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Owner of the Week

Tommy Hotspur Handicap goes to Champagne Haze

The racing partnership comprising Messrs JF and LMF Wernars, Pravin Chetty, BG Gardner, A Guiricich, J Labuschagne, GP Sadie, DA Simpson, Mrs JP Gardner and Mr AP Whicher was voted the RA Owner of the Week after their win by Champagne Haze in the R250 000 Tommy Hotspur Handicap (Grade 3) over 1000 metres at Turffontein on 17 February. The five year old Gary Alexander trained gelding started out at 18/1 and landed his second career win under the ride by Lyle Hewitson. Champagne Haze was bred at Summerhill Stud – Kahal (GB) – Vin Fizz by Qui Danzig (USA).

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Co-owner John Peters cut loose with the Highland Fling when his horse Winter Love won a Maiden Plate for fillies and mares on Friday (26 June) at Fairview.

Peters, who rarely miss a meeting in Port Elizabeth, was over the moon with the victory. He did the traditional Scottish dance as a celebration and repeated it after his winning interview on Tellytrack.

Peters owns the filly in partnership with Mark and Dorrie Sham, and also Bill Lusk. Dorrie trains the filly and she and her husband was on hand to celebrate victory with Peters.

Lusk is a master welder in Nigeria.

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