Industry Press

South Africa’s Santos Sets Sights On Success

Christopher Santos may not have the name recognition of some of the world’s leading thoroughbred traders but the emerging South African agent hopes that, in time, he will earn his spot among the leading players on the world stage.

In what field, though, remains something of a question.

Santos, widely known as Toffa in South Africa’s tight-knit racing circles, wears many hats: bloodstock agent, jockey manager, syndicator, form student. The 28-year-old has quickly become a force in his homeland and is widely recognised as one of the rising stars on the global racing scene.

Put that to him, though, and he remains incredibly humble, realising that he is still very much in the fledgling stages of his racing career.

“I wouldn’t put myself up in the higher echelon of South African bloodstock agents or experts or trainers, but this game is very subjective and opinionated. I definitely have a couple of opinions of my own and that’s the beauty of it,” Santos told ANZ Bloodstock News yesterday.

To read the complete piece by Andrew Hawkins, click the front cover image.