Grant Knowles

Grant Knowles, proprietor of Central Route Training, has served the horse racing industry in various capacities for most of his working life. He is one of the most recognisable faces in South African racing through many years as a presenter on Tellytrack and host of Breeding To Win (DTSV #239). Grant started in the late 1980s as Trainee General Manager at Turffontein under the legendary John Alexander; then worked as General Manager of Bloodstock SA and later Marketing Manager at Klawervlei Stud. Grant has an in-depth knowledge of racing and breeding and via CRT has bougth and sold dozens of horses for clients, exported many good runners to Mauritius and other racing jurisdictions and formed a number of syndicates suited to owners of all budgets. Best exports include the Mauritian champion Parachute Man; also Hard Day’s Night, Captain Magpie and Black Tractor. Best recent horses sold at CRT sales include Jailhouse Rock, Finchatton, Fly By Night and Silver Coin. One of Grant’s best attributes is his philosophy of staying positive about the industry that serves him and his clients and that he serves in return.Approachable and well-connected, his deals are designed to keep both sides smiling.

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What our clients have to say

  • Grant is a true racing enthusiast, he has a great passion and understanding of breeding and pedigrees which he brings to Central Route Trading. His marketing skills are second to none.
    Brett Crawford, leading trainer
  • I have dealt with Grant Knowles and Central Route Trading in a number of business deals. Grant is courteous and professional and it's always a pleasure doing business with him.
    Mike de Kock, Multiple Champion Trainer

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