South Africa: Trainer Candice Robinson Finding Success In Male-Dominated Sport

Since she took over as the head trainer for the South African-based Bass Racing Stables last year, Candice Robinson has saddled 72 winners, placing her in fourth in South Africa’s trainer standings.

Not surprisingly, Robinson is the only woman on that list, since horse racing is a male-dominated sport, not only in South Africa, but in every nation. However, as a recent article at allAfrica.com points out, although it hasn’t always been easy, Robinson is making headway in the industry and finding success.

“In reality there is nothing that makes men more capable trainers than women,” Robinson said. “What you need to excel in this industry is an ability to understand horses, you’re either a horseman or you’re not.”

“Every horse is different and their temperaments and type of horse (sprinter or distance) dictate how they should be trained,” she continued. “Some are ready for racing a few months after reaching the stables, others can take a full year to come to hand. Patience and compassion are key and these distinctly female traits go a far way towards training a champion racehorse.”

Read more at allAfrica.com

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