KZN Breeders AGM – New Directors Appointed


Mike McHardy of Rathmor/Macrath Stud. Pictured after he won the 2018 KZN Breeders Million Mile with Romany Prince, accepting the trophy from then Chairman Bruce Le Roux.
Image: Candiese Lenferna

The KZN Breeders Club held their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday.

Mike McHardy of Rathmor / Macrath Stud and Peter Blyth of Clifton Stud were appointed as Directors of the KZN Breeders Club board.

A breeder of local and international Gr1 winners such as Gypsy’s Warning and more recently Mississippi Burning, Mike brings a wealth of experience with him and has served on the Board previously. He stands a mixture of Warmbloods and Thoroughbreds, of which they have reached enormous heights and success in both sports, with almost 200 horses on the farm in Nottingham Road.

Clifton Stud at the 2015 KZN Breeders Awards, where they won Breeders Achievement. Peter Blyth, Linda Norval, Jenny Blyth and Christine Quinn pictured. Image: Candiese Marnewick

Peter Blyth of Clifton Stud has bred his fair share of Graded Stakes winners, including Durban July winner Classic Flag, and more recently the likes of Montreal Mist, Prince Of Kahal and Gr1 placed Marygold. Farming in Rosetta, he stands Mambo In Seattle and has experience in all sectors of the Thoroughbred industry, including being a trainer and brings a fresh perspective to the table.

Current Chairman Ted Hughes thanked his current Board for their work over the past year and welcomed Mike McHardy and Peter Blyth onto the board.

The current Board is Chairman Ted Hughes, Vice Chairman Bruce Le Roux, Cathy Martin, Koos De Klerk, Warwick Render, Mick Goss, Peter Blyth and Mike McHardy.

Ted welcomed new members to the club for the past year – Rosanne Labuschagne, Andre Fouche, Brian Burnard and Geoff Perkins.