Lowan has had the fortunate opportunity of growing up in the industry and forming close relationships with racehorses from a very young age. He joined his father, Paul Denysschen at his stables and on training tracks from the age of about 6 yrs old, using any opportunity on weekends and in the school holidays to be around horses
On returning to SA in 2003 he joined his father as his assistant until his passing in 2008. Lowan is still currently based at Ashburton Training Centre, which offers excellent facilities. He enjoy's the Barn style stabling set up with sand tracks which drain well. The 1800m grass track offers a great galloping surface and is only 12 kms before Pietermaritzburg (northbound) and very close to Scottsville Racecourse, which is certainly an added bonus. Lowan adapts a patient approach with his horses,which allows the horses to develop in the correct manner. His fondest memories with father Paul was with horses like Amberpondo, Debs Delight, Sizzling Sauce, Rusedsk, Greenwood to name a few.
We are based at Ashburton training centre which is approx 12km before Pietermaritzburg and only 10 minutes from Scottsville racecourse. Our location is extremely central and very close when you need to go for gallops and school youngsters for a raceday type situations.
Our stables are a clean and barn style 'type' with good ventilation. We have 2 sand tracks which drain really well and a full healthy grass track of approximately 1800m around the bend. We currently run a string of 25- 30 horses.
From a monthly cost point of view, owning or leasing are pretty much the same. The only difference would be your initial required outlay to purchase the horse itself. When owning a horse, you receive all the stakes (minus the general deductions) and are able to sell anytime and receive payment derived from the sale.
However, if leasing, you are limited to a set percentage of stakes won. The leasing split is approximately 20/80 by todays standards, where 20% stake is passed on to the owner for stakes on 1st placed winnings only. Some lease agreements occassionally may include places finished as well. Once the racing carreer of the horse is over, the horse will revert back to the owner for breeding or retirement.
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Toro rosso jumps up in distance to a 2400m is only his 2nd. Hope for improvement
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Pure valor is a nice sort and can still improve
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Runners Scotsville Race 9Results
Forestry law is well in himself has bad draw to contend with but could well make the quartet
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