Saturday’s Gr1 Mercury Sprint winner Captain Of All has been accorded a merit rating of 126 following his scintillating farewell performance when scoring his third career Gr1 victory from 12 starts.
This places him alongside the legendary Jet Master on the table of best ratings, since the MR system was introduced.
Captain Of All is due to take up duties at Klawervlei Stud shortly.
The all-time highest rating was achieved by sprinting superstar Golden Loom, who twice won the Gr1 Computaform Sprint; was second once and third twice.
The brilliant brown gelding – known as Goofy- was the king of speed on the Highveld in a golden age of sprinting. He raced for nine seasons and chalked up his final race victory at the ripe age of 10. In all, he had 78 starts, won 22 of them and was placed 37 times, for a stakes haul of R2.8-million.
He was owned by the Benoni born and bred Raymond, Budwa and Michael Abrosie. The late Buddy Maroun trained the star sprinter for the brothers.
The top ratings:
|Captain Of All||126|
|J J The Jet Plane||122|
|All Will Be Well||121|
|What A Winter||121|