THE stars of the 2015/16 South African horseracing season will be acknowledged and honoured at the Equus Awards which will be held at the Convention Centre, Emperors Palace, on Tuesday 16 August.
Exceptional performance on the track across the spectrum of age and sex will be the focus of the glittering black tie event which is hosted by stakeholders representing owners, breeders and the race operators.
Noah From Goa, nominated in the Three-Year-Old Colt Category.
The Equus Committee comprises Larry Wainstein (Chairman), Clyde Basel and Graeme Hawkins while the judges panel included Andrew Harrison, Matthew Lips, Roger Smith, Jay Harrielall, Robert Garner, Graeme Hawkins, Nico Kritsiotis and Larry Wainstein (non-voting chairperson).
The event is scheduled to be covered live on Tellytrack (Dstv 239).
Categories & Nominees:
CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COLT (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL):
Always In Charge, Gunner, Zodiac Ruler
CHAMPION TWO YEAR FILLY (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL):
Cloth Of Cloud, Querari Falcon, The Secret Is Out
CHAMPION THREE YEAR OLD COLT (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL):
Abashiri, It’s My Turn, Marinaresco, Noah From Goa, Rabada,
CHAMPION THREE YEAR OLD FILLY (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL):
Bela-Bela, Juxtapose, Silver Mountain
CHAMPION OLDER MALE (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL):
Only 1 nominee
CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE (DISTANCE IMMATERIAL):
Carry On Alice, Inara, Smart Call
CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000-1200 METRES ; AGE/GENDER IMMATERIAL):
Carry On Alice, Gulf Storm, Red Ray, Talk To The Stars
CHAMPION MILER (1400-1600; AGE/GENDER IMMATERIAL):
Inara, Legal Eagle
CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE (1800-2200 METRES; AGE/GENDER IMMATERIAL):
Legal Eagle, Smart Call
CHAMPION STAYER (2400 METRES UPWARDS; AGE/GENDER IMMATERIAL):
Abashiri, Enaad (Aus)
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
OUTSTANDING STALLION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
OUTSTANDING BREEDER AWARD
MEDIA AWARD – Print
HORSE OF THE YEAR