From left to right on headline photo, Ross Kieswetter of Highlands, Therese Bam of Kwela, Malan du Toit, cameraman Joshua Appolis, sound director Marius Retief, director Chris Thompson and cameraman Ruan Pienaar, the team representing Homebrew Films.
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TURF TALK 1 October 2020: Kwêla visits Malan for documentary

BEING a former man of the cloth, Malan du Toit is the type of guy who can lead horseracing out of the desert and into the Promised Land.

He’s one of a kind, – honest, talented, logical, straight-shooting and fair, but he’d rather be training untrainable horses than trying his hand at dirty business. A pity that those talents can’t be honed at administrative levels in this time.

Malan with wife Finnie (light blue), and daughter Karien Lutz with her showjumper, Zoid.
Malan with wife Finnie (light blue), and daughter Karien Lutz with her showjumper, Zoid.

That being as it may be, Malan’s work is widely noticed and recognised, and he’s a shining buoy in a sea of mediocrity.

Kwêla, the award-winning DTSV magazine show, documented Malan’s sterling work in racing in a show due for 25 October. It was shot at his smallholding in the Joostenberg Flats, also at Ridgemont Highlands .

From left to right on headline photo, Ross Kieswetter of Highlands, Therese Bam of Kwela, Malan du Toit, cameraman Joshua Appolis, sound director Marius Retief, director Chris Thompson and cameraman Ruan Pienaar, the team representing Homebrew Films.  – from Turf Talk.

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