The Captain Earns His Rank

Golden Loom achieved highest rating

Captain Of All seen winning his farewell appearance

Captain Of All seen winning his farewell appearance

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.


Golden Loom – with the late Buddy Maroun

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:

Golden Loom 127
Jet Master 126
Captain Of All 126
Ruby Clipper 124
Fov’s Favourite 122
J J The Jet Plane 122
All Will Be Well 121
Pocket Power 121
Pylon 121
Uncle Tommy 121
What A Winter 121
Futura 120
Legal Eagle 120
Mythical Flight 120
Via Africa 120
Al Nitak 119
El Picha 119
Wylie Hall 119
Yard-Arm 119


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