Kumaran ‘Kom’ Naidoo is a racehorse trainer based at Summerveld Training Centre, in KZN. One of the key figures in the KZN training ranks, see more about his rise to becoming a formidable force in the province.
Kom broke into the training ranks of the South African Horseracing Industry back in 2006 and has progressed steadily since. He began with a mere 10 horses at his Summerveld base, but due to hard work, honesty and a satisfactory success rate, he has grown his string to over 50 horses. Kom pays a special tribute to long-time friend and loyal patron, Seelan Chetty, who was instrumental in him making the bold decision to take out his trainer’s licence in December 2006. His most successful season to date was when he saddled 58 winners, which ensured a very creditable 4th placed finish on the KZN Trainer’s Log behind the likes of the game’s greats, Mike de Kock, Sean Tarry and Dennis Drier. Naidoo attributes his stable success to a great team and lists Candice Dawson (former Gauteng satellite yard assistant) as a brilliant assistant. He has won a few Grade 2 and 3 events but is still searching for that thus far, elusive Grade 1 winner. . We wish Kom well with his future endeavours. Source – Sporting Post.