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One of the many awards received by Gaynor Rupert of Drakenstein Stud (Photo: Equus Awards). 


Drakenstein Stud’s Equus tally on Wednesday night was Champion Breeders, Champion Owners, Outstanding Breeders, Champion Broodmare, Champion Stayer (Bred), Champion Middle Distance Horse (Owned and Bred), Champion Miler (Owned and Bred), Champion Older Male (Owned and Bred) and Champion Three-year-old male (Owned And Bred).

That means they made nine visits to the stage and walked away with 13 trophies. 

This could well be a record.

If anybody is going to better this tally it will be them this season.

Gr 1 winners Rain In Holland and Silver Darling have been retired to stud but many of their other top horses such as Charles Dickens (homebred), See It Again (Bred), Trip Of Fortune (homebred), Safe Passage (homebred), Winchester Mansion (homebred), Future Pearl (bred), Golden Hostess (homebred), Itsrainingwilliam (homebred), Winter Cloud (homebred), Beach Bomb (homebred), Siver Falcon (bred), Pacaya (bred), Winter Cloud (homebred), Hluhluwe (bred), Hold My Hand (homebred) look likely to be campaigning on their behalf again and some youngsters are sure to emerge.