Owner of the Month – February 2019

PUBLISHED: 11 March 2019

GC Owner of the month feb 19


The Gold Circle Owner Award for the month has been bestowed on the Kinmount Racing Syndicate where the nominee is Avison Keyan Carlisle.

The syndicate, formed quite recently, includes Keyan’s parents Avison and Mary along with other family members and friends and operates from the family’s Kinmount Stud just north of Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

Avison senior recalled how he and wife Mary became involved in racing through farming friends in 1996 and three years later bought their first horse, Rebel Patriot, that went on to win six races. A while later they bought Rebel Patriot’s dam, Rebel Qui, which became the foundation mare for the Kinmount Stud.

During February the syndicate had two winners – News Stream at Scottsville and Alfonso Spagoni at Greyville – the latter being the son of one of the daughters of Rebel Qui and, happily for three members of the Kinmount Racing Syndicate, a win first time out for the first horse they have ever been involved with.

Kinmount Stud is run by Avison senior and Mary with Keyan running the overall farming operation where the stud has produced a number of good horses that have contributed to the 47 winners they have enjoyed over the years.

The family is also involved with the welfare of the apprentice jockeys in the province with Avison senior being the chairman of the SA Jockey Academy at Summerveld for the past 10 years – a position which is very close to his heart.

A truly inspirational story of a family dedicated to the thoroughbred and those that celebrate its existence and purpose.

Well done.

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