The first Log of the Trainers and Jockey’s Challenge, sponsored by KwaZulu Natal Breeders’ Club and Gold Circle kicked off on Wednesday 2 May at Scottsville, and sees the Piemonte-bred Oratorio juvenile colt Di Me (pronounced De-May) in the lead.
Di Me won impressively on debut for Mr and Mrs Lance Duncan and trainer Ivan Van Wyk.
Lyle Hewitson is heading up the Jockey’s Log:
|3||L J Ferraris||8|
|6||K de Melo||6|
|7||G van Niekerk||4|
The competion will culminate on the KZN Breeders’ Raceday at Greyville on Saturday 30 June, when the overall winners will be announced.
Points will accrue to the trainers and riders of all KZN-bred horses for every race run during this period, on the basis of 8 points for a win; 6 for second; 4 for third and two points for fourth.
The leading trainer at the end of the period will receive a R30 000 voucher to be used towards the purchase of any KZN-bred yearling at the 2018 KZN Yearling Sale, with the runner-up receiving a R15 000 voucher and the third placed trainer a R5 000 voucher.
Jockeys will compete for a cash prize pool of R50 000, split amongst the top three riders in the same ratio as the trainers. The points table for each category will be published on a weekly basis.
The KZN Yearling Sale will be held at Sibaya Casino on Thursday 5th July and Friday 6th July.
Keep a watch on the log which will be exciting to follow each week!