Glen Kotzen is a Cape based trainer, with a satellite yard at KZN’s Summerveld Training Centre west of Durban.
The Kotzen team is an eclectic cocktail of experience and youthful exuberance.
John Buckler manages their KZN yard. It’s the longest running ‘satellite’ yard in the holiday province and a key component in the Woodhill Racing business model. “The polytrack option and varied mix of racing in KZN gives us the perfect opportunity to optimise returns for our owners. Some horses are not competitive and have limited opportunity in the Cape summer season. So they go to KZN where they can earn their way. An vice versa. It works well and we have been there longer than some of the ‘permanent’ local yards,” laughs Glen.
At their Paarl Headquarters, former trainer Des McLachlan oversees a strong team headed by Mazenyo Mathabazihe who is Head Groom and breaks in all the babies.“Mazenyo has attended the grooms school courtesy of the Cape Breeders Club and through them also attended the Monty Roberts exhibition at Mistico which he loved. He often talks about the experience and says that Monty was a magician with horses. Some of it has rubbed off on Mazenyo!”
We look forward to seeing his Hollywood Syndicate string grow.
Source: Sporting Post