Thursday, 15 August
7:00pm for 7:30pm – 12:00am
Hollywoodbets Kenilworth
Thursday, 15 August
7:00pm for 7:30pm – 12:00am
Hollywoodbets Kenilworth

An Equus Award is the pinnacle of equine achievement in South African horse racing. Saluting excellence and the embedded spirit of horseracing’s finest equine and human athletes.

Categories

Racing Awards

Champion
2 yo colt

Champion
2 yo filly

Champion
3 yo colt

Champion
3 yo filly

Champion
older male

Champion
older filly/mare

Champion
sprinter

Champion
miler

Champion
middle distance horse

Champion
stayer

2023 HOrse of the year winner

PRINCESS CALLA
Flower Alley (USA) x Princess Royal by Captain Al
Trainer: Sean Tarry
Breeder: Maine Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd
Owner: Mr M J A Ferreira

What are the Equus Awards?

The Equus Awards, historically held in August, post the KZN racing season, is an evening of glitz and glamour celebrating the industry champions and stakeholders.

The categories include equine awards, breeders’ awards, and human awards.

The equine categories’ winners are decided by a panel of judges. The esteemed panel is equipped with points tables calculated on the season’s results. The panel uses the tables as a guide in their decision-making. The judges’ panel comprises of seasoned campaigners in the South African horseracing industry.

The human awards’ winners are largely determined by official statistics, according to the NHRA.

The three categories of Equus Media Awards are written material (print and electronic), broadcasting (television and internet), and still photography.

The Equus Awards organizing committee includes representatives of The Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Cape Racing, Gold Circle, and 4Racing.

Categories

Breeding & Human Awards

Champion
Breeder

Champion
Stallion

Champion
Broodmare

Outstanding
Breeder

Outstanding
Stallion

Champion
Apprentice Jockey

Champion
Jockey

Champion
Owner

Outstanding
Trainer

Print Media
Award

Broadcast
Media Award

Still Photography
Media Award

Horse of
the year

Special award to groom of horse of the year

2024 Equus Panel

Graeme Hawkins

(Chair)

Deez Dayanand

Vicky Minott

Nico Kritsiotis

Rouvaun Smit

2024 Media Panel

Tarquin Norval

Liesl King

Alistair Cohen

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