|Bridget Oppenheimer is a well
known South African racehorse owner, also known as the 'first lady' of
horse racing in South Africa and even 'Mrs O', and the widow of
prominent South African businessman and one of the world's richest men,
For decades jockeys sporting the distinctive black and yellow silks
around South Africa's many racetracks have been easily recognizable as
those riding for the Oppenheimers. Over the years Bridget Oppenheimer
has seen her horses run in thousands of race and, as such, has numerous
wins and places to her name.
|She has a stud farm
called Mauritzfontein in the old diamond mining town of Kimberley in
South Africa's Northern Cape Province. Mauritzfontein has yielded a good
number of Bridgette Oppenheimer's more successful runners, including
Tigray, Sycamore Fig, Blue-White and Dog Wood.
As a great and long-time supporter of South African horseracing,
Bridgette Oppenheimer has also been associated with many of the
country's best trainers, including Mike de Kock, Steven Page and Charles
Laird, who between them have ensured Bridgette's place in the winner's
circle on many occasions.
Bridgette Oppenheimer was
once famously quoted as saying that 'horseracing is a lot like the
children's game snakes and ladders - you're either on the way up or on
the way down.'
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