SHEIKH Hamdan of Dubai’s unbeaten Majmu was voted Champion Two-Year-Old Filly for the 2013/14 season at the Equus Awards banquet held at Emperors Palace on Wednesday night.
Rated 114 – the highest assessment for a two-year-old filly in SA racing history, Majmu won a Listed, Gr 3 and Gr2 feature on the trot, never extended. She had to be withdrawn from the Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship at the end of May due to a virus and has been rested since.
The connections of Variety Club received a Special Achievement Award, also shared the Special International Achievement Award with Vercingetorix – both runners performed with distinction for Mike de Kock in Dubai and Hong Kong this year.
“Well done to Sheikh Hamdan for the Majmu award and congratulations also to Anton Shepherd, a small breeder who produced an international star in Variety Club,”commented Mike.
(Headline Photo): Mike de Kock with Variety Club’s breeder Anton Shepherd, Bob Yearham of Emperors Palace and Joey Ramsden.
Other awards included Horse Of he Year (Legislate), Champion Sprinter (Via Africa) and Champion Jockey (S’Manga Khumalo).
S’Manga Khumalo receives the award for Champion Jockey from Willy Nsele.
The list of winners:
|Champion Two Year Old Colt/ Gelding||Harry’s Son (AUS)|
|Champion Two Year Old Filly||Majmu (AUS)|
|Champion Three Year Old Colt/ Gelding||Legislate|
|Champion Three Year Old Filly||In the Fast Lane|
|Champion Older Male||Yorker|
|Champion Older Filly/Mare||Beach Beauty|
|Champion Sprinter (1000-1200m)||Via Africa|
|Champion Miler (1400-1600m)||Capetown Noir|
|Champion Middle Distance Horse (1800-2200m)||Legislate|
|Champion Stayer (2400m and up)||Hot Ticket|
|Outstanding Breeder||Carl & Amanda De Vos|
|Champion Stallion||Jet Master|
|Champion Broodmare||Star Of Arcole|
|Champion Breeder||Klawervlei Stud|
|Special Achievement||Variety Club|
|Special International Achievement||Variety Club / Vercingetorix|
|Print Media Award||Dave Mollett|
|TV Media Award||Andrew Bonn|
|Apprentice of the Year||Akush Auchuruz|
|Champion Jockey||S’manga Khumalo|
|Champion Trainer||Snaith Racing|
|Owner of the Year||Ingrid & Markus Jooste|
|Horse of the Year||Legislate|