Oldlands Stud Named Outstanding Breeder

Rainbow Bridge is Horse Of The Year

The Cape Breeders Awards announcement for the 2020/21 season was broadcast on the Breeding To Win Show on Tellytrack on Sunday evening.

The awards selection panel comprising Jehan Malherbe, Karel Miedema and Mark van Deventer had a tough task with many categories closely matched.

Oldlands Stud’s Barbara Sanne seen with Netta at the Paul Peter Stable recently and with her son, Professor Ian Sanne (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Veteran Barbara Sanne of Oldlands Stud walked away with the Outstanding Breeder award.  From 51 runners Oldlands bred Ambiorix (Gr1 winner), Zarina (Gr1 winner) and Netta (Gr2 winner, Gr1 placed.)

Other nominees in the Outstanding Breeder category were Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein who bred the most stakes winners and won most stakes races, and Alec Foster, who, of the breeders who had 20 runners or more, bred the highest % stakes winners and had highest earnings per runner.

All the winners are listed below:

2YO Colt:

  • Good Traveller (Lammerskraal)

2YO Filly:

  • Desert Miracle (Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein)

3YO Colt:

  • Jet Dark (Drakenstein)

3YO Filly:

  • Captain’s Ransom (Moutonshoek)

Older Male:

  • Rainbow Bridge (Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein)

Older Female:

  • Summer Pudding (Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein)


  • Rio Querari (Normandy)

Middle Distance Horse:

  • Rainbow Bridge (Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein)


  • Malmoos (Varsfontein)

Stallion Of The Year:

  • Gimmethegreenlight

Broodmare Of The Year:

  • Halfway To Heaven (Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein)

Freshman Sire Of The Year:

  • Rafeef (Ridgemont)

Breeder Of The Year:

  • Klawervlei (John Koster)

Horse Of The Year:

  • Rainbow Bridge (Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein)

Outstanding Breeder:

  • Oldlands (Barbara Sanne)

International Horse Of The Year:

  • *Yulong Prince (Varsfontein) formerly raced as Surcharge – won the Gr1 Cantala Stakes

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