THE Joburg feature season has come and gone – almost as fast as the horses that performed on the race track, and we now look to see who the favourites through the summer months were.

The Racing Association Feature Awards is also about recognising the key players that contributed through the year and this includes trainers, apprentices, jockeys, breeders, work riders and of course the owners.

An RA Media release stated: “The honours roll for our magnificent equine athletes is listed below and whilst they are all worthy contenders, there can only be one winner in each category.   

  • Champion two year old filly: Celtic Sea; Dagmar; Ronnie’s Candy
  • Champion two year old colt/gelding: Bold Eagle; William the Silent
  • Champion three year old filly:  Folk Dance; Green Plains; Secret Potion; Takingthepeace
  • Champion 3 year old colt/gelding: Hero’s Honour; Lobo’s Legend; Monkshood; Surcharge
  • Champion older horse: Attenborough, Coral Fever; Legal Eagle; Liege; Nother Russia
  • Champion sprinter: Attenborough; Pinnacle Peak; Tandava; The Thinker
  • Champion Middle distance horse: Coral Fever; Legal Eagle; Monkshood; Nother Russia
  • Champion Stayer: Fortissima; Hero’s Honour; Just Cruised In; Let it Rain; Secret Potion                             

The above nominees are all eligible for the much sought-after Horse of the Season Award and there will also be the special awards, to industry people that have made, and continue to make, worthwhile contributions to this amazing industry.

Larry Wainstein, CEO of The Racing Association and Clyde Basel (Racing Executive- Phumelela) will be hosting the event in the Aquanaut Room at Turffontein on Wednesday, 23rd May.     

For more information on this and upcoming events- go to

Photo: Monks Hood (JC Photos).


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