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Drakenstein Walk Off With Seven Awards

The Cape Breeders Club celebrated the Cape bred champions of the 2021-2022 racing season when they held a glittering awards evening at Kenilworth racecourse on Saturday night.

 
Equine and human stars of the Cape were honoured in style, with the Cape Breeders hosting their awards alongside the Racehorse Owners Association.
 
Drakenstein Stud enjoyed a fantastic season in 2021-2022 and the farm walked off with seven awards, including the award for Outstanding Breeder. In addition, the Drakenstein bred Jet Dark picked up three awards including the Cape bred Horse Of The Year for 2021-2022.
 
(Ed- Captain’s Ransom and Jet Dark had vied for Horse Of The Year for both the Equus Awards and Cape Regional Racing Awards, so it was fitting that Jet Dark did win one of them as it was really not possible to ascertain who was the better horse.) 
 
Another farm to impress last season was Narrow Creek Stud, and that stud received a special acknowledgement award for their feat of producing nine stakes winners in the past season from just 58 runners. Narrow Creek’s stars of the past season included G1 WSB SA Classic winner Red Saxon and promising G2 Epol Umkhomazi Stakes victor Swing Upon A Star.
 
Cape Breeders Awards 2021/2022
 
Champion 2-Year-Old Colt:
Cousin Casey, Breeder: Riyo Stud
 
Champion 2-Year-Old Filly:
Sweet Pepper, Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
 
Champion 3-Year-Old Colt:
Winner: Safe Passage, Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
 
Champion 3-Year-Old Filly:
Winner: Rain In Holland, Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
 
Champion Older Male:
Winner: Jet Dark, Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
 
Champion Older Female:
Winner: Captain’s Ransom, Breeder: Moutonshoek Stud
 
Champion Sprinter:
Winner: Captain’s Ransom, Breeder: Moutonshoek Stud
 
Champion Middle Distance Horse:
Winner: Jet Dark, Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
 
Stayer of the Year:
Winner: Sparkling Water, Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein
 
Broodmare of the Year:
Winner: Peru, Maine Chance Farms
 
Stallion of the Year
Winner: Silvano
 
Outstanding New Stallion
Winner: Canford Cliffs
 
Breeder of the Year
Winner: Wilgerbosdrift & Mauritzfontein
 
Outstanding Breeder
Drakenstein Stud
 
Horse of the Year
Jet Dark, Breeder: Drakenstein Stud
 
Special Acknowledgement Award

Narrow Creek Stud