Tienie Prinsloo Grabs KZN Victory

Miss Generosity blows them away

Former Northern Cape Champion trainer Tienie Prinsloo got off the mark in his new home province of KwaZulu-Natal on Monday when Richard Fourie steered the super-quick Philanthropist filly Miss Generosity to win the final event on the Hollywoodbets Greyville programme.

Dedicating Miss Generosity’s victory to his former colleague Corrie Lensley, who trained the filly in the Cape, the 47 year old ex-Kimberlite gave Richard Fourie the simple instructions ‘to go down slow and come back fast’, and duly celebrated an important icebreaker, with his wife Elsa on course to enjoy the watershed.

Richard Fourie drives Miss Generosity to victory Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Fourie rode a typically confident race from the widest draw out front, and paying R23-50 for a tote win and over R7 a place, Miss Generosity left the remnants of a part carryover Pick 6 in her wake, as she powered home for Northern Cape owner Johann Liebenberg to beat Noemi by a length in a nippy 57,54 secs.

The win crowned a memorable day for the now Ashburton-based Tienie Prinsloo, who saddled a fifth, fourth and a winner from his quartet of runners.

Tienie Prinsloo and Smit Majela lead the winner in (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

He recalled how he and Elsa stood on the grandstand before the race and she said – “Maybe this is the race that gets our KZN dream under way?”

An emotional Tienie said that he hadn’t won the July – yet – but the win by Miss Generosity felt like a major!

“I am so fortunate also to have a jockey like Richard Fourie on my horses. His agent phoned and I said we’d love to have him aboard. He is such a humble and likeable guy – and a top rider –  a real role model for his profession,”added Tienie.

Tienie told the Sporting Post that he and his wife were ‘loving KZN’.

“We are so thankful for the help and could not have made the move without Gold Circle and the owners who supported us in making the transition. I have trimmed my string down and now have 23 horses with boxes open for more,” said Tienie, as he confirmed that he had sold his house in the Diamond City and was now resident in Pietermaritzburg.

“The training facilities are excellent at Ashburton. And it’s not like Kimberley where the small town environment means that everybody knows everything. We are enjoying the liefstyle and are here to stay. All I need are some more horses. We can’t win races without horses and owners!”he laughed.

Watch the race here

And Tienie is one man who has achieved the near impossible when it comes to doing wonders with limited numbers. He won his champion title in the Northern Cape with a string of just 13 horses!

Tienie is keeping things personalised and competitive and he invited any inquiries to email at: [email protected]

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