Congratulations to the Scott Bros who cleaned up at our KZN Breeders Awards on Friday, 2 December 2016 at Bellwood.
Talktothestars took home Outstanding Older Male, Outstanding Sprinter Male and KZN Breeders Horse Of The Year, whilst his dam Tellitothestars, a producer of four winners with 18 wins between them, was voted KZN Breeders Broodmare Of The Year.
Summerhill followed suit, with our National Champion Breeder taking Leading KZN Breeder and five other awards for Rabada, Heaps Of Fun and Arch Rival.
Congratulations to Anton Procter, who dominated the juvenile awards with Misty Birnam and Dawn Calling – which earned Anton Procter the award for Outstanding Breeders Achievement. Anton advised that Misty Birnam, a handsome grey son of Toreador out of a Verglas mare, has been sold for $150 000 to Hong Kong.
Mike Benson of Kjell Foundation picked up two awards for the daughter of Kahal and Salaam, Kwinta. Kwinta is a full sister to the outstanding sisters Eastern Greeting and Kalaam, what an incredible mare Salaam has been for the Bensons and congratulations to Mike on a great achievement.
Special Awards went to Alan and Vera Sutherland for Lifetime Achievement, whilst Ken Twort, the breeder of dual Gr3 winner Viking Hero this past season, earned the Anita Akal Industry Award.
Not surprisingly, Kahal won Stallion Of The Year once more – he remains consistently in the top 4 on the National Sires Log and his beautifully-bred daughter Intergalactic “threw her name in to the hat” for next years KZN Breeders Awards, after winning the Gr2 Ipi Tombe Challenge for owner Chris Van Niekerk, and trainer Sean Tarry.
A full list of winners is below:-
A very big thank you to all of our sponsors who made the evening possible, and especially to Gold Circle for their technical assistance and sponsorship, Graeme Hawkins as an outstanding Master Of Ceremonies, Lorraine De Klerk and Lola Crawford for the beautiful flowers, and Delia Le Roux for assisting on the evening and everyone else involved.
The KZN Breeders Awards will be televised on Winning Ways, (Channel 239) this coming Monday evening, whilst Talktothestars will be featured in “Racing News” after Breeding To Win, on Sunday, 4 December at 9pm.
View the winners and photos from the evening at the following link.
KZN Breeders Series
The entries have opened for the KZN Breeders Series of eight races for R200 000 each, which takes place on our KZN Breeders Race Day, to be held on Sunday 25 June 2017 at Greyville. An additional supplementary date has been added this year. Please note the relevant dates if you wish to enter – a link with the entry form is attached below.
For more information about the entries and the points allocated, visit the following link.
A very big thank you to the owners and trainers who support our special “Proudly KZN” day each year, last year saw us receive a record of over 900 entries!
Please note the supplementary entry dates and fees:
Pre Entries close Tuesday, 6 December 2016 at 16:00 Fee: R57 (Fee R50 + Vat R7)
Supplementary Entries close Friday, 21 April 2017 at 16:00 Fee: R2280 (Fee R2000 + Vat R280)
Final Supplementary Entries close Thursday, 15 June 2017 at 11:00 Fee: R11400 (Fee R10000 + Vat R1400)
Download Your Entry Form Here
A hearty congratulations to Jenny and Peter Blyth of Clifton Stud on Bezanova’s incredible win the Gr2 Victory Moon Stakes. His sire Bezrin recently relocated to Cathy and Jonathan Martin’s Hadlow Stud, and Bezrin is enjoying a current winners to runners percentage of over 22%, a bit higher than some of the leading sires in the country.
Bezanova’s dam Ananova has visited Bush Hill Stud’s Flying The Flag this past season.
Yellow Star Stud’s Kildonan also enjoyed recent success with his daughter Beach Goddess, winning the Lasserfaire Listed for trainer Brett Crawford. The next day, Yellow Star’s own home-bred Ogilvy by Kildonan, came home to a shock win from just three starts at 100/1 on the Polytrack at Greyville, and Robert Mauvis’ three year old filly, Vision To Kill, is currently unbeaten in her first two starts!
Kildonan has had four winners in a matter of 12 days.
The recent CTS Ready To Run Sale saw Summerhill and Backworth Stud top the lots from the KZN progeny on sale. Summerhill Stud sold a handsome Visionaire colt for R550 000, whilst Balmoral sold a Backworth-bred Var filly for R475 000 to Mayfair Speculators.
Young sires such as Await The Dawn, saw an outstanding colt from the immediate dam line of Abashiri reach R360 000, whilst Linngari sold a colt for R320 000 from a Gr1 winning European family.
Well done to everyone concerned and wishing you all a safe and festive holiday season ahead.
See you at the races!