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Variety Club Dominates SAf Awards Function
Outstanding galloper Variety Club (Var-La Massine, by Secret Prospector) has been crowned 2012/13 South African Horse Of The Year for the second consecutive year at the Equus Awards ceremony in Johannesburg, reports sahracing.com. The 5YO entire, who also claimed Champion Older Male & Champion Miler honours, was undefeated last season winning all 5 starts highlighted by Gr1 victories in the R1 million Queen's Plate at Kenilworth & the R750,000 Gold Challenge at Clairwood. Among the other major category winners on the night were Kochka (Champion 2YO colt), Along Came Polly (Champion 2YO filly), Vercingetorix (Champion 3YO colt), Beach Beauty (Champion Older Mare), Mike de Kock (Champion Trainer) & Piere Strydom (Champion Jockey).