River Jetez was followed home by Mother Russia, also a filly and trained by Mike de Kock, then Pocket Power, and in fourth place, Fort Vogue.

River Jetez, Pocket Power and Fort Vogue were all trained by Mike Bass.

After the win, Shartliff told reporters of River Jetez, “She’s always lived in his [Pocket Power’s] shadow,” before this. “All credit must go to Mike [Bass] and his team – that’s why they call him the wizard!”

River Jetez’s jockey, Glen Hatt, said he could feel the filly had a special spring in her step as the horses were gathering at the starting line. “I think my brother’s going to be babysitting my children for quite an evening!” he said, laughing.

The previous three J&B Met events were won by River Jetez’s brother, Pocket Power, who has also won the last four L’Ormarin’s Queen’s Plate events.

Have a look at some of the fabulous fashion on show at the Kenilworth Racecourse: J&B Met in full colour.

Cape Town Tourism will be publishing various photographs of the event throughout next week. We invite all aspiring photographers to submit their pictures from the J&B Met to our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group on Flickr, so that we can feature a selection of them on our blog.

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