The racing yard run by Trainer, Ivan van Wyk has a string of around 30 horses which he trainers for Yellow Star Stud and a small number of selected owners. The yard races only in KZN and we trip horses down to both tracks at Scottsville in Pietermaritzburg and Greyville in Durban for most meetings.

Ivan previously worked for Turffontein based trainer, Chris Erasmus and was with him firstly as a Stable Employee in 2003 and later as an assistant Trainer. Ivan took out his Trainer's licence on the 1st May 2017 and has enjoyed very pleasing results to date.

Ivan is an exceptional horseman with a very relaxed, easy way about him. This is obviously transferred to the horses with the result that he seldom has trouble with difficult horses and the horses are left to enjoy the calm and natural environment on the farm with very little interference from Veterinary  treatment and medication.

Ivan is a firm believer that if time off and rest can't cure them medication, in most cases, will only mask the problem and aggravate the problem in the long run.

Ivan is also in charge of our ready to run horses and has prepared numerous horses for ready run sales and is willing to do it for us and our clients at very reasonable fees.         


Photo's: Ashley de Klerk, John Lewis & Gold Circle