The Gold Circle Trainer Award for the month of June has been awarded to Glen Kotzen.
At this time of the year it is difficult to isolate individuals for honours because of the high standard of performances all round and, having recorded the highest stake earnings in the month on which the trainer log is based, Mike de Kock would undoubtedly deserve the accolade.
However, like Mike with Hawwaam, Glen has had to deal with a problem horse in Eyes Wide Open and has managed to return the colt back to his earlier top-class ability to run fourth in the Vodacom Durban July. In addition, while Mike fielded 15 runners in the month for three winners and seven places, Glen has also kept his stable turning over for his patrons and sent out 36 runners of which seven found the winner’s enclosure and another 11 earned a dividend for their owners.
Gold Circle congratulates both trainers for their performances and recognises others like Justin Snaith, Sean Tarry and Dennis Drier that have kept the overall standard of racing at the highest level, but we single out Glen for his excellent contribution to racing during the month.
Well done Glen.