Four CTS graduates win Western Cape awards

Four CTS graduates win Western Cape awards

October 04, 2020 / 27 days ago

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Vardy, Champion Miler. (Wayne Marks)

CTS sales purchases One World, Katak, Vardy and Delta Queen were honoured as the winners in respective categories of the 2019/2020 Western Cape provincial awards this week.

The Racing Association decided not to host an event in the Western Cape for the 2019/2020 provincial awards as a result of Covid-19.

One World was named Champion Older Male of the Year, while the soon to be exported Winter Series winner, Katak, was named Champion Stayer.

Vardy, with a big season behind him, received the award for Champion Miler and Delta Queen was Juvenile Filly Of The Year.

Here is the full list of awards:

Juvenile Male of the Year:

  • Erik The Red – Owned by Varsfontein Stud (Pty) Ltd, (Nom: Mr J S Kalmanson, trained by Justin Snaith and bred by Varsfontein Stud

Juvenile Filly of the Year:

  • Delta Queen – Owned by Khaya Stables (Pty) Limited, trained by Dean Kannemeyer and bred by Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm and Mr and Mrs CA Amm

3 Year old Male of the Year:

  • Golden Ducat – Owned by Mr and Mrs MLP Rattray, trained by Eric Sands and bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein

3 Year old Filly of the Year:

  • Missisippi Burning- Owned by Mr MJA Ferreira, trained by Adam Marcus and bred by Rathmor Stud (Nom: Mr MA McHardy)

Older Male of the Year:

  • One World – Owned by Messrs EA Braun, KP Truter, AJ van Huyssteen and Mrs Jane Truter, trained by Vaughan Marshall and bred by Klawervlei Stud

Older Female of the Year:

  • Clouds Unfold – Owned by Drakenstein Stud (Nominee: Mrs GA Rupert), trained by Candice Bass-Robinson and bred by Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs GA Rupert)

Champion Sprinter of the Year:

  • Russet Air – Owned by Messrs MW Bass, BP Finch, NM Shirtliff and Mrs K Finch, trained by Candice Bass-Robinson and bred at Lammerskraal Stud

Champion Miler of the Year:

  • Vardy – Owned by Messrs B Kantor, GL Blank, J Sarkis and D Yutar, trained by Adam Marcus and Tawny Syndicate

Champion Middle Distance Horse of the Year:

  • Golden Ducat – Owned by Mr and Mrs MLP Rattray, trained by Eric Sands and bred by Wilgerbosdrift and Mauritzfontein

Champion Stayer of the Year:

  • Katak – Owned by Messrs Bryn Ressell, NM Shirtliff and ELP Steyn, trained by Piet Steyn and bred at Highlands Farm Stud (Pty) Ltd

Horse of the Year

Golden Ducat

Human Winners:

WP Grooms’ School Workrider of the Year

  • L Geledu

Groom of the Year

  • Zibuyisile Lucky Jevu

Cape Apprentice of the Year

  • Joshwin Solomons

Cape Jockey of the Year

  • Richard Fourie

Cape Trainer of the Year

  • Justin Snaith

Acknowledgement of Achievement Award

  • Eric Sands

Owner of Year

  • Ridgemont (Nom:  Mr Wayne Kieswetter)

This award is not only based on official NHRA stats (excludes all sales/bonus stakes races) but also takes into account the overall contribution to racing in the Western Cape.