Northern Cape RA Awards
The annual Northern Cape awards took place at the Kimberley Club on Friday 4 August where the following awards were made:
A decision was taken to expand upon the awards from this year and the Racing Association included a two year old category and a three year old category.
Two year olds – Talk Wrench (Owner: Anton Botha and Trainer: Philip Smith)
And Bishop of Bombay (Owner: Mr C J Aucamp and Trainer: Tienie Prinsloo). Bishop of Bombay won the Kimberley Nursery NBT race on 24 July after the decision had been made regarding this category. An award will be made at a racemeeting in Kimberley in the near future to honour the connections. The Racing Association apologises to all winning connections for the oversight.
Three year olds – Rock a Bye Baby (Corrie Lensley, Morgan Pillay, Mrs B M Gadsby and K&K Syndicate – Nominee Mrs K Mahabeer –
Champion Jockey – Muzi Yeni
Champion Trainer – Corrie Lensley
Champion Owner – Francois du Toit
Special Apprentice Award – Mpumelelo Mjoka
This award was started two years ago to honour the champion apprentice in Northern Cape. Mpumelelo was second on the SA apprentice log with a total of 32 winners. He boasts 21 winners at Flamingo Park. He is one of the few apprentices to go overseas and ride a winner in France winning the Longines Future Racing Stars Event. He also managed to achieve winning two races on two continents within a week which is a great achievement.
Champion Horse of the Season – Red Special (Owner: Francois du Toit and Trainer: Stephanie Miller.
Congratulations to all the winners. The Racing Association wishes to thank our Northern Cape patrons for their support throughout the year.