Catherine Hartley receives the award for Highveld Champion Breeders on behalf of Summerhill Stud / JC Photos (p)

It’s always good to close off a solid week at the races with some recognition; at a time when we’re outnumbered and pretty much under siege from the “big guns” in the breeding business, we were proud to have Catherine Hartley fetch the Highveld Breeder’s Award for Summerhill for the fourth time in recent years at a glittering Highveld Feature Season Awards ceremony Saturday evening.

Highveld Feature Season Awards


Rivarine – Champion Two Year Old Colt / Gelding
Juxtapose – Champion Three Year Old Filly
Abashiri – Champion Three Year Old Colt / Gelding
Legal Eagle – Champion Older Horse
Carry On Alice – Champion Sprinter
Legal Eagle – Champion Middle Distance Horse
Abashiri – Champion Stayer
Deputy Jud – Champion Sand Specialist
Sam Mosia – Champion Work Rider
Callan Murray – Champion Apprentice
Summerhill Stud – Champion Breeders
S'Manga Khumalo – Champion Jockey
Sean Tarry – Champion Trainer
Chris Van Niekerk – Champion Owner
Abashiri – Horse Of The Season