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A privilege to work with such horses!

THIS beautiful photo by Chase Liebenberg is of Saturday’s G1 Queen’s Plate winner Jet Dark, a smart three-year-old, fast up-and-coming, getting a splashdown after the big race. I was discussing big race winners with Jason May, the pre-trainer from Drakenstein Stud, and we are...
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High Born Lady.
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Malan’s success with High Born Lady

HIGH Born Lady, a fluent winner of her 1200m debut at the Vaal on 5 December, had some behavioural problems as a younger horse, and trainers Mike and Adam Azzie called on Malan du Toit for help. Malan tells: “I’ve had a long and...
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Malan took Sundari for a spin!

Malan du Toit, seen at Randjesfontein at the weekend on Candice Dawson stables’ lead horse, Sundari. He was working with one of Dawson’s runners and decided to take a break and sit on this former Kimberley Mile winner who was a very good sand...
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Malan du Toit with Legislate.
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Make haste, slowly!

I had two very interesting recent discussions with people involved in managerial positions in stud and pre-training facilities within the horse racing industry in South Africa. The discussions were about the breaking in of horses. Let me first say, I do not really like...
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Malan du Toit Potgooi (Podcasts) on RSG

MALAN du Toit has a Tuesday slot on the Afrikaans radio station, RSG, with presenter Amore Bekker. Listen to his (Afrikaans) podcasts below: 26 May 2020 19 May 2020 12 May 2020 5 May 2020 28 April 2020 21 April 2020 14 April 2020...
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Malan du Toit Career Review Part 2

HORSE behaviourist Malan du Toit, who has worked wonders with problematic horses in South Africa this last decade, ended Part 1 of his career review last October, writing, “The biggest eye-opener for me, however, was when I started to learn more about the science...
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Amore Bekker of RSG.
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Malan’s new feature on RSG

MALAN du Toit said on Tuesday, 28 January: “I am excited to share with you that I have been invited to do a series of programmes (starting today) on the Afrikaans Radio station, Radio Sonder Grense (RSG, 100-104 FM). “The 10-minute spot will be about...
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Malan du Toit with Anton Marcus and Mike de Kock.
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Hawwaam: Things can go wrong sometimes!

LEADING equine behaviourist Malan du Toit was at the much debated L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate start at Kenilworth on Saturday and has rejected conspiracy theories, putting the various equipment issues down to ‘things that do go wrong’. Writing on social media, Malan says that horses...
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MATHEW de Kock and Equine Behaviour Therapist Malan du Toit were two of the happiest people on track at Kenilworth Saturday. They and a team of assistants at Randjesfontein worked patient hours with star colt Hawwaam to re-school him after the Durban July and Du Toit said: “Mat gave me the winning trophy as a kind gesture and I am honoured and privileged. This was a story of failure to success and it is very satisfying for us.
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From failure to success!

HAWWAAM took the Gr2 Premier Trophy over 1800m at Kenilworth in stylish fashion, and returned to the winner’s box the way he’d gone to post – all relaxed. There was only a small patch of sweat on his back when he was unsaddled, it...
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