Equus Awards - Summerhill Stud
Equus Awards - Summerhill Stud

Team Summerhill

(Photo : JC Photographics)


Season 2010 - 2011

IGUGU, winner of the Vodacom Durban July and the South African Triple Tiara, has been named South Africa’s Equus Horse of the Year for 2011 at Thursday evening’s Equus Awards gala banquet at Emperors Palace in Gauteng.

The Australian-bred daughter of Galileo reeled off eight victories in 10 starts and amassed more than R4million in prizemoney in a three-year-old season that started in August 2010 and culminated in glory in the country’s premier race, the Vodacom Durban July, last month.

Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum of Dubai and Andre and Joyce Macdonald of Johannesburg, the filly was imported into South Africa by Champion Breeders, Summerhill Stud. Igugu was sold for R1 million to the Macdonalds from the Summerhill draft of the 2009 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

Igugu was also awarded the Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and Champion Middle-Distance Horse titles.

Ronnie Napier, a past chairman of the National Horseracing Authority of SA, received the Special Achievement Award at the glittering ceremony.


11 August 2011

Champion Two-Year-Old Filly

Princess Victoria

Champion Two-Year-Old Colt / Gelding

Delago Deluxe

Champion Three-Year-Old Filly


Champion Three-Year-Old Colt / Gelding

The Apache

Champion Older Filly / Mare (four+)


Champion Older Male (four+)

Past Master

Champion Sprinter (1000m - 1200m)

Val de Ra

Champion Middle-Distance Horse (1400m - 2200m)


Champion Stayer (2400m+)


Champion Stallion Award

Jet Master - Mr and Mrs Devine

Outstanding Stallion Achievement Award

Captain Al - Klawervlei Stud

Broodmare Of The Year

Sunshine Lover - Mr WJ Engelbrecht

Breeder Of The Year

Graystone Stud - Mr SD Gray

Breeder Award - Exceptional International Achievement

J J The Jet Plane - (Breeder - Mr Devine) and Gypsy’s Warning - (Breeder - Rathmor Stud)

Equus Award for International Achievement

J J The Jet Plane - (Breeder - Mr Devine) and Gypsy’s Warning - (Breeder - Rathmor Stud)/

Champion Breeder

Summerhill Stud

Work Rider Awards

Bizu Mjokwa - Western Cape

Abram Makhuba - Gauteng

Media Award

Print - Robyn Louw

Television - Aiden Lithgow

Special Achievement

Ronnie Napier

Apprentice Of The Year

JP van der Merwe

Champion Jockey

Anton Marcus

Champion Trainer

Mike de Kock

Owner Of The Year

Ingrid and Markus Jooste

Horse Of The Year


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