More glory for Cheveley Stud bred July winner
The Cheveley Stud bred Legislate picked up three more awards at Thursday night’s KZN Racing Awards, held at the Elangeni Hotel in Durban.
Legislate, a son of Highlands Farm’s top stallion Dynasty, was named Horse Of The Year, Champion 3yo Colt and Champion Middle Distance Horse for the 2013-2014 season. The champion’s groom, Jabu Ndludlu, was named top groom for the same season – a fitting tribute to a man who takes such great care of this true champion.
A R100 000 purchase at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, Legislate has dominated the award ceremonies of 2014. The handsome bay won three Equus Awards (Horse Of The Year, Champion 3YO Colt and Middle Distance Horse) in Joburg in August, and also picked up the same awards at the Cape Breeders Award ceremony held last month.
Added to three awards that Legislate won at the RA Cape Racing Awards held last month, the colt has all in all picked up a staggering 12 awards for his deeds of last season.
Owned by Drakenstein Stud, Jack Mitchell and Newbury Racing, Legislate’s five career victories included the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, Gr1 Daily News 2000, Gr1 Investec Cape Derby and Gr2 KRA Guineas.
In total, the colt has won over R4.5 million in prize money, and is yet another a shining advertisement for the quality of thoroughbred currently being produced in the Cape.
Legislate was not the only Cape bred thoroughbred to shine at last night’s award ceremony, however. Here is a list of the other Cape bred horses, and their respective breeders, named KZN Champions for the 2013-2014 racing season:
Same Jurisdiction (Klawervlei): Champion 2YO Filly
King Of Pain (Arc-En-Ciel): Champion Older Male
Via Africa (Andre Hauptfleisch): Champion Sprinter
Hot Ticket (Digteby Stud): Champion Stayer
In total, Cape bred thoroughbreds picked up no fewer than seven awards at the 2014 KZN Racing Awards ceremony.