Smart Call is Horse Of The Year!

The Cape Breeders hosted their annual Awards ceremony at the Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch on Monday evening, and it once again proved a huge hit with all who attended.
Klawervlei Stud, who ended 2015-2016 runner up on the National Log, were crowned Champion Breeders for the past season, while the Klawervlei Stud bred Always In Charge was named Cape 2yo colt/gelding of the year.

Always In Charge

Always In Charge

Lammerskraal Stud, whose runners in 2015-2016 included the Cape champions Abashiri and Red Ray, picked up a well deserved Outstanding Breeder Award –the Ceres based outfit were by far and away the leading breeders by AEPR (Average Earnings Per Runner) in the top ten, and Lammerskraal runners earned over R12.416 million during 2015-2016.

However, it was the brilliant racemare Smart Call, currently on track for a tilt at the 2016 G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, who stole the show. The Mauritzfontein Stud bred and owned daughter of Ideal World was named Cape Horse Of The Year for 2015-2016, with her wins not only including the G1 J&B Met but also the G1 Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes.

Smart Call was also named the Cape’s Champion Middle Distance Horse and Older Female for the season.


Maine Chance Farms’ former stud manager John Slade was honoured with a Special Service award, while another to enjoy a memorable evening was Highlands Farm. Not only is Highlands home to the Cape’s Broodmare Of The Year Our Table Mountain (Fusaichi Pegasus), but they were also responsible for breeding the Cape champions Cloth Of Cloud (2YO Filly) and Silver Mountain (3YO Filly).




Cape Breeder Awards

Season 2015-16

2yo colt/gelding

Always In Charge – Klawervlei Stud
2yo filly

Cloth Of Cloud – Highlands
3yo colt/gelding

Marinaresco – Mauritzfontein Stud
3yo filly

Bela-Bela – Cheveley Stud

Silver Mountain – Highlands
Older male

Legal Eagle – Avontuur Farm
Older female

Smart Call – Mauritzfontein Stud

Red Ray – Lammerskraal Stud
Middle Distance

Smart Call – Mauritzfontein Stud

Abashiri – Lammerskraal Stud
Broodmare of the Year

Our Table Mountain – Highlands
Stallion of the Year

Trippi – Drakenstein Stud
Outstanding new stallion

Gimmethegreenlight – Varsfontein Stud
Breeder of the Year

Klawervlei Stud
Horse of the Year

Smart Call – Mauritzfontein Stud
Outstanding breeder

Lammerskraal Stud
Special service industry award

John Slade

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