The results of the 2023 Equus Awards held in the Senate Room at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg were revealed on Wednesday evening by Equus Masters of Ceremony, Alistair Cohen and Benni Langa.
Flower Alley mare Princess Calla gave trainer Sean Tarry his fourth SA Horse Of The Year title when a popular recipient of the premier title.
She also scooped the Champion Older Female trophy.
Tarry enjoyed a great evening and it was good to see Maine Chance boss Andreas Jacobs travel from Europe to attend the function.
The Drakenstein were also prominent after a terrific season and were backwards and forwards to the stage!
The Hollywood Syndicate were on hand to receive their first ever Equus Award courtesy of Narrow Creek-bred speed demon Isivunguvungu who was crowned Champion Sprinter.
Peter Muscutt trains the son of What A Winter who could be destined for a Hong Kong showdown if plans unfold as they should.
Chairman of the Equus Committee Colin Gordon thanked the panel for their assistance with the deliberations, as well as all the members of the public for their enthusiastic participation in the voting element to help conclude the decisions.
He also extended a word of appreciation to the team behind the scenes for putting together the event.
2023 Equine categories:
Champion Two-year-old Male (Distance Immaterial)
- Lucky Lad
- Sandringham Summit
Winner: Sandringham Summit
Mr Rakesh Singh’s SANDRINGHAM SUMMIT (Gimmethegreenlight – Townsend), bred by Varsfontein Stud, was a R1,7 million purchase from the 2022 BSA National Yearling Sale. Trained by David Nieuwenhuizen, he has had 5