Trying to make it in a man’s world is never easy, but as they say, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.
Cape Town-based trainer worked under some of the country’s most accomplished trainers during his apprenticeship and the lessons he has gained have been invaluable.
Louis was born into a racing stable as his late father, Danie was a many-time Champion Trainer in the Eastern Cape, after his weight caught up with him, ending his career as a jockey.
Gavin was born into horseracing and in particular, Port Elizabeth racing. He has followed in his dad, Andy’s footsteps and has made a huge success of his training career, having won the PE trainer’s championship on eight occasions.
Trainers to saddle 6 winners on a day in South Africa include: Theo de Klerk, Terrance Millard, Andy Smith, Gavin Smith and Gary Alexander.