Owner Mike du Toit is buying more and more horses, and for good reason.
Du Toit has been doing very well in recent times as an owner in the stable of the East Cape champion trainer Alan Greeff.
One of the winners he has been involved in is the filly Black Gardenia.
This filly made a winning Fairview debut on the Polytrack on Friday (12 July) after relocating from Cape Town.
Black Gardenia won the All To Come Maiden Plate (F & M) over 1200m.
Du Toit, his son Barry, the trainer and his wife Glenifer Greeff are the co-owners of Black Gardenia.
About 16 years ago Du Toit was a part-owner of the filly Nik Nak that won seven races in the Eastern Cape.
He disappeared from the game for a while but Du Toit is back strongly as an owner with the same stable.
He was full of praise for the work that the champion trainer is doing.
“Alan and his team are doing a wonderful job. We got this filly from Cape Town and within a month the stable got her ready to run and win,” Du Toit said.
Du Toit said he will be involved as an owner with more new horses for Port Elizabeth but is cautious to predict more winners.
“Let’s wait and see,” Du Toit added.
Greeff is enjoying the greatest season ever by a stable in Port Elizabeth.
He has saddled a record number of 165 Fairview winners in the season and there are still three meetings left to increase his record tally.