Cape bred champions were honoured at the 2014-2015 Cape Breeders Awards on Friday evening.
The award ceremony took place in the beautiful Lanzerac Hotel, and was attended by many of the Western Cape’s top racing and breeding personalities. The occasion was a joint effort of both the Cape Breeders Club and the Racing Association, and the evening proved a highly enjoyable event.
It was a night to remember for South Africa’s champion breeders Klawervlei Stud. Not only was the Bonnievale farm crowned Breeder of The Year, but their resident sire Captain Al was named Champion Sire, and his son Captain Of All, who now stands alongside Captain Al at Klawervlei, was named Cape Bred Horse Of The Year for 2014-2015. Bred by Riverton Stud, Captain Of All was also named Champion Sprinter and Champion Older Male, while his paternal half sister Carry On Alice won the Champion 3YO Filly award.
Klawervlei also bred Vercingetorix, who was named International Horse Of The Year. A son of Silvano, Vercingetorix is set to stand his first season at stud at Maine Chance Farms, who were named Outstanding Breeder Of The Year, in 2015.
Cape Breeders Awards:
2YO Colt: Seventh Plain (bred by Klawervlei)
2YO Filly: Chestnuts N Pearls (bred by Nutfield Stud)
3YO Colt: Legal Eagle (bred by Avontuur)
3YO Filly: Carry On Alice (bred by Klawervlei)
Older Male: Captain Of All (Bred by Riverton Stud)
Older Female: Fly By Night (bred by Mrs P Devine)
Sprinter: Captain Of All (Bred by Riverton Stud)
Middle Distance Horse: Legislate (bred by Cheveley Stud)
Stayer: Legal Eagle (bred by Avontuur)
Broodmare Of The Year: Si Senorita
Stallion Of The Year: Captain Al
Outstanding New Stallion: Querari
Breeder Of The Year: Klawervlei
Outstanding Breeder: Maine Chance Farms
Horse Of The Year: Captain Of All (Bred by Riverton Stud)
International Horse Of The Year: Vercingetorix (bred by Klawervlei)
Special Award: John Kramer