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Cape Racing Salutes The Stars

All the winners

The Cape Racing & Breeding Awards for the 2016/17 season were held at a black-tie dinner at the Molenvliet Family Vineyards at Stellenbosch on Wednesday evening.

The Racing Association and the Cape Breeders Club jointly host the annual acknowledgement of the regional champions and star performers in the individual racing and breeding categories.

The 2017 Rising Sun Gold Challenge winner Captain America (Captain Al) and reigning SA Horse Of The Year Legal Eagle (Greys Inn) were  crowned regional Horses Of The Year in the Racing and Breeding sections, respectively.

Highlands stallion Dynasty played a dominant role in the show, with his daughters Bela-Bela, Just Sensual and Lady In Black receiving awards, while his impressive Gr1 winning son Eyes Wide Open and the year older Cape Winter Series winner African Night Sky were also acknowledged.

Vodacom Durban July winning trainer Candice Bass-Robinson received a special achievement award, as did owner Fred Crabbia and his star African Night Sky for winning the Highlands Part of Ridgemont Cape Winter Series. Trainer Brett Crawford’s 6 Gr1 wins also earned him an achievement award.


Captain AmericaCaptain America – Horse Of The Year (Racing)

Cape Racing Awards 2016/17

Juvenile Male

Eyes Wide Open

Juvenile Filly

Magical Wonderland

3YO Male

Edict Of Nantes

3YO Filly

Just Sensual

Older Male

Captain America

Older Female


Sprinter (1000-1200m)

Search Party

Miler (1400-1600m)

Captain America

Whisky Baron

Middle Distance  (1800-2200m)

Whisky Baron

Stayer (2400m and above)


Grooms School Trust Workrider Of The Year

Andile Ndlebe

Champion Apprentice

Craig Bantam

Champion Jockey

Greg Cheyne

Champion Trainer

Justin Snaith

Long Service Award

Brenda Bouwer (NHA) – 25 Years

Achievement Award

Fred Crabbia & African Night Sky – Cape Winter Series Triple Crown

Achievement Award

Brett Crawford – 6 Gr1 wins in season

Achievement Award

Candice Bass-Robinson – Vodacom Durban July winner

Horse Of The Year

Captain America

Owner Of The Year

Mayfair Speculators Pty Ltd

Legal Eagle – Horse Of The Year (Breeders)


Cape Breeders Awards  2016/17

2YO Colt

Sand And Se2YO Colt:

Sand And Sea (Drakenstein)

2YO Filly:

Lady In Black (WJ Engelbrecht Jnr)

3YO Colt:

Edict Of Nantes (Klawervlei)

3YO Filly:

Just Sensual (Klawervlei)

Bull Valley


Bull Valley (Ambiance)

Middle Distance:

Legal Eagle (Avontuur)


Hermoso Mundo (Mauritzfontein)

Older Male:

Legal Eagle (Avontuur)

Older Female:

Carry On Alice (Klawervlei)

Broodmare Of The Year:

Mystic Spring


Stallion Of The Year:


Outstanding New Stallion:

What A Winter

Breeder Of The Year:


Horse Of The Year:

Legal Eagle

Outstanding Breeder:


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