equus champion breeder award
equus champion breeder award

SOUTH AFRICAN THOROUGHBRED BREEDERS’ PREMIERSHIP

2009 - 2010

It was the celebrated South African flyhalf, Naas Botha, who once famously said that “the Currie Cup is not won in May.”  He was quite right, and that’s been proven time and again with the passage of the years. However, Summerhill’s record of five consecutive Breeders’ Championships is one that stands alone in the last forty years, and this weekend, with a full three months of the racing season left, we have eclipsed all our previous (and South African) earnings records, as our runners amassed more than R1million for the week, catapulting our collective earnings for the season past the R16million mark.

We’ve asked the question before, only to be proven wrong, but we wonder whether we can ever best this season again. The log tells the story. And asks the question.

Figures courtesy of Sporting Post as at 5 May 2010

Breeder

Stakes

AEPR

SW Wnrs

SW Wins

Summerhill Stud

16,037,712

64,151

11

14

Lammerskraal Stud

5,207,650

56,605

3

3

Normandy Stud

5,113,525

71,021

6

10

Wilgerbosdrift Stud

4,960,900

55,740

3

4

Highlands Farm

4,599,587

38,845

2

2

Maine Chance

4,499,312

38,787

2

2

Ascot Stud

4,478,225

46,167

3

3

D Cohen & Sons

4,289,662

33,513

0

0

Avontuur Farm

4,264,325

63,647

5

5

Klawervlei Stud

4,201,075

25,933

2

2