Tuesday, 9 August 2011
: Nominations have been released for the Equus Awards, South African racing's "Night of the Oscars" honouring the equine and human achievements for the 2010/2011 season.
Photo by Gold Circle
The awards will be presented on August 11.
The nominees in each category are:-
2011 EQUUS AWARDS
CHAMPION 2YO FILLY: Amanee/Hidden Beauty/Princess Victoria/Trinity House
CHAMPION 2YO COLT/GELDING: Delago Deluxe
/ Fighting Warrior/Potala Palace
CHAMPION 3YO FILLY: Ebony Flyer/Igugu
CHAMPION 3YO COLT/GELDING: English Garden/ Shea Shea/Solo Traveller/The Apache/What a Winter
CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE: Dancewiththedevil/Mother Russia/Val de Ra
CHAMPION OLDER MALE: Past Master/Happy Landing
CHAMPION SPRINTER: August Rush/Shea Shea/ Val de Ra/ What a Winter
CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE: Dancewiththedevil/ Igugu/ Mother Russia/ Past Master/The Apache
CHAMPION STAYER: Aslan/Grey Cossack/ Ilsanpietro/ Sangria Girl/Seal/ Vertical Take-off
Meanwhile Mike Bass, having won his fifth consecutive Cape Trainers Championship title and ninth overall championship, was honoured at the Cape Owners & Trainers and Cape Breeders Awards last week.
The Bass-trained English Garden was acknowledged as 3YO Male of the Year and What A Winter received the award for Champion Sprinter.
Stable jockey Karl Neisius was awarded his 8th career championship title and third in successionw while Marsh Shirtliff was awarded with the Achievement award.
Hassan Adams and his champion Past Master were bestowed with Owner of the Year and Horse of the Year.
Adams also collected the juvenile male of the year award for his Australian imported colt Gimmethegreenlight.
The Cape Breeders awards acknowledged super sire Jet Master with his fifth consecutive title as Champion Stallion of the Year while Klawervlei scooped the honours for Cape Breeder of the Year.
Cape Owners & Trainers Awards 2010/2011
Juvenile Male: Gimmethegreenlight (Justin Snaith)
Juvenile Filly: Princess Victoria (Glen Kotzen)
3YO Male: English Garden (Mike Bass)
3YO Filly: Ebony Flyer (Justin Snaith)
Older Male: Past Master (Darryl Hodgson)
Older Female: A Daughters Legacy (Riaan Van Reenen)
Champion Sprinter: What A Winter (Mike Bass)
Champion Middle Distance: Past Master (Darryl Hodgson) and Sangria Girl (Joey Ramsden)
Champion Stayer: Grey Cossack (Carl Burger)
Western Cape Apprentice of the Year: Grant Van Niekerk
Western Cape Jockey of the Year: Karl Neisius
Western Cape Trainer of the Year: Mike Bass
Achievement Awards: Felix Coetzee / Marsh Shirtliff
Horse of the Year: Past Master
Owner of the Year: Hassan Adams
Cape Breeders Awards 2010/2011
2 Year Old Colt: Potala Palace (Highlands Farms Stud)
2 Year Old Filly: Princess Victoria (Maine Chance Farms)
3 Year Old Colt: English Garden (Oldlands Stud)
3 Year Old Filly: Ebony Flyer (WJ Engelbrecht Jnr)
Older Male: Past Master (Hyjo Stud Close Corporation)
Older Female: Mother Russia (Normandy Stud)
Sprinter: JJ The Jet Plane (Mrs PJ Devine)
Middle Distance: Mother Russia (Normandy Stud)
Stayer: Aslan (Glenellen Stud)
Broodmare of the Year: Sunshine Lover
Freshman Sire of the Year: Black Minnaloushe
Stallion of the Year: Jet Master
Breeder of the Year: Klawervlei
Horse of the Year: Mother Russia
International Horse of the Year: JJ The Jet Plane
Breeder of the Year: Avontuur Stud
Industry Service Award: Karel & Kiki Meidema