Fred Crabbia
Fred Crabbia

Fred Crabbia (left) - Leading owner by wins and stakes

(Photo : Liesl King)


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 :

Hot Girl (Way West - Agency Girl) - Champion 3-Year-Old Filly

Jervis (Labeeb - Qurrah) - Champion Stayer


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

Champion Sprinter

Apolo Grey, Icemberg, Villandry

Champion Stayer

Inca’s Spirit, Indian Hawk, Jervis

Extract from Tab Online