Warrior’s Stone won a MR71 Handicap over 2200 metres at Flamingo Park on 4 February to earn RA Member Nico van Niekerk the NC Owner of the Week Award. The five year old gelding from the LJ Human stable was ridden by Jockey Diego de Gouveia and was bred by Mr R Plersch – AP Arrow (USA) – Garnet by Parade Leader (USA).

Later in the week, van Niekerk had a winner with Basilius (Owned in partnership with Rob MacNab, M Esterhuys, S Poriazis and Tobie Spies) in a MR72 Handicap over 1200 metres at Vaal Racecourse. This was Basilius’ second career victory. The three year old gelding from the Tobie Spies stable was ridden by Muzi Yeni. He was bred at Pecan Hill Stud Farm – Potala Palace – Fashion Queen by Spectrum (Ire).