The human and equine stars of the Cape were honoured at the annual Cape Breeders/Cape Racing awards, which were held at Molenvliet Estate in Stellenbosch yesterday.

The Avontuur bred Legal Eagle was the star of the show in the breeders award, with the former Horse Of The Year picking up three Cape Breeders awards, including the coveted title of Horse Of The Year.

In racing awards, the Brett Crawford trained Captain America, whose breeders Varsfontein Stud received the Outstanding Breeder Of the Year award, dominated by claiming three titles, including that of Cape Racing’s Horse Of The Year.

Edict Of Nantes (Count Dubois) and Just Sensual (Dynasty) won both the Breeders and Racing titles of Champion Three-Year-old Colt/Filly respectively.



Champion Two Year Old Colt: Sand And Sea (Drakenstein Stud)

Champion Two Year Old Filly: Lady In Black  (pictured) (Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont Group)

Champion Three-Year-Old Colt: Edict Of Nantes (Klawervlei Stud)

Champion Three-Year-Old Filly: Just Sensual (Klawervlei Stud)

Champion Older Male: Legal Eagle (Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm)

Champion Older Female: Carry On Alice (Klawervlei Stud)

Champion Sprinter: Bull Valley (Ambiance Stud)

Champion Middle Distance Horse: Legal Eagle (Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm)

Stayer Of The Year: Hermoso Mundo (Mauritzfontein)

Broodmare Of The Year: Mystic Sprint (Cheveley Stud)

Stallion Of The Year: Silvano (Maine Chance Farms)

Outstanding New Stallion Of The Year: What A Winter

Breeder Of The Year: Klawervlei Stud

Horse Of The Year: Legal Eagle

Outstanding Breeder Of The Year: Varsfontein Stud

Special Service Industry Award: Charles Faull



Juvenile Male of the Year: Eyes Wide Open

Juvenile Filly Of the Year: Magical Wonderland

3 Year Old Male of The Year: Edict Of Nantes

3 Year Old Filly Of The Year: Just Sensual

Older Male Of The Year: Captain America

Older Female Of The Year: Bela-Bela

Champion Sprinter: Search Party

Champion Miler: Captain America

Champion Middle Distance Horse Of The Year: Whisky Baron

Champion Stayer: Krambambuli

WP Grooms Stayer Of The Year: Andile Ndlebe

Apprentice Of The Year: Craig Bantam

Jockey Of The Year: Greg Cheyne

Trainer Of The Year: Justin Snaith

Long Service Award: Brenda Bouwer

Acknowledgement Of Achievement Award: Connections of Africa Night Sky

Exceptional Achievement Award: Brett Crawford, Candice Bass-Robinson

Horse Of The Year: Captain America

Owner Of The Year: Mayfair Speculators