Trainer of the Month – April 2019

PUBLISHED: 11 June 2019

Trainer April 19

The Gold Circle Trainer Award for the month has been bestowed on Glen Kotzen.

Thinking as a youngster that he may become a priest, Glen’s career path changed somewhat as he grew older and thereafter included an application to the Jockey Academy to become a jockey which was thwarted by weight and an apprenticeship which saw him qualify as an electrician. Blowing all the lights in the house short-circuited that employment path and he moved back to the “family business” of horseracing. Indeed, that move has proven the right one and Glen has become one of the top conditioners in the country operating from his private training centre in the Cape and a Summerveld satellite yard and, in anyone’s language, doing very well.

During the month horses from his stable won five races from 27 runners, equaling the 18% winner percentage of leading KwaZulu-Natal trainer Dennis Drier who topped the list with six winners from 32 runners.

With another seven place finishers giving him a 45% win-place record, runners from this yard are likely to feature well during the season and should be closely considered.

Well done Glen.­