Malan du Toit (right) with Anchen Roos and Bon Ami.
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A truly memorable day with Anchen and Bon Ami!

FOR the past 20 years I have been involved with the behaviour of horses in all types of disciplines. From starting them as youngsters to seeing them developing into mature powerful athletes. It is especially within the racing environment that I have had the...
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Dynasty with groom 'Sparrow' and Malan du Toit.
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Dynasty launched Malan’s career

THE racetrack and stud achievements of Dynasty aside, the late, great stallion also launched at least two known careers, including those of his work rider, “Sparrow” as a successful businessman and Malan du Toit, the former Dutch Reformed Minister who became a world-renowned Equine...
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Proud of Tarryn and Oberon

WELL done to the talented Oberon (a 9 year old stallion out of Optimum van der Wellington/Alzu Burberry owned and bred by Emily Pfaff Ehlers) and brilliantly ridden by Tarryn Stebbing to win the Chairmans Cup at Mistico Equestrian Centrer as a wild card...
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Do It Again gave Malan (extra) grey hairs

THE “stories behind the story” are what make horseracing so rich in the literature it provides every day, most of which go unreported because there are simply too many horses, too many breeders, owners, trainers and jockeys and not enough journalists employed in racing...
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Malan conducts starting gates workshop

THE National Horseracing Authority (NHA) in April 2018 commissioned Malan du Toit to host a workshop at Summerveld during which all aspects of starting stall procedures were handled, including sharpening of staff skills, handling matters and improved focus, and safety aspects. The workshop was...
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Malan du Toit (third left), with connections of Believe Me.
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Believe it – Malan is a master!

TRAINER Johan Janse van Vuuren celebrated his stable’s 200th winner at the Vaal on Thursday when Weichong Marwing booted Believe Me to a 2.75-length win for Laurence Wernars and family. “We started with four horses, we’ve come a long way,” said Janse Van Vuuren,...
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Malan attends Conference in China

MALAN du Toit, has sent us a report and photos from the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo in the city of  Dongguan, situated in China’s Pearl River Delta. Malan recently joined South Africa’s Progressive Business Forum, who seeks to market a variety...
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Malan du Toit, Trevor Brown (left) and Bernard Fayd'Herbe with Fawree.
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Malan gets Fawree to change his habits!

TROUBLESOME three-year-old Fawree was passed through the pens without hassles at Meydan in Dubai on Friday morning after a successful week in the hands of Malan du Toit, South Africa’s leading equine behaviour therapist. Mike de Kock’s UAE Derby prospect had his starting stall...
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A call for help from Mike de Kock

MALAN du Toit has been called in to help with trainer Mike de Kock’s 2017 UAE Derby troublesome prospect, Fawree. The colt’s participation in the Gr2 Derby on Dubai World Cup night hangs in the balance after he burst from the pens in last...
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