The second edition of the Epukiro Horse Racing Independence Competition will take place at Okovimburu in the Omaheke Region on 30 March.
Epukiro Horse Racing Club chairperson Iritjiua Murangi told Nampa on Wednesday they have set aside N$40,000 for the hosting of the competition.
“This is one of the more respected sports competitions in our constituency and we have big numbers of horses from various horse racing clubs competing,” he said.
Horses from Botswana will also feature in this year’s competition, as well as seasonal horses like Von Trotha, General, Freedom Fighter, Katjutju and Suide Maak Vrede.
“We are expecting young horses from Rona and Hiskia Karumendu to bring excitement to the competition as well,” said Murangi.
The registration fee is N$250 for Nambred horses and N$ 300 for thoroughbred horses.
A football match between Epukiro Masters and Okakarara Old Bones will keep the crowd entertained before the races start at 12h00 on the Saturday.
Professor and Freedom Fighter won the main races last year.