Robbie Fitzpatrick, who rode Dingaan
last time out, switches to the stable's in-form Rightcar (stall six), but all-weather king Luke Morris is hardly a bad reserve.
At this early stage, the arrival of the Dutch at the Cape has just been recounted with poetic flourish and the scene changes to Paul Kruger who is consumed by anguish and despair after the death of Piet Retief and his men at the hands of the Zulu king Dingaan
. (17) As Fortuna returns to Paul Kruger in 1895, supposedly fifty-five years after their first encounter, we can accurately place this first meeting sometime in 1840 when Paul Kruger was fifteen years old.
(2) Dingane also spelled Dingaan
, the Zulu king of Natal since 1828 was beaten by the Boers at the Battle of Blood River (16 Dec.
December 16 was formerly celebrated as the Day of Vow also called Dingaan
Day or the Day of the Covenant before the end of the apartheid in 1994, this day was a religious holiday to celebrate the Boers defeat of the Zulus in 1838 at the Battle of Blood River.
He had plenty to do at the weights with the Hughesridden Dingaan
Hughes had bagged winners aboard Queen Of Cash and Dingaan
at Kempton to close to a single winner behind Hanagan, who has earlier scored at Lingfield aboard Ritual at Lingfield.
If the ride on Queen Of Cash was good, Hughes surpassed it with his effort on 13-8 favourite Dingaan
in the claimer for Andrew Balding, winning going away from Hanagan on Vhujon.
KEMPTON: 5.45 Morning Chief, 6.15 Pencarrow, 6.45 War Painter, 7.15 Talenti, 7.45 Piano, 8.15 Global Village, 8.45 Dingaan
, 9.15 Yes We Can.
For many other South Africans, Dingaan
's Day, as it was also known, was a reminder of conquest.
In December 1900, Viljoen's commando celebrated Dingaan
's Day in the afternoon after addresses, sports of races on foot and horseback.
Kessler may have been a world champion since defeating Dingaan
Thobela in 2002 but dethroning WBO king Calzaghe would catapult the 28-year-old Dane onto a world level.
Cape (3.20) did well to finish a close-up sixth to Dingaan
and, with the recent rain in her favour, she looks worthy of the nap in the Eastwell Manor Handicap.