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Finish in sight for horse trainer in race row

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Finish in sight for horse trainer in race row

A KZN racehorse owner and trainer first took Gold Circle to court on an allegation of racism in 2008

Senior reporter

After several legal hurdles, a KwaZulu-Natal horse trainer’s unfair discrimination case against betting giant Gold Circle (Pty) Ltd will come full circle when it is heard in the Durban Equality Court after a decade-long battle.

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Monday ruled that Anil Maharaj’s allegation of racism must be heard in the Equality Court.

Maharaj’s legal battles against Gold Circle began in 2008 when he first took it to the Equality Court for unfair discrimination against him on racial grounds when the betting giant refused to renew his lease for stables and approve his application for funds from the transformation fund, which Gold Circle was statutorily required to ringfence for previously disadvantaged persons operating in the horseracing industry...

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