Toreador’s twice Gr1 winning son Bull Valley secured the honours at last night’s Gold Circle KZN Racing Awards, the Ambiance Stud-bred Bull Valley winning Champion Horse Of The Season. The awards honour the performances of KZN based and trained horses during South Africa’s Champion Season, the exception being Horse of the Season was open to all comers.
Bull Valley won both the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint and the Gr1 Mercury Sprint in an easy fashion. His sire Toreador is one of the most value for money sires in the country, producing Stakes horses each year and this year sees his service fee set at R20 000. The same owner / trainer combination of Bull Valley is having success with another exciting son of Toreador in Scott Bros-bred Matador Man.
Other KZN links on the evening was Lady In Black awarded Best Performance by a Two Year Old Filly. The Dynasty filly’s dam is now resident at Rathmor Stud, Mystery Dame is due to foal to Noble Tune this season.
Continuing with the outstanding success on the evening for Dennis Drier, Sand And Sean, a grandson of outstanding broodmare sire Spectrum, secured Best Performance by a Two Year Old Male and added Champion Sprinter to his list.
Congratulations to the special award winners on the evening:
Horse Of The Season:
Groom of the Season:
KZN Champion owner by stakes:
KZNOTA Owner of the Year (KZN-based by stakes earned):
KZN Champion Jockey (Most wins in KZN):
KZN Champion Apprentice (Most wins in KZN):
KZN Champion Breeder of the Year (Most stakes won in KZN):
KZN Champion Trainer (Number of wins trained in KZN):
Anita Akal Special Award:
Doug and Di Campbell
KZN Racing Personality Of The Year:
NHRA Long Service Award:
Ride of the Season:
Bernard Fayd’Herbe – Marinaresco (Vodacom Durban July)