Cape's best awarded in Stellenbosch

Cape's best awarded in Stellenbosch

CTS News

THE Cape Racing & Breeding Awards for the 2016/17 season were held at the Molenvliet Family Vineyards at Stellenbosch on Wednesday evening. 

The long list of awards included Achievement Awards to Brett Crawford for his six Gr1 winners during the season, and Candice Bass-Robinson for saddling the Durban July winner, Marinaresco.

Juvenile Male

Eyes Wide Open

Juvenile Filly

Magical Wonderland

3YO Male

Edict Of Nantes

3YO Filly

Just Sensual

Older Male

Captain America

Older Female


Sprinter (1000-1200m)

Search Party

Miler (1400-1600m)

Captain America

Middle Distance  (1800-2200m)

Whisky Baron

Stayer (2400m and above)


Grooms School Trust Workrider Of The Year

Andile Ndlele

Champion Apprentice

Craig Bantam

Champion Jockey

Greg Cheyne

Champion Trainer

Justin Snaith

Long Service Award

Brenda Bouwer (NHA) – 25 Years

Achievement Award

Fred Crabbia & African Night Sky – Cape Winter Series Triple Crown

Achievement Award

Brett Crawford – 6 Gr1 wins in season

Achievement Award

Candice Bass-Robinson – Vodacom Durban July winner

Horse Of The Year

Captain America

Owner Of The Year

Mayfair Speculators Pty Ltd

2YO Colt

Sand And Sea

2YO Filly:

Lady In Black (WJ Engelbrecht Jnr)

3YO Colt:

Edict Of Nantes (Klawervlei)

3YO Filly:

Just Sensual (Klawervlei)


Bull Valley (Ambiance)

Middle Distance:

Legal Eagle (Avontuur)


Hermoso Mundo (Mauritzfontein)

Older Male:

Legal Eagle (Avontuur)

Older Female:

Carry On Alice (Klawervlei)

Broodmare Of The Year:

Mystic Spring

Stallion Of The Year:


Outstanding New Stallion:

What A Winter

Breeder Of The Year:


Horse Of The Year:

Legal Eagle

Outstanding Breeder:


Photo: Brett Crawford and Lance Sherrell receive Captain America's trophy for Horse Of The Year from Vidrik Thurling. (Waune Marks).