Barry Steenkamp is back
Published: 20 August 2013
Barry Steenkamp, who retired early last season, will soon be back as a trainer in Port Elizabeth.
It is expected that Steenkamp will have some runners from next month at the meetings at Arlington and Fairview.
"In about three weeks’ time I will have runners, but if it takes longer than that, it is fine.
"Patience is what is required now. I want to get the horses ready first," Steenkamp said.
Steenkamp was planning to enjoy his retirement but just can't resist working with race horses again.
He could not let the opportunity pass when the Kacnis family asked him to train about 23 maidens at a farm near Fairview.
Steenkamp was a trainer for many years in Port Elizabeth. Last season het trained in partnership with Dorrie Sham.
They had 10 winners as a combination before Steenkamp retired. Sham is now on her own and doing very well. "I am glad that it is going so well at that stable," Steenkamp remarked.
Mitch Wiese and Marcelle Uys were also assistant-trainers with Steenkamp before they took out their trainers licences.