New South African manager for Magic Millions

Magic Millions has appointed Paul Lafferty as its South African Representative.  

Based in Kwazulu-Natal, Lafferty worked with trainers Herman Brown, Ivan Pickering and Pat Lunn, before leaving for an apprenticeship in California.  On his return to South Africa in 1988, Paul took out his own trainers licence in Durban.

In the 1990s Paul embarked on a new career as an on-course television presenter and co-hosts popular racing show Winning Ways.

Lafferty enjoys the backing of some of South African racing’s leading owners and his stable is emerging as a major player.  “My role will include liaising with trainers, owners and bloodstock agents in South Africa and helping to promote Magic Millions and their auctions throughout the country,” Lafferty said.  “Australia is clearly a great market for us.”

Magic Millions horses continue to do very well in South Africa and include the likes of Delago Deluxe, Gimmethegreenlight, Fighting Warrior and Happy Archer..