Industry Press

Terrance Millard Passes Away

South African horseracing is mourning the passing of one of our greatest trainers.

Terrance Millard passed away on Wednesday evening at his home in the Cape a month short of his 90th birthday.

Terrance Millard was a horseman without peer in a golden age of legends, colourful characters and legendary trainers.

At the time of his retirement in 1991 he had trained over 2500 winners. He won 117 Gr1 races, 44 Gr2 races and 37 Gr3 races.

He won the Durban July six times, twice filing the top three places. He also won the Met and the Gold Cup six times apiece.

Millard’s extraordinary record of 117 Gr1 winners was surpassed by Mike de Kock when the current Summer Cup favourite Soqrat won the Cape Guineas in 2018.

De Kock summed up the Millard magic at the time: “Just to be mentioned in the same breath as Terrance Millard is good enough for me. What I remember from those days is that we were absolutely in awe of him.”

Terrance Millard is survived by his partner of some years, Nola Rathbone, his son Tony, who trains in Hong Kong, and his daughter Carol, who is married to top trainer, Geoff Woodruff.

Condolences to the family from all at Gold Circle and KZN racing.

By Gold Circle