Despite concern about the Vaal track, racing is still scheduled for the Free State course on Thursday and features an intriguing clash between a talented three-year-old filly and a four-year-old seeking a hat-trick.

The start of racing was delayed on Tuesday as trainers and jockeys expressed their concern regarding the state of the track and whether it was safe for riders and horses. A decision was made to proceed, though trainers were allowed to withdraw their horses if they wished...

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