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Zimbabwe Racing Awards

Zimbabwe Awards Honour Roll

Zimbabwe Awards Honour Roll

KZN based trainer Alyson Wright followed up on her Equus Award for Champion two-year-old Kochka, by landing two awards at the Zimbabwe Racing Awards last Friday evening, with her Second Empire gelding A King Is Born, who was named Horse Of The Year.

It has been a great year so far for Wright. She had only one Super Saturday runner at the end of our last season, and celebrated her first South African Gr1 winner on the day, when Glen Hatt steered Kochka to a glorious win in the R600 000 Gr1 Premier’s Champion Stakes.

After being sent up to Zimbabwe from Summerveld in the Autumn, A King Is Born won Zimbabwe’s biggest race, the Castle Tankard over 2 000m, before finishing third from a wide draw in the Gr2 OK Grand Challenge and then winning The Gr3 Republic Day Cup over 1 900m. He was also named Champion Older Male. A King Is Born was bred by Klawervlei Stud and is out of the Model Man mare, Child Model.

Alyson’s mother Penny and brother, Alistair Fisher, helped prepare A King Is Born for the big races and Penny accepted the awards in Alyson’s absence. The Awards were held at the Borrowdale racecourse in the Ipi Tombe Bar.

Horse Of The Year Trophy handover

Horse Of The Year Trophy received by Penny Fisher (Gavin Mcleod)

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