Nathan Kotzen Racing

Welcome to NK Racing – the home of winners!

Based in Durban, at the Summerveld Training Centre, NK Racing is a racehorse training facility that takes pride in getting the best out of horses.

Boasting a phenomenal strike rate, Nathan Kotzen is the dedicated trainer of the team and is a great horseman that takes on every challenge with a smile and is truly dedicated to the racing industry.

A special thanks to Candiese Lenferna for capturing great moments .

“We have been enjoying the winner’s circle for more than 40 years, join us!”

With a strong heritage in horse racing, the Kotzen’s were born to train and win! Nathan Kotzen has been in the industry for more than 40 years and celebrated more than 90 wins in the year 2019.

Nathan works strictly by putting the horse’s needs first and has a wealth of knowledge and experience under his belt. Having previously been a long-standing member of the powerful Mike de Kock team,  Nathan has been described by Mike de Kock as a “top racehorse trainer in his own right.”


The Horses

With an uncanny ability to recognize a good horse and a passion for genetics, Nathan knows how to pick winners! Currently, there are 74 horses in training and the yard boasts colts and fillies from prestigious stallions such as Silvano, Noble Tune, Duke of Marmalade, GiveMeTheGreenLight, Brave Tin Soldier, Master Of My Fate and many others.

The Jockeys

Carefully selecting each jockey, Nathan ensures they only work with reputable and talented jockeys such as the legendary 5000-time winner Pierre Strydom.

Another favourite is international rider Anton Marcus who has racked up an incredible 102 Grade1 wins in a long and illustrious career and is currently completing a century of top-level wins achieved in South Africa alone.

Being able to identify talent in the young jockeys, Nathan recently gave 22-year-old Gabrielle Pieterse his very first WIN on Springtime Breeze.

The results of each race prove the expertise of Nathan Kotzen not only the ability to pick good horses and train them exceptionally well but also the natural gift of recognizing talent and pairing the right riders with the right horses for each race.

Want to get into racing?

Getting involved in owning a racehorse is easier then you think!

Buying your own racehorse or investing in a horse, keeping an eye on his progress, and finally watching him thundering down the final straight in the lead is a very exciting and rewarding experience.

You do not need to have any experience in order to enjoy and participate in this sport. Racing offers an incredible amount of reward and fun! If you would like to own a horse or invest in a horse then get in touch with NK Racing for more info.