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Trophies to be awarded - Durbanville 14 September

The Racing Association was not able to host events on the Highveld, in the Western and Eastern Cape for the 2020/2021 regional awards due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of the level 3 lockdown and its related restrictions.

They considered it important though to honour the equine and human winners who entertained racing enthusiasts throughout the racing season.

The Western Cape winners are listed below.

Trophies will be  awarded to the winners at Durbanville on 14 September.

Equine winners:

Juvenile Male Of The Year:

Winner : Ambiorix – Owned by Burns Racing (Nom: David Allan), trained by Vaughan Marshall, and bred by Oldlands Stud

Juvenile Filly Of The Year:

Winner : Kailene – Owned by Messrs RG Hampson & RG Philps, Estate late Mr BA Schwegmann & Mr HF Schwegmann, trained by Glen Kotzen and bred by Mr PU van Schoor.

3 Year Old Male Of The Year:  

Winner:  Jet Dark – Owned by Messrs CT Crowe and N Jonsson, trained by Justin Snaith and bred by Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert)

3 Year Old Filly Of The Year:  

Winner:  Captain’s Ransom – Owned by Mrs S Viljoen, trained by Justin Snaith and bred by Moutonshoek

Older Male Of The Year:

Winner:  Rainbow Bridge – Owned by Mr and Mrs M L P Rattray, trained by Eric Sands and bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein

Run Fox Run – older female champion (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Older Female Of The Year:  

Winner:  Run Fox Run – Owned by Ridgemont (Nominee: Mr Wayne Kieswetter), trained by Brett Crawford and bred by Mill Park, Quality TB Joint Venture SA

Champion Sprinter Of The Year:  

Winner:  Rio Querari – Owned by Messrs RD Edmondson & Bryn Ressell & Dr JA Warner, trained by Justin Snaith and bred at Normandy Stud

Champion Miler Of The Year:

Winner:  Rainbow Bridge – Owned by Mr and Mrs M L P Rattray, trained by Eric Sands and bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein

Champion Middle Distance Horse Of The Year:

Winner:  Linebacker – Owned by Mesdames C  Gabler & Jane Truter & Mr K P Truter, trained by Vaughan Marshall, and bred by Klawervlei Stud

Champion Stayer Of The Year:

Winner:  Silver Host – Owned by Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs GA Rupert), Nancy Hossack & Mr M Jonsson,  trained by Justin Snaith and bred by Drakenstein Stud (Nom:  Mrs GA Rupert) 

Horse Of The Year:

Winner:  Rainbow Bridge – Owned by Mr and Mrs M L P Rattray, trained by Eric Sands and bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein

Rainbow Bridge wins Horse Of The Year (Pic-Candiese Lenferna)

Human Winners:

  • WP Grooms School Workrider Of The Year  

Ms E Watkinson

  • Cape Apprentice Of The Year                        

Josh Solomons

  • Cape Jockey Of The Year                              

 Grant van Niekerk

  • Cape Trainer Of The Year                              

 Justin Snaith

  • Acknowledgement Of Achievement Award   

Connections of Kommetdieding Trainer: Harold Crawford/Michelle Rix and Owner Ashwin Reynolds 

  • Owner Of The Year                                       

 Drakenstein Stud (Nom:  Mrs GA Rupert)

This award is not only based on official NHRA stats (excludes all sales/bonus stakes races) but also takes into account the overall contribution to racing in the Western Cape.

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