Hero’s Honour showed his class in a fluent win at Turffontein over 1600m on 09 February 2019, in a competitive assessment plate. Well ridden by apprentice Denis Schwarz, he had Hero’s Honour well placed just off the pace and when he asked for an effort Hero’s Honour responded instantly and produced a strong finish to win going away. Congratulations to owners; Laurence & Jarryd Wernars, Bruce & Jo Gardner & Greg Sadie. Hero’s Honour was bred by Summerhill Stud!
Despite still being in need of the race, Hero’s Honour came from off the pace and ran on strongly to get the better of his younger rivals over 1600m at Turffontein on 12 January 2019. The 2018 SA Derby(GR1) winner was all guts in the run to the line and he is on track for bigger races coming up later in the season. Congratulations to owners, Laurence & Jarryd Wernars, Bruce & Jo Gardner & Greg Sadie. Hero’s Honour was bred by Summerhill Stud!
The nominees for Champion Stayer for the 2018 Racing Association award were , Fortissima, Just Cruised In, Let it Rain, Secret Potion & Hero’s Honour. In a hotly contested category the vote went to Hero’s Honour. The stable is delighted for owners Laurence & Jaryd Wernars, Greg Sadie, Bruce & Joanne Gardner. It is wonderful to pick up another Racing Association award, especially with this young horse who should continue to improve as he matures. Hero’s Honour was also nominated for Champion 3 year old but the vote went to the well deserved Monks Hood. Hero’s Honour was bred by Summerhill Stud who also bred Champion three year old filly Takingthepeace, whose dam Lisa Anne was trained by Gary Alexander.
Hero’s Honour stayed on well to win the South African Derby (GR 1) under a top ride by former Champion Jockey Mark Khan, at Turffontein Racecourse on 05 May 2018. Hero’s Honour made it three South African Derby’s for the Stable, the first was Silver Sliver in 2000, followed by Timber Trader(NZ) in 2002. Timber Trader(NZ) was also ridden by Mark Khan. Congratulations to owners Messrs J & L Wernars, B Gardner, G Sadie & Mrs J Gardner. Hero’s Honour was bred by Summerhill Sud!
Hero’s Honour ran out an impressive winner under leading jockey Anthony Delpech to break his maiden over 1600m on Saturday 20 January 2018 at Turffontein Racecourse. He should continue to improve and there will be more to come from this son of Await The Dawn(USA). Congratulations to owners, Messrs J & L Wernars, B Gardner G Sadie & Mrs J Gardner. Hero’s Honour was bred by Summerhill Stud.