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Bernard wins “Ride Of The Year” award

Bernard Fayd'Herbe: Justifiably proud.
Bernard Fayd'Herbe: Justifiably proud.

GSB Ambassador Bernard Fayd’Herbe received the newly introduced Ride Of The Season, which was open to a public vote, for his memorable ride on Marinaresco in the 2017 Vodacom Durban July. It was awarded at the glittering KZN Awards function, staged on Tuesday evening.

“Thanks to my fans, my faithful sponsors Green Street Bloodstock and Vasco’s, also thanks to Gold Circle and of course to little Marinaresco and the Bass-Robinson stable,” Bernard said yesterday.

The awards honour the performances of KZN based and trained horses during South Africa’s Champion Season, the exception being Horse of the Season, which was open to all comers. Dual Gr1 winning sprinter Bull Valley received some compensation for his Equus Champion Sprinter near miss when his connections received this award.

Tellytrack presenter Deez Dyanand received KZN Racing Personality Of The Year award.

Here is the full list of awards:
Best performance by a Two-Year Old Filly:
Lady In Black
Best performance by a Two-Year Old Colt/Gelding:
Sand And Sea
Best performance by a Three-Year Old Filly:
Sail
Best performance by a Three-Year Old Colt/Gelding:
Secret Captain
Best performance by an Older Horse:
Ten Gun Salute
Best performance by a Sprinter:
Sand And Sea
Best performance over Middle Distance:
Ten Gun Salute
Best performance by a Stayer:
Mr Winsome
Horse Of The Season:
Bull Valley
Groom of the Season:
Mandilakhe Mtwesi
KZN Champion owner by stakes:
Mayfair Speculators
KZNOTA Owner of the Year (KZN-based by stakes earned):
Roy Moodley
KZN Champion Jockey (Most wins in KZN):
Anthony Delpech
KZN Champion Apprentice (Most wins in KZN):
Eric Ngwane
KZN Champion Breeder of the Year (Most stakes won in KZN):
Klawervlei
KZN Champion Trainer (Number of wins trained in KZN):
Duncan Howells
Anita Akal Special Award:
Doug and Di Campbell
KZN Racing Personality Of The Year:
Deez Dayanand

NHRA Long Service Award:
Julie Wilson
Ride of the Season:
Bernard Fayd’Herbe – Marinaresco (Vodacom Durban July)