Fred Crabbia (left) - Leading owner by wins and stakes
(Photo : Liesl King)
EAST CAPE RACING AWARDS
Axxess DSL St George’s Cricket Stadium
15 September 2012
The East Cape Racing Awards will be presented on Saturday 15 September at Axxess DSL St George’s Cricket Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
The region’s champion trainer, determined by stakes won by the stable’s runners during the season, is Gavin Smith. The 1,353 horses he saddled from 1 August 2011 to 31 July 2012 amassed earnings of R6,16 million in winning 102 races and placing 304 times.
The champion jockey, based on number of winners in Port Elizabeth is Richard Fourie. He won 47 races from 310 rides, while the leading apprentice is Stallone Naidoo, who won 17 races - just one more than his nearest competitor Teaque Gould.
Popular Fred Crabbia will be presented with the trophies for leading owner by wins and stakes. Horses who raced in his black and red silks ran 368 times in Port Elizabeth for 34 wins and 103 places, earning R1,965 million in the process.
Summerhill Stud is represented in the lineup of nominees with the following home-breds :
Champion Two-Year-Old Filly
Cotillion, Deepo, Inflorescence
Champion Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding
Greenacre, Le Var, Sedge
Champion Three-Year-Old Filly
Alvilda, Hot Girl, Pacific Breeze
Champion Three-Year-Old Colt / Gelding
Blaze Of Fire, Forest Digger, Lord Badger
Champion Older Filly / Mare
Hurricane Katrina, Inca’s Spirit, Sammy Joe
Champion Older Colt / Horse / Gelding
Celtic Fire, Tic Tak Toe, Tomcat
Apolo Grey, Icemberg, Villandry
Inca’s Spirit, Indian Hawk, Jervis
Extract from Tab Online