Jack Milner
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15 Aug 2014
9:20 am

Standing ovation for new champion jockey S’manga Khumalo

Jack Milner

Vodacom Durban July winner Legislate was named Horse Of The Year at Wednesday night’s Equus Awards held at Emperors Palace.

Celebrating S'manga Khumalo's Champion Jockey title at the Equus Awards Gala Dinner are Michael Varney, Maps Maponyane, Gary Player, S'ma and Kojo Baffoe. Picture: Supplied.

Legislate, who won three Grade 1 races, was also named Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Champion Middle Distance horse.

It was a great evening for Champion Trainer Justin Snaith, who trains Legislate, as he also saw another stable inmate, In The Fast Lane, named Three-Year-Old Filly.

The biggest applause of the night was for S’manga Khumalo, who became South Africa’s first black Champion Jockey.

Chairman of the Equus Committee, Larry Wainstein commented: “It is fantastic that the Equus Awards give the lifeblood of the sport the platform to come together in celebration of the success of our peers as well as the past season.”

Equus Awards winners:
Two Year Old Colt/ Gelding
Harry’s Son (AUS)
Two Year Old Filly
Majmu (AUS)

Three Year Old Colt/ Gelding
Legislate
Three Year Old Filly
In the Fast Lane
Champion Older Male
Yorker

Champion Older Filly/Mare
Beach Beauty

Champion Sprinter (1000-1200m)
Via Afrika

Champion Miler (1400-1600m)
Cape Town Noir

Champion Middle Distance Horse (1800-2200m)
Legislate

Champion Stayer (2400m-up)
Hot Ticket
Champion Breeder
Klawervlei Stud

Special Achievement
Variety Club

Print Media Award
David Mollett

TV Media Award
Andrew Bon

Apprentice of the Year
Akash Aucharuz

Champion Jockey of the Year
S’manga Khumalo

Champion Trainer
Justin Snaith

Owner of the Year
Ingrid & Markus Jooste

Horse of the Year
Legislate

TBA Awards

Exceptional International Achievement
Vercingetorix
Variety Club

Breeder of the Year Award
Mr and Mrs CF De Vos

Outstanding Stallion Achievement Award
Dynasty
Champion Stallion
Jet Master
Champion Broodmare
Star of Arcole