n Cabo - The Springbok Cup

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0379-4830


An elaborately worked silver item inscribed 'Springbok Cup, October 1866', was remembered from my childhood and accepted as part of our environment. When it became mine, on the death of my mother, whose property it had been, my interest in its history was thoroughly aroused. I then wished I had asked questions before there was nobody to supply the answers. Vague tales of its being all that remained of a horse racing venture that had gone awry lay at the back of my mind - so it been talked of at some time. But which of my maternal forebears had been involved, and when and where, eluded me - if indeed I had ever known.

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