THE 2015 Racing Association Highveld Feature Season Awards were held on Saturday evening at Turffontein Racecourse.Mike de Kock’s stable lifted the awards for Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (Entisaar, headline photo), Champion Three-Year-old Filly (Majmu) and Champion Sprinter (Alboran Sea).
Diane de Kock with the award for Entisaar, presented by Rob Scott.
Mike congratulated Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who owns Entisaar and Majmu, and the partnership of Mary Slack and Michael Javett (Alboran Sea). “Without the support of my loyal patrons this won’t be possible,” said Mike.
This event, which is hosted by the Racing Association in conjunction with Phumelela Gaming, not only sees accolades given to the very best within the sport of horseracing in South Africa, but also recognises some of the younger players and owners as well as those who do the most for equine welfare.
The voting panel who decided on the outcome of the equine awards consisted of Clyde Basel, Dave Mollett, Jason Dedekind, Patrick Davis, Alistair Cohen and Vee Moodley as Chairman of the panel.
Mike de Kock with the award for Majmu, presented by Peter Naidoo.
Larry Wainstein, Chief Executive of the Racing Association awarded trophies to the following winners in accordance with the decision taken by the panel:
Champion two year old filly:
Champion two year old colt/gelding:
Champion three year old filly:
Champion three year old colt/gelding:
Champion Older Horse:
Wylie Hall (AUS)
Alboran Sea (AUS)
Champion Middle Distance Horse:
Wylie Hall (AUS)
Champion Sand Specialist:
Work Rider of the Season as per the Work Riders’ Series:
The Following Categories were based on a Point System verified by the NHRA:
Champion Apprentice of the Season:
Champion Breeder of the Season:
Champion Jockey of the Season:
Champion Trainer of the Season:
Champion Owner of the Season:
Mr C J H van Niekerk
2015 Horse of the Season:
Wylie Hall (Aus)