The Gold Circle Owner Award for the month has been bestowed on Mayesh Chetty.
Developing an interest in racing through his brother and friends who loved the sport and bet on the horses, Mayesh got a lot more involved in the industry when he bought his first horse, Butane, at a KwaZulu-Natal sale back in 2007.
Butane won first time out and since then Mayesh’s involvement has grown to include breeding and having six mares – one in KwaZulu-Natal and five in the Cape – and a racing team of about 25 horses located in stables around the country.
“I have horses here in KwaZulu-Natal, in the Western Cape, Port Elizabeth, Gauteng and Kimberley.”
Over the years Mayesh, who was elected a director of Gold Circle in January, has enjoyed 135 winners – two during the past month – and says he finds the breeding side of the industry “very exciting”. His relatively small current involvement in breeding with six mares has done very well with 13 of his home-bre.
Well done Mayesh!