Alcazaba, the Queen of Little England, proved her worth as she, together with Jockey J. Chinoy, claimed the RTC Magic Million Cup, the headliner of the day, at the RTC Magic Million Cup Raceday 2021 worked off at the Nuwara Eliya racecourse on Saturday.
Crowned champion of numerous events at previous racedays, Alcazaba was back at her best as she thundered her way to beat top contenders in the likes of Western Wind, Meheran, Areca Wonder, to clinch the race comprehensively. Spirited Touch finished second with Jockey Aneel while last weekend’s Governor’s Cup winner, Western Wind had to settle for third together with Jockey Vivek.
The raceday was attended by only the owners, trainers, jockeys, officials and organisers, numbering to nearly 100 in total, as a safety measure after the sudden surge of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. (Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana)