Racing News 4.9.2017 11:23 am

Clear Sailing takes East Cape honours

TOP AWARD. Trainer Alan Greeff (left) receives the trophy from Clyde Basel for Clear Sailing who among other awards, was named Horse Of The Year in the Eastern Cape. Picture: Pauline Herman

TOP AWARD. Trainer Alan Greeff (left) receives the trophy from Clyde Basel for Clear Sailing who among other awards, was named Horse Of The Year in the Eastern Cape. Picture: Pauline Herman

Trainer Alan Greeff receives the trophy from Clyde Basel for Clear Sailing who among other awards, was named Horse Of The Year in the Eastern Cape.

The Racing Association Eastern Cape Chapter, in conjunction with Phumelela, presented the region’s annual awards for the 2016/2017 racing season at a gala dinner at Fairview Racecourse on Saturday night.

The winners were:

CHAMPION TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY: QUEEN FOREVER (Owners Messrs C G & L F Scribante)

CHAMPION TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT/GELDING: KIMBERLY STAR (Messrs C G & L F Scribante)

CHAMPION THREE-YEAR- OLD FILLY: BEATABOUTTHE- BUSH (Mr & Mrs A C Greeff, Messrs C G & L F Scribante)

CHAMPION THREE-YEAR- OLD COLT/GELDING: GIMME THE STARS (Messrs Bryn Ressell, F H McGrath, M C Wright)

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/ MARE: CLEAR SAILING (Dr G Baitz & Mr C Baitz)

CHAMPION OLDER HORSE/GELDING: NORMANZ (Mayfair Speculators (PTY) Ltd, Nom: Mr D Brugman)

CHAMPION SPRINTER: CLEAR SAILING (Dr G Baitz & Mr C Baitz)

CHAMPION STAYER: KING- STON MINES (RMA Parker, G Thomson, MF De Kock, LM Nestadt, AH Parker, Danika Stud (Nom: RA Bartle ), Milkwood Stud (Nom: IG Robertson), Wick- low P/Ship (Nom: Mr RCB Price))

CHAMPION POLY TRACK FILLY/MARE: CONQUERING QUEEN (Mr EJ Phillips)

CHAMPION POLY TRACK COLT/GELDING: INVITING LILY (Mayfair Speculators (Nom: Mr D Brugman))

CHAMPION JOCKEY: MR G CHEYNE

CHAMPION TRAINER: MR A C GREEFF

CHAMPION APPRENTICE:MR L HEWITSON

CHAMPION OWNER: MAYFAIR SPECULATORS (Nom: MR D BRUGMAN)

EASTERN CAPE HORSE OF THE YEAR: CLEAR SAILING

SPECIAL AWARDS
LOCAL RIDER: Mr L Mxothwa WORK RIDER: Mr TD Baase GROOM: Mr TD Baase SERVICE TO RA JUDGING

PANEL: Mr M Jones
LIFE TIME SERVICE: Mr H Badenhorst (24 years as a professional jockey; 24 years working for Phumelela, course manager)

SA RECORD HOLDER 1000M: SCANDAL (FN Englizakis, D Fleis- chman and F van Wyk)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVE- MENT: MR T GOULD (4 winners, June 16 2017)

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