RA Feature awards, 2019

The RA Highveld Feature Season Awards took place place on Saturday evening in the Aquanaut Room at Turffontein Racecourse where both the equine and human achievements during the Gauteng feature season were revealed.

The selection panel was made up of Senior Handicapper Lennon Maharaj, former champion jockey Anthony Delpech,  and currently indisposed rider Gunter Wrogemann.

Emerging superstar Hawwaam has been named Highveld Champion Horse.

Mike de Kock’s stable collected the trophy for the colt’s recent feats at the Racing Association’s Features Season Awards evening at the Aquanaut Room at Turffontein on Saturday.

Hawwaam came away with two additional honours – Champion Three-Year-Old Colt/Gelding and Champion Middle-Distance Horse, while De Kock himself got the Champion Trainer gong.

Over the six months of the Highveld summer and autumn, Hawwaam ran six times for five victories and a second, with smashing performances in the SA Classic and the Premier’s Champions Challenge stamping him as a horse of true class.

Mike was named Trainer of the Season, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum is Champion Owner and Sonke Cacambile (Hawwaam), is champion groom.

Scroll dowm for list of winners.

Diane and Mathew de Kock receiving Hawwaam award from Larry Wainstein.

Diane and Mathew de Kock receiving Hawwaam award from Larry Wainstein.

From left to right: Sonke Cacambile (Hawwaam's groom), Vengi Masawi (Assistant trainer), Charles Louw of Emperors and Mathew de Kock.

From left to right: Sonke Cacambile (Hawwaam’s groom), Vengi Masawi (Assistant trainer), Charles Louw of Emperors and Mathew de Kock.

WINNERS:

Champion 2yo filly.

Basadi Faith

Champion 2yo colt/gelding

Frosted Gold

Champion 3yo filly

Return Flight

Champion 3yo colt/ gelding

Hawwaam

Champion Older Horse

Tilbury Fort

Champion Sprinter

Pacific Trader

Champion Middle Distance Horse

Hawwaam

Champion Stayer

Samurai Warrior

Champion Gauteng Work Rider

Joe Gwingwhiza

Champion Breeder

Wilgerbosdrift

Champion Apprentice

Denis Schwarz

Champion Jockey 

Gavin Lerena

Champion Trainer

Mike de Kock

Champion Groom

Sonke Cacambile

Champion Owner

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum

Champion Horse

Hawwaam

 

 

 

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