Previous Equus Awards Winners

2020-21 Winners

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Rainbow Bridge

CHAMPION 2YO FILLY
Rain In Holland (Duke of Marmalade)

CHAMPION 2YO COLT
Good Traveller (Visionaire)

CHAMPION 3YO FILLY
War Of Athena (Act Of War)

CHAMPION 3YO COLT
Jet Dark (Trippi)

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE
Summer Pudding (Silvano)

CHAMPION OLDER MALE
Rainbow Bridge (Ideal World)

CHAMPION SPRINTER
Rio Querari (Querari)

CHAMPION MILER
Jet Dark (Trippi)

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE (1800-2200m)
Rainbow Bridge (Ideal World)

CHAMPION STAYER (2400m & up)
Nebraas (Vercingetorix)

CHAMPION BROODMARE
Halfway To Heaven (Mary Slack & Jessica Jell)

CHAMPION STALLION
Gimmethegreenlight

CHAMPION BREEDERS
Klawervlei Stud

OUTSTANDING BREEDER
Oldlands Stud

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Varsfontein Stud (Yulong Prince – Gr1 Cantala S. in Australia)

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Kyle Strydom

CHAMPION JOCKEY
Lyle Hewitson

CHAMPION TRAINER
Justin Snaith

OWNER OF THE YEAR
Suzette Viljoen

GROOM OF THE YEAR – Special Award
Dumasani Bonani

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Graeme Hawkins

2019-20 Winners

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Summer Pudding

CHAMPION 2YO FILLY
Anything Goes (Var)

CHAMPION 2YO COLT
Tempting Fate (Master Of My Fate)

CHAMPION 3YO FILLY
Summer Pudding (Silvano)

CHAMPION 3YO COLT
Got The Greenlight (Gimmethegreenlight)

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE
Celtic Sea (Captain Al)

CHAMPION OLDER MALE
One World (Captain Al)

CHAMPION SPRINTER
Russet Air (What A Winter)

CHAMPION MILER
Vardy (Var)

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE (1800-2200m)
Got The Greenlight (Gimmethegreenlight)

CHAMPION STAYER (2400m & up)
n/a

CHAMPION BROODMARE
Halfway To Heaven (Mary Slack & Jessica Jell)

OUTSTANDING BREEDER
Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein

CHAMPION STALLION
Silvano

CHAMPION BREEDERS
Klawervlei Stud

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Mary Slack

GROOM OF THE YEAR – Special Award
Patrick Mankwe

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Luke Ferraris

CHAMPION JOCKEY
Warren Kennedy

CHAMPION TRAINER
Sean Tarry

OWNER OF THE YEAR
Chris van Niekerk

2018-19 Winners

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Do It Again

CHAMPION 2YO FILLY
Gabor

CHAMPION 2YO COLT
Got The Greenlight

CHAMPION 3YO FILLY
Celtic Sea

CHAMPION 3YO COLT
Hawwaam

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE
Oh Susanna (AUS)

CHAMPION OLDER MALE
Do It Again

CHAMPION SPRINTER
Kasimir

CHAMPION MILER
Do It Again

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE (1800-2200m)
Do It Again

CHAMPION STAYER (2400m & up)
Magnificent Seven

CHAMPION BROODMARE
Halfway To Heaven

OUTSTANDING BREEDER
Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs GA Rupert)

CHAMPION STALLION
Silvano

CHAMPION BREEDERS
Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Luke Ferraris

CHAMPION JOCKEY
Lyle Hewitson

CHAMPION TRAINER
Sean Tarry

OWNER OF THE YEAR
Chris van Niekerk

2017-18 Winners

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Oh Susanna

CHAMPION 2YO COLT
Soqrat

CHAMPION 2YO FILLY
Return Flight

CHAMPION 3YO COLT
Do It Again

CHAMPION 3YO FILLY
Oh Susanna

CHAMPION OLDER MALE
Legal Eagle

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE
Nother Russia

CHAMPION SPRINTER
Will Pays

CHAMPION MILER
Legal Eagle

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE
Oh Susanna

CHAMPION STAYER
It’s My Turn

CHAMPION STALLION
Silvano

CHAMPION BROODMARE
Strawberry Lane

CHAMPION BREEDER
Klawervlei Stud

OUTSTANDING BREEDER
Northfields Stud

CHAMPION APPRENTICE
Lyle Hewitson

CHAMPION JOCKEY
Lyle Hewitson

CHAMPION OWNER
Drakenstein Stud

CHAMPION TRAINER
Justin Snaith

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Lyle Hewitson
Anton Marcus
Mike de Kock

2016-17 Winners

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Legal Eagle

CHAMPION 2YO COLT:
Mustaaqeem

CHAMPION 2YO FILLY:
Lady In Black

CHAMPION 3YO COLT:
Edict Of Nantes

CHAMPION 3YO FILLY:
Just Sensual

CHAMPION OLDER MALE:
Legal Eagle

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE:
Carry On Alice

CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000 – 1200m; age/gender immaterial):
Carry On Alice

CHAMPION MILER (1400 – 1600; age/gender immaterial):
Legal Eagle

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE (1800 – 2200; age/gender immaterial):
Whisky Baron

CHAMPION STAYER (2400m and up; age/gender immaterial):
Hermoso Mundo

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BREEDER AWARDS:

STALLION OF THE YEAR
Silvano

OUTSTANDING STALLION
Dynasty

BROODMARE OF THE YEAR
Mystic Spring

BREEDERS OF THE YEAR
Klawervlei

OUTSTANDING BREEDER
Varsfontein

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INDIVIDUAL AWARDS:

CHAMPION APPRENTICE
Lyle Hewitson

CHAMPION JOCKEY
Anthony Delpech

CHAMPION OWNER (stakes earned)
Mayfair Speculators

CHAMPION TRAINER (stakes earned)
Sean Tarry

INDUSTRY MERIT AWARD
Mike de Kock

2015-16 Winners

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Legal Eagle

CHAMPION 2YO COLT
Always In Charge

CHAMPION 2YO FILLY
Cloth Of Cloud

CHAMPION 3YO COLT
Marinaresco

CHAMPION 3YO FILLY
Bela-Bela

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE
Smart Call

CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000-1200m)
Talktothestars

CHAMPION MILER (1400-1600m)
Legal Eagle

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE (1800-2200m)
Smart Call

CHAMPION STAYER (2400m)
Enaad (Aus)

CHAMPION OLDER MALE
Legal Eagle

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT Award
Ormond Ferraris
Illuminator – Glen Puller, Frances Carruthers & Ian Robinson
Inara – Mike Bass, Gaynor Rupert, Ross Fuller & Kevin Sommerville
Abashiri – Mike Azzie & Adriaan and Rika Van Vuuren

CHAMPION STALLION
Trippi

CHAMPION BROODMARE
Our Table Mountain (dam of Cloth of Cloud & equus nominee Silver Mountain)

CHAMPION BREEDER
Summerhill Stud

Outstanding BROODMARE
Young Sensation

Exceptional BROODMARE Achievement
Mystic Spring

Outstanding BREEDER Award
Lammerskraal Stud

MEDIA Award – Print
Charles Faull

CHAMPION APPRENTICE
Callan Murray

CHAMPION JOCKEY
S’manga Khumalo

CHAMPION TRAINER
Sean Tarry

CHAMPION OWNER
Ingrid & Markus Jooste – Mayfair Speculators Pty Ltd

2014-15 Winners

CHAMPION 2YO COLT
Seventh Plain

CHAMPION 2YO FILLY
Entisaar (AUS)

CHAMPION 3YO COLT
French Navy

CHAMPION 3YO FILLY
Alboran Sea (AUS)

CHAMPION OLDER MALE
Futura

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE
Hammie’s Hooker

CHAMPION SPRINTER
Captain Of All

CHAMPION MILER
Legislate

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE
Futura

CHAMPION STAYER
Wild One

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Piere Strydom

CHAMPION STALLION
Captain Al

CHAMPION BROODMARE
Si Senorita

CHAMPION BREEDER
Klawervlei Stud

OUTSTANDING STALLION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dynasty

OUTSTANDING BREEDER AWARD
Highlands Farm Stud

MEDIA AWARDS
Print – Michael Clower
Television – Kevin Harris

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Craig Zackey

CHAMPION JOCKEY
Gavin Lerena

CHAMPION TRAINER
Sean Tarry

OWNER OF THE YEAR
Mrs I & Mr MJ Jooste

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Futura

2013-14 Winners

CHAMPION 2yo COLT
Harry’s Son (AUS)

CHAMPION 2yo FILLY
Majmu (AUS)

CHAMPION 3yo COLT
Legislate

CHAMPION 3yo FILLY
In The Fast Lane

CHAMPION OLDER MALE
Yorker

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE
Beach Beauty

CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000-1200)
Via Africa

CHAMPION MILER (1400-1600)
Capetown Noir

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE (1400-2200)
Legislate

CHAMPION STAYER (2400 and up)
Hot Ticket

CHAMPION STALLION
Jet Master

CHAMPION BROODMARE
Star Of Arcole (Mr and Mrs Carl de Vos)

CHAMPION BREEDER
Klawervlei Stud

Breeder Award – OUTSTANDING STALLION ACHIEVEMENT
Dynasty (Highlands Stud)

Breeder Award – EXCEPTIONAL INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
Variety Club (Beaumont Stud)
Vercingetorix (Maine Chance)

Breeder Award – BREEDER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Mr and Mrs Carl de Vos

MEDIA AWARDS
Print – David Mollett
Television – Andrew Bon

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Akash Aucharuz

CHAMPION JOCKEY
S’Manga Khumalo

CHAMPION TRAINER
Justin Snaith

OWNER OF THE YEAR
Ingrid and Markus Jooste

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Legislate

2012-13 Winners

CHAMPION 2yo COLT
Kochka

CHAMPION 2yo FILLY
Along Came Polly

CHAMPION 3yo COLT
Vercingetorix

CHAMPION 3yo FILLY
Cherry On The Top

CHAMPION OLDER MALE
Variety Club

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE
Beach Beauty

CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000-1200)
What a Winter

CHAMPION MILER (1400-1600)
Variety Club

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE (1400-2200)
Heavy Metal

CHAMPION STAYER (2400 and up)
Jeppe’s Reef

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Shea Shea

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Chris van Niekerk
Snaith Racing Stables

CHAMPION STALLION
Silvano (Maine Chance Farms)

CHAMPION BROODMARE
Akinfeet (Lammerskraal Stud)

CHAMPION BREEDER
Summerhill Stud

OUTSTANDING STALLION ACHIEVEMENT
Judpot (Varsfontein Stud)

BREEDER AWARD – EXCEPTIONAL INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
Shea Shea (Klawervlei)

MEDIA AWARDS
Print – David Thiselton
Television – Jimmy Lithgow

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Nooresh Juglall

CHAMPION JOCKEY
Piere Strydom

CHAMPION TRAINER
Mike de Kock

OWNER OF THE YEAR
Ingrid and Markus Jooste

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Variety Club

2011-12 Winners

CHAMPION 2yo COLT
Soft Falling Rain

CHAMPION 2yo FILLY
All is Secret

CHAMPION 3yo COLT
Variety Club

CHAMPION 3yo FILLY
Princess Victoria

CHAMPION OLDER MALE
What a Winter

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE
Igugu

CHAMPION SPRINTER
What a Winter

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE
Variety Club

CHAMPION STAYER
In Writing

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Variety Club

Special Achievement Award
Diane de Kock

Champion Stallion
Jet Master

Champion Broodmare
Golden Apple

Champion Breeder
Summerhill Stud

Breeder Award – Exceptional International Achievement
Maine Chance

Breeder of the year Award
Maine Chance

Workrider Award
Abram Makhobo

Media Awards
Print – David Thiselton
Television – Andrew Bon

Apprentice of the Year
Nooresh Juglall

Champion Jockey
Anton Marcus

Champion Trainer
Michael de Kock

Owners of the Year
Ingrid and Markus Jooste

2010-11 Winners

CHAMPION 2yo FILLY
Princess Victoria

CHAMPION 2yo COLT/GELDING
Delago Deluxe

CHAMPION 3yo FILLY
Igugu

CHAMPION 3yo COLT/GELDING
The Apache

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE (4yo and older)
Dancewiththedevil

CHAMPION OLDER MALE (4yo and older)
Past Master

CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000m-1200m)
Val de Ra

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE(1400m-2200m)
Igugu

CHAMPION STAYER (2400m and further)
Aslan

CHAMPION STALLION
Jet Master (Mr & Mrs Devine)

OUTSTANDING STALLION ACHIEVEMENT
Captain Al (Klawervlei)

BROODMARE OF THE YEAR
Sunshine Lover (Mr W J Engelbrecht)

BREEDER OF THE YEAR
Graystone Stud (Mr S D Gray)

BREEDER AWARD:  Exceptional International Achievement &
EQUUS AWARD:  International Achievement
JJ the Jet Plane (Breeder Mr Devine)
Gypsy’s Warning (Breeder Rathmor Stud)

CHAMPION BREEDER
Summerhill Stud

WORK RIDER AWARDS:
Bizu Mjokwa – Western Cape
Abram Makhuba – Gauteng

MEDIA AWARD Print
Robyn Louw

MEDIA AWARD Television
Aiden Lithgow

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT
Ronnie Napier

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
JP van der Merwe

CHAMPION JOCKEY
Anton Marcus

CHAMPION TRAINER
Mike de Kock

OWNER OF THE YEAR
Ingrid & Markus Jooste

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Igugu

2009-10 Winners

CHAMPION 2yo OLD FILLY
Mahbooba

CHAMPION 2yo COLT/GELDING
Link Man

CHAMPION 3yo FILLY
Here To Win

CHAMPION 3yo COLT/GELDING
Irish Flame

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE (Four-year-old and older)
Mother Russia

CHAMPION OLDER MALE (4yo and older)
J J The Jet Plane

CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000m-1200m)
J J The Jet Plane

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE(1400m-2200m)
Bold Silvano

CHAMPION STAYER (2400m and further)
Irish Flame

SPECIAL  EQUUS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Hear The Drums

CHAMPION STALLION
Jet Master – Mr and Mrs Devine

OUTSTANDING STALLION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Dynasty

BROODMARE OF THE YEAR
Stormsvlei (ZANDVLIET STUD & OUT OF AFRICA STUD)

BREEDER OF THE YEAR
Ascot Stud and Normandy  Stud

BREEDER AWARD:  Exceptional International Achievement &
EQUUS AWARD:  International Achievement
Lizards Desire 
(Breeder – Albert Boshoff)

CHAMPION BREEDER
Summerhill Stud

WORK RIDER AWARDS:
John Nel – Gauteng
Andile (Shorty) Ndongo
 – Western Cape

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
Aldo Domeyer

CHAMPION JOCKEY
Anton Marcus

CHAMPION TRAINER
Mike de Kock

OWNER OF THE YEAR
Ingrid and Markus Jooste

HORSE OF THE YEAR
Irish Flame

Awards Criteria – up to 2021

Champion 2 Year Old Colt

Distance immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Champion 2 Year Old Filly

Distance immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Champion 3 Year Old Colt

Distance immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Champion 3 Year Old Filly

Distance immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Champion Older Male

Distance immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Champion Older Filly/Mare

Distance immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Champion Sprinter

1000-1200; age/gender immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Champion Miler

1400-1600; age/gender immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Champion Middle Distance Horse

1800-2200; age/gender immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Champion Stayer

2400 and up; age/gender immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Awards Criteria – up to 2021

Champion Breeder

For the breeder of the horses who have won the most stakes in the year – excluding restricted races.

Champion Stallion

The stallion whose progeny have won the most stakes in a year – excluding restricted races.

Champion Broodmare

Only broodmares who bred a Graded stakes winner in the past season are considered. Preference will be given to a broodmare that has produced: Very high quality stock & more than one stakes winner. Any other relevant consideration may be taken into account, including her lifetime record.

Outstanding Stallion

Only given if warranted in any year. An award for exceptional achievement as a stallion. Although conceivable that the Champion Stallion may also win this award, it will only occur in exceptional circumstances. This award contemplates to recognise: A stallion that has burst onto the scene in a very exceptional manner; or a stallion that has sired a horse or horses of exceptional ability; or a stallion that has produced an unusual array of very high class horses; or for exceptional achievement as a broodmare sire. Any other relevant consideration may be taken into account.

Outstanding Breeder

Award for the most outstanding breeder of the year having regard to the: quality of the racehorses produced (graded stakes winners in particular); average earnings per runner; and any other factor that may reflect favourably on the breeder. All breeders will be considered on an equal footing, meaning that average earnings per runner or quality of stock rather than total stakes.

Outstanding International Achievement Award

Only given if an SA-bred horse has met the criteria during the season (an international Grade 1 win). This award is for exceptional merit and will only be granted if warranted. Only a Grade 1 win will justify the granting of this award.

Champion Apprentice Jockey

Based on number of wins in SA – including restricted races.

Champion Owner

Based on stakes earned – excluding restricted races.

Champion Jockey

Based on number of wins in SA – including restricted races.

Champion Trainer

Based on stakes earned – excluding restricted races.

Media Awards

Written / Broadcast / Photographic. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Special Achievement Award

Only given if warranted. At the discretion of the voting panel.

Horse Of The Year

Distance, age & gender immaterial. At the discretion of the voting panel.