‘Met A Triumph For Racing’ – John Koster

Typical South African diversity on course

Multiple champion breeders Klawervlei enjoyed the distinction of breeding Saturday’s WSB Cape Town Met first and third finishers.

Kommetdieding and Linebacker carried the flag with pride, but Klawervlei boss John Koster told the Sporting Post that the 2022 Cape Town Met was a triumph in so many ways.

Breeder John Koster on the Met winner’s podium with owner Ashwin Reynolds (Pic – Fiona Ramsden)

“It was a triumph for the cheap horse with wings on his feet, the history making Kommetdieding.

“It was a triumph for the charismatic, popular and passionate owner Ashwin Reynolds and his lovely wife Rene.

“It was a triumph for the Crawford and Rix families, both steeped in horse racing tradition as a father/daughter combination. And it was a massive triumph for Thoroughbred racing in general,” said the veteran breeder.

He was thrilled that this combination has brought ‘the people’ back into the game.

“The crowd at Kenilworth was beautiful in its typical South African diversity – all cheering madly, all rejoicing emotionally and all enjoying the moment where ‘David triumphed over Goliath’. Racing needs to pounce now and not miss this opportunity. We must be transparent, disseminate all information and entice new and old back into this wonderful sport  – we have so much to offer. Bring it on!” he concluded.

Have Your Say - *Please Use Your Name & Surname

Comments Policy
The Sporting Post encourages readers to comment in the spirit of enlightening the topic being discussed, to add opinions or correct errors. All posts are accepted on the condition that the Sporting Post can at any time alter, correct or remove comments, either partially or entirely.

All posters are required to post under their actual name and surname – no anonymous posts or use of pseudonyms will be accepted. You can adjust your display name on your account page or to send corrections privately to the EditorThe Sporting Post will not publish comments submitted anonymously or under pseudonyms.

Please note that the views that are published are not necessarily those of the Sporting Post.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments



Popular Posts