Equus Awards 2021

The time is drawing closer for the announcement of champions in the horseracing industry at the virtual Equus Awards taking place on Tuesday 17 August 2021 at 20h00 on Tellytrack, Channel 249.

It will also be available to view on www.equusawards.co.za Our hosts on the evening are Neil Andrews and Jessica Motaung.

Saturday 31 July was the final major feature raceday at Hollywoodbets Greyville where a number of horses stamped themselves as contenders for the various awards categories. The judging panel, namely, Graeme Hawkins, Alistair Cohen, Andrew Harrison, Jack Milner, Stan Elley did not have an easy task in judging some of the categories.

War Of Athena. Image: Candiese Lenferna
War Of Athena. Image: Candiese Lenferna

The winners were adjudicated from the following nominees who were all worthy of consideration:

Equine categories:

Champion Two-year-old Colt – Ambiorix, Cosmic Highway, Good Traveller, Waterberry Lane

Champion Two-year-old Filly – Desert Miracle, Rain In Holland, Sheela, Under Your Spell

Champion Three-year-old Colt – Jet Dark, Kommetdieding, Linebacker, Malmoos

Champion Three-year-old Filly – Captain’s Ransom, War Of Athena, Zarina

Champion Older Male – Got The Greenlight, Rainbow Bridge, Rio Querari

Champion Older Filly/Mare – Queen Supreme, Run Fox Run, Singforafa, Summer Pudding

Champion Sprinter – Battle Force, Kasimir, Rio Querari, Run Fox Run

Champion Miler – Got The Greenlight, Jet Dark, Rainbow Bridge

Champion Middle Distance – Got The Greenlight, Jet Dark, Kommetdieding, Linebacker, Rainbow Bridge, War Of Athena

Champion Stayer – Atyaab, Malmoos, Nebraas, Silver Host

The Horse of the Year will be selected from any of the winners in the equine categories.

The groom of the Horse of the Year will be acknowledged for his contribution to the success of the winner.

Breeder Awards:

Champion Stallion

Champion Breeder

Champion Broodmare

The TBA will, in addition, be honouring the outstanding South African breeder & Outstanding International Achievement.

Media Awards:

Written material (print/electronic)

Broadcast (television/internet)


Individual Awards:

Champion Apprentice

Champion Jockey

Champion Trainer

Champion Owner

Released by: Natalie Turner,Chair of the Equus Committee

*Horses in BOLD are #kznbred nominees

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