Kannemeyer Reaches For The Stars

Multiple Group winning trainer Dean Kannemeyer has launched a permanent satellite yard in KwaZulu-Natal. The Western Cape trainer who operates from his home base of Milnerton in the Western Cape has a proud and unparalleled record of winning the Classics and sees the move to the  Clairwood Racecourse stabling complex as a ‘logical strategic step’ to diversify his customer service options and to grow his business in a testing economic climate.
Dean’s Dad Peter, affectionately known as Peekay,  hung up his riding boots in the late sixties and started a family training operation from the very same barn from which Dean still operates today. As an eleven year old Dean rode work with leading lights of the ilk of Garth Puller and Paddy Mcgivern . The young Kannemeyer rode his first Cape Hunt amateur race winner at the age of sixteen, wearing a pair of boots borrowed from Puller. The father and son have trained the winner of every big race in South Africa in over four decades.
At the turn of the century Peekay, who celebrated his 78th birthday two weeks ago, handed over the reins to Dean and the first decade of the new millennium has  seen him remarkably win two Vodacom Durban Julys and a total of seven Guineas, amongst a host of other feature races.
Dean said that he was excited about the opening of his Clairwood satellite yard: “ We have been raiding and supporting Natal racing since 1973 and have had much success and enjoyment up here. The horses thrive in the climate and the summer rainfall and off-season racing  gives us an opportunity to play to our strengths across our string as it provides us with more options when the going is on top during the Cape’s Sizzling Summer Season.”
The Kannemeyer move will add flavour and interest to the KZN off-season and bolster the competitiveness of the racing.  Dean has limited boxes available in both Cape Town and Durban and invited interested parties to contact him at 021 5524505 or email on [email protected]
Issued by www.dkannemeyerracing.com

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