Klawervlei Honoured at Equus Awards

August 17, 2017 Klawervlei Honoured at Equus Awards
KLAWERVLEI HONOURED AT EQUUS AWARDS
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KLAWERVLEI HONOURED AT EQUUS AWARDS

Klawervlei Stud were officially named South Africa’s Champion Breeders for 2016-2017 at the Equus Awards ceremony, which took place at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on Tuesday night.

The farm, champion breeders for a third time, enjoyed an unbelievable year last season, with Klawervlei bred thoroughbreds earning in excess of R30 000 000 and picking up eight G1 races in the process.

Klawervlei also enjoyed a clean sweep of the Cape classics, with horses bred at Klawervlei winning all of the G1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas, G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas and G1 Investec Cape Derby last season. 
Other major races won by horses bred by Klawervlei Stud in 2016-2017 included the G1 Daily News 2000, G1 World Sports Betting Cape Flying Championship, G1 Computaform Sprint, G1 SA Nursery and G1 South African Fillies Sprint. (Klawervlei bred or raised the first four home in the 2017 South African Fillies Sprint).

Further glory came the farm’s way when Klawervlei bred gallopers picked up no fewer than five Equus Awards on Tuesday night. The unbeaten Mustaaqeem (bred in partnership with Arrowfield) became the first official champion produced by former Horse Of The Year National Colour when he was named Champion Two Year Old Colt for 2016-2017.

Edict Of Nantes, a son of Klawervlei’s highly successful resident sire Count Dubois and a former Klawervlei Farm Sale graduate, won more Equus glory for Klawervlei when the G1 Investec Cape Derby/G1 Daily News 2000 winner was named Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Colt while the Klawervlei bred Just Sensual ensured Klawervlei’s complete domination of the 3yo category when she was named Champion Three Year Old Filly.

However, it was Carry On Alice, now retired to stud, who was the shining star of the Equus Awards ceremony of 2017. Previously unable to collect a single award (despite winning G1 races at 2,3 and 4), the Klawervlei Stud bred Carry On Alice received recognition for her feats as a five-year-old when named both Equus Champion Older Filly/Mare and Champion Sprinter. 

The five time G1 winner thus became the sixth Equus Champion for Klawervlei’s late, great sire Captain Al. The latter's previous Equus Award winners include Klawervlei's exciting new sire, and former Farm Sale buy, Captain Of All, whose first yearlings will sell in 2018.
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