South African Racing’s 2021 virtual Equus Awards were presented on Wednesday night by Equus hosts, Neil Andrews and Jessica Motaung.

2021 Equine categories:


Champion Two-year-old Colt (Distance Immaterial)
• Ambiorix
• Cosmic Highway
• Waterberry Lane
Winner: Good Traveller
Champion Two-year-old Filly (Distance Immaterial)
• Desert Miracle
• Sheela
• Under Your Spell
Winner: Rain in Holland
Champion Three-year-old Colt (Distance Immaterial)
• Kommetdieding
• Linebacker
• Malmoos
Winner: Jet Dark
Champion Three-year-old Filly (Distance Immaterial)
• Captains Ransom
• Zarina
Winner: War of Athena
Champion Older Male (Distance Immaterial)
• Got the Greenlight
• Rio Querari
Winner: Rainbow Bridge
Champion Older Filly/Mare (Distance Immaterial)
• Queen Supreme
• Run Fox Run
• Singforafa
Winner: Summer Pudding
Champion Sprinter (1000-1200 Metres, Age/gender Immaterial)
• Battle Force
• Kasimir
• Run Fox Run
Winner: Rio Querari
Champion Miler (1400-1600 Metres, Age/gender Immaterial)
• Got the Greenlight
• Rainbow Bridge
Winner: Jet Dark
Champion Middle Distance 1800-2200 Metres, Age/gender Immaterial)
• Got the Greenlight
• Jet Dark
• Kommetdieding,
• Linebacker
• War of Athena
Winner: Rainbow Bridge
Champion Stayer (2400 Metres upwards, Age/gender Immaterial)
• Atyaab
• Malmoos
• Silver Host
Winner: Nebraas
2021 Breeder Awards:
Champion Broodmare: Halfway to Heaven
Champion Stallion: Gimmethegreenlight
Champion Breeder: Klawervlei Stud
Outstanding Breeder: Oldlands Stud
International Achievement Varsfontein Stud for Yulong Prince who won the Grade 1 Cantala Stakes in Australia
2021 Media Awards
Print: David Thiselton
for Ashwin Reynolds chuffed to be part of South African History Broadcast: Tawanda TaruvingaA day in the life: Justin Snaith
Still Photography: Candiese Lenferna: Springbok and Cell C Sharks Rugby Captain Siya Kolisi meeting with the Peter Muscutt-trained BlackWhite-Dynamite and getting to know the other sport that the Sharks are invested in, namely, horseracing
2021 Human Categories:
Champion Apprentice: Kyle Strydom
Champion Jockey: Lyle Hewitson
Champion Trainer: Justin Snaith
Champion Owner: Suzette Viljoen
Special Achievement Award: Graeme Hawkins
2021 Horse of the Year:
Winner – Rainbow Bridge
Special Award to the Groom of the Horse of the year:
Winner – Dumasani Bonani

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