The KZN Breeders Association hosted their annual Awards evening at Bellwood Cottages on 25 November.
Recently-elected Chairman Koos de Klerk addressed the visitors at the well attended and very successful event saying, “This is a hard act to follow after the work by Warwick Render.
How well did KZN-breds do? If you look at the National Awards, KZN-breds claimed 7 of the 15 Breeder Awards, which included National Champion Breeders Summerhill Stud, Equus Breeder of the Year St John Gray, champion Dancewiththedevil.
Dancewiththedevil won the award for Horse Of The Year. Her dam Emperor’s Dance, foaled a Jam Alley(AUS) colt at Graystone Stud half an hour before the awards event.
Mogok won Stallion of the Year, with his son The Apache taking home the Awards for Outstanding Middle Distance Male, Outstanding Stayer Male and Outstanding Three Year Old Colt – as well as his daughter Gypsy’s Warning taking home the International Achievement Award on behalf of Rathmor Stud, for her Gr1 performances in the USA over the last season. Gypsy Queen, the dam of Gypsy’s Warning, took home Broodmare Of The Year honours while Miesque’s Approval took home the Stallion Prospect Award – with the Scott Brothers of Highdown Stud having a successful evening with both stallions and The Apache.
Summerhill Stud walked away with Leading Breeder Of The Year after five of their horses won Awards last night, including Pierre Jourdan, Extra Zero, Onehundredacrewood, Arabian Mist and Fisani.
OUTSTANDING 2YO FILLY
OUTSTANDING 2YO COLT
OUTSTANDING SPRINTER FEMALE
OUTSTANDING SPRINTER MALE
OUTSTANDING MIDDLE DISTANCE FEMALE
OUTSTANDING MIDDLE DISTANCE MALE
OUTSTANDING STAYER FEMALE
OUTSTANDING STAYER MALE
OUTSTANDING 3YO FILLY
OUTSTANDING 3YO COLT
OUTSTANDING OLDER FEMALE
OUTSTANDING OLDER MALE
BROODMARE OF THE YEAR
STALLION OF THE YEAR
LEADING BREEDER OF THE YEAR
St John Gray
ANITA AKAL INDUSTRY AWARD
HORSE OF THE YEAR