Joostes make it four in a row
Published: 25 May 2015
Owners Ingrid and Markus Jooste might have reached a milestone that not even Britain’s Queen Elizabeth can claim – to win the same Grade 1 race with four different runners in four successive years.
In 2012 they captured what is now called the Tsogo Sun Sprint with Delago Deluxe, a year later it was Contador who was first past the post and last year it was Normanz who won it. On Saturday they made the race their own as Captain Of All under Sean Cormack stormed home with 60kg on his back to beat Gulf Storm by 1.25 lengths.
Charles Laird trained the first three winners but it stayed in family as cousin Dennis Drier was the man in charge of Captain Of All. The son of Captain Al won his second Grade 1 race at this course as, two years ago as a juvenile, he captured the Gold Medallion, beating Willow Magic by one length.
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