Equus Awards

11 August 2015

The Justin Snaith trained multiple Gr1 winner Futura walked off with the prestigious Horse Of The Year title. Futura is the third son of Dynasty to lift the title after Legislate last year, and Irish Flame in 2009/10.

After his superb L'Ormarins Queen's Plate and J&B Met double of last season, Futura made a cracking start to the new term with a sensational win in the rain delayed Super Saturday Gr1 Champions Cup a fortnight ago.

New Klawervlei stallion Captain Of All, who was also an obvious contender for the premier title, was an unsurprising winner of the speed champion award.

Multiple champion jockey Piere Strydom, who rode a recordbreaking 5000th winner earlier in the season, was deservedly acknowledged with a special achievement award for his incredible feats in the saddle.

All the winners:

CHAMPION 2YO COLT (distance immaterial)

  • Seventh Plain

CHAMPION 2YO FILLY (distance immaterial)

  • Entisaar (AUS)

CHAMPION 3YO COLT (distance immaterial)

  • French Navy

CHAMPION 3YO FILLY (distance immaterial)

CHAMPION OLDER MALE (distance immaterial)

  • Futura

CHAMPION OLDER FILLY/MARE (distance immaterial)

  • Hammie's Hooker

CHAMPION SPRINTER (1000-1200; age/gender immaterial)

  • Captain Of All

CHAMPION MILER (1400-1600; age/gender immaterial)

  • Legislate

CHAMPION MIDDLE DISTANCE HORSE (1800-2200; age/gender immaterial)

  • Futura

CHAMPION STAYER (2400m upwards; age/gender immaterial)

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Piere Strydom

CHAMPION STALLION

  • Captain Al

CHAMPION BROODMARE

  • Si Senorita

CHAMPION BREEDER

OUTSTANDING STALLION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Dynasty

OUTSTANDING BREEDER AWARD

MEDIA AWARDS

  • Print - Michael Clower
  • Television - Kevin Harris

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

  • Craig Zackey

CHAMPION JOCKEY

  • Gavin Lerena

CHAMPION TRAINER

OWNER OF THE YEAR

  • Mrs I & Mr M J Jooste

HORSE OF THE YEAR

  • Futura

Extract From Sporting Post
Futura / Gold Circle (p)

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