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BRAVE Mary, a R40,000 purchase from the CTS Ready To Run Sale in 2016, was voted Horse of the Year at the annual KZN Breeders Awards that took place at Fordoun Hotel and Spa in Nottingham Road.

Brave Mary, originally bought by Green Street Bloodstock and trained by Paul Matchett,was a facile winner of the Grade 1 Alan Robertson Championship.

She was since bought by Team Valor International and is being exported to France.

The award winners are:

CHAMPION 2YO FILLY – sponsored by Piemonte Stud: Brave Mary
CHAMPION 2YO COLT – sponsored by THE EQUINE GROUP: Zodiac Jack
CHAMPION 3YO FILLY – sponsored by CHOICE CARRIERS: Anna Pavlova
CHAMPION 3YO COLT – sponsored by Equifeeds: Matador Man
CHAMPION SPRINTER FEMALE – sponsored by Odds On Colours: Anna Pavlova
CHAMPION SPRINTER MALE – sponsored by Flying The Flag : Talktothestars
CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE FEMALE – sponsored by TRM: Intergalactic
CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE MALE – sponsored by Crusade: Matador Man
CHAMPION STAYER MALE AND FEMALE – sponsored by Hughcor: The Elmo Effect
CHAMPION OLDER FEMALE – sponsored by Gold Circle: Intergalactic
CHAMPION OLDER MALE – sponsored by Epol Horse Feeds: Talktothestars
BROODMARE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Gold Circle: Mary Lou
STALLION OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Thoroughbred Breeders Association: Kahal
BREEDERS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – sponsored by Summerhill Stud: Bruce Le Roux
LEADING BREEDER OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Almiray Vet Practice: Summerhill Stud
SPECIAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – sponsored by Spurwing Horse Feeds: Anton and Judy Procter
HORSE OF THE YEAR – sponsored by Gold Circle: Brave Mary