‘Dad in­tro­duced me’

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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.

Singh,

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.

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