‘Dad introduced me’
ANOTHER trainer who attributes his interest in the horse-racing industry to his father is Yadav Singh.
“The moment I was introduced to these wonderful thorough-breds by my dad, I was hooked,” beamed Singh, who completed his Grades 11-12 at the SA Jockey Academy, as an equestrian pupil.
His father is a jeweller by trade but owned a few horses, racing in the colours of the Indian national flag – orange, green and white.
was an assistant trainer to Noelene Peech, Tony Rivalland, Weiho Mawing and Cyril Naidoo.
He obtained his trainer’s licence in 2009 and later notched his first win with Dane Delight.
In horse racing, according to Singh, you are only as good as the stock in your stable and the support you get from within the industry.
“Indians in horse racing have come a long way and can compete with the best there is nationally,” said Singh.
He rates Majestic Mambo for a win in this year’s Durban July.