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Captain of All wins Gr1 Mercury Sprint. This photo by curtesy of Jeremy Nelson captures Captain of All’s phenomenal speed - the dirt hasn’t even settled from 2 strides ago!

Al Mariachi wins the 2017 Gr3 Umkomazi Stakes and KZN Million and places in the Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion for owner Gavin Glover, trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Corne Orfer

Captain of All wins Gr1 Mercury Sprint. This photo by curtesy of Jeremy Nelson captures Captain of All’s phenomenal speed - the dirt hasn’t even settled from 2 strides ago!

Captain of All wins 2015 Gr1 Mercury / Golden Horseshoe Sprint. This photo curtesy of Jeremy Nelson captures Captain of All’s phenomenal speed - the dirt hasn’t even settled from 2 strides ago!

Captain of All wins Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion with jockey Sean Cormack, Gill Drier, race manager Derek Brugman and champion trainer Dennis Drier

Captain of All wins 2015 Gr1 Tsogo Sun Sprint with jockey Sean Cormack, Gill Drier, race manager Derek Brugman and champion trainer Dennis Drier for owners Ingrid & Markus Jooste.

Vercingetorix winning the Gr1 Jebel Hatta photo credit: Dubai Racing Club // Andrew Watkins

Multiple Graded Stakes superstar Vercingetorix that the Riverside grooms pin-hooked wins Gr1 Jebel Hatta at Meydan, Dubai in 2014 and Gr2 Al Rashidiya in 2015

Captain of All wins 2014 Gr2 Diadem. Congratulations to owners Ingrid & Markus Jooste

Captain of All wins 2014 Gr2 Diadem. Congratulations to owners Ingrid & Markus Jooste, trainer Dennis Drier and jockey Sean Cormack

Captain of All wins 2013 Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion with jockey Sean Cormack, trainer Dennis Drier and race manager Derek Brugman and for owners Ingrid & Markus Jooste. A terrific training feat as he had won the Maiden Juvenile only 6 days previously.

Captain of All wins 2013 Gr1 Tsogo Sun Medallion with jockey Sean Cormack, trainer Dennis Drier and race manager Derek Brugman for owners Ingrid & Markus Jooste. A terrific training feat as he had won the Maiden Juvenile only 6 days previously.

Robbie Fradd rode Secret Obsession to victory in the 2013 Syringa Stakes wners John Kalmanson and Susan Rowett and trainer Geoff Woodruff. Secret Obsession is a Captain Al filly out of the Russian Fox mare, Sweet Natasha

Robbie Fradd rode Secret Obsession to victory in the 2013 Syringa Stakes Hcp for owners John Kalmanson and Susan Rowett and trainer Geoff Woodruff. Secret Obsession is a Captain Al filly out of the Russian Fox mare, Sweet Natasha

Potent Power wins Gr 1 Tsogo Sun Medallion for owners EW Buhr, MA Currie, M Dally & BHF Syndicate and Trainer, Dennis Drier and Jockey Kevin Shea.

Potent Power wins 2012 Gr 1 Tsogo Sun Medallion & takes KZN Champion 2YO Colt for owners EW Buhr, MA Currie, M Dally & BHF Syndicate and trainer, Dennis Drier and jockey Kevin Shea before being sold to HK.

Link Man 2010 Equus Champion 2YO colt

Hat trick for Link Man as he wins the Gr1 Gold Medallion for owners LM Nestadt, GL Blank & GZ Burg, trainer Dennis Drier and jockey A Delpech. Born & raised at Riverton for Tawny Syndicate he went on to win the G3 Tony Ruffles & Gr2 Gauteng Guineas with trainer Mike de Kock

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Making Miracles

Congratulations once again to owners SW Phillips, Peter Gibson & SA MacGregor and trainer Grant Paddock. Making Miracles with jockey Greg Cheyne aboard and on the poly this time won over 2200m on the 10th September 2018 at Fairview! 

Red Orbit

Proving a profitable horse for the punters with a 9% ROI, the filly Red Orbit (Seventh Rock AUS x Red Eminence), scored a significant win with Phillip Mlangeni onboard in the Workriders Maiden Plate at Vaal on the 28th Aug 2018. Congratulations to owners Messrs Messrs PJ, N, R & Miss S Delport & Mr P G A Labuschagne and trainer Stephen Moffatt. Red Orbit’s half-sister, Red Al by Captain Al, ran third at Greyville the following day.

Al Mariachi

Congratulations to owners Gavin Glover, Kishan Padaruth, Menon Kanakshabee & Mme Bina Ruhee, trainer A. Perdrau, and jockey S. Bussunt on Al Mariachi’s win in Mauritius on Saturday the 25th Aug 2018! Al Mariachi was back on form to take the honours from Seventh Plain and Var’s Dream.

Making Miracles

Congratulations to new owners SW Phillips, Peter Gibson & SA MacGregor, trainer G Paddock and jockey Bernard Fayd’herbe on Making Miracles winning race 8 over 2000m at Fairview 24.08.2018.

Cirillo

Cirillo the 2YRO Pomodoro out of Miss Wordsworth won the 1st race at Turffontein on Saturday 7th July. Congrats to owner Chris Van Niekerk, trainer Sean Tarry and jockey Chase Maujean. 

Cirillo

Two year old Cirillo out of the maidens with plenty in hand after winning at Turffontein on 14 June 2018! He was bumped with 400m to go to finish second in the G2 SA Nursery last time out. Congratulations to owner Chris Van Niekerk, trainer Sean Tarry and S‘Manga Khumalo who positioned him well. 

Emperor Niarchos

The plucky 7 YRO Emperor Niarchos wins again! Congratulations to owners LF Robinson & Z Bifov, trainer Frank Robinson & jockey Keegan De Melo on race 3 at Greyville on Sat 2 June 2018. 

Red Al

Flying into the lead, Red Al, wins Race 2 clear of the field at Scottsville for Mario Ferreira on 26th May 2018. Congrats Mario, trainer Gareth van Zyl and jockey Warren Kennedy! Red Al is a filly by the late great Captain Al out of our mare, Red Eminence.

Gimme One Night

Well done to jockey Bernard Fayd’herbe who rode Gimme One Night to victory on 25th April 2018. Congratulations to Gimme One Night’s owners Mrs C L Gabler, Dr B D Sarembock, Mr P C Sarembock and trainer Brett Crawford. Gimme One Night is by Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) out of the mare Fiesta Queen (SAF) whose half-sister was the top priced filly sold at Nationals yesterday. Nice pedigree update for her new owner Mario Ferreira.

BlueMoonRising

BlueMoonRising did it on the poly. Congratulations to owner Mr E Cassim, trainer Garth Puller & jockey Anthony Delpech on BlueMoonRising (Blue Tiger out of Asiatic Moon by Victory Moon.) winning race 1 at Greyville on 14 March 2018.

Al's Bells

Congratulations to owner Jessica Slack Jell, trainer Alan Greeff & jockey Greg Cheyne on Al’s Bells (Captain Al x Govani) winning race 1 at Fairview on 12 March 2018.

Matthew Lips

Matthew Lips (Oracy x Mannering) did just enough to take Race 9 for his new owners at Flamingo Park on 26th Feb 2018. Congratulations to trainer Bill Human and jockey Mathew Thackeray.

Twice As Smart

Congratulations to owners Liz Clarke and Ian & Carla Howard, trainer Wendy Whitehead and jockey Stuart Randolph on Twice As Smart’s hands and heels win of Race 7 on the Greyville poly – Friday 23rd Feb 2018.

Queen of Alamo

Queen of Alamo (Pathfork out of Parade Leader mare, Fiesta Queen) took on a good field to win race 2 on the poly at Greyville on 26 Feb 2018. This filly has turned into a fine earner for her owners Messers Warren Frost, MA Govender, SS Govender, T Govender, and owner & trainer Glen Kotzen and jockey C Bantam. Congratulations!

Making Miracles

Appropriately for Christmas Eve, Making Miracles (Black Minnaloushe x Remarkable) won at Scottsville for owner, trainer & actor Paul Lafferty. Well done Laff!

Miss D'Aray

Another win for Miss D’Aray on 30 November! Congratulations to owners FM Carruthers, Ian Robinson, B Taylor & Ms Joanne Taylor and owner & trainer Glen Puller and apprentice jockey Akshay Ballon.

Asian Star

Congratulations to owners and (client) breeders William Wu, Peter Gibson & Wong Hay Yiu and trainer M Dixon and up and coming jockey Ashton Arries on Asian Star’s maiden win at Greyville on Sat 18 Nov 2017.

Twice as Smart

Congratulations to owners Liz Clarke and Carla & Ian Howard, trainer Wendy Whitehead, and jockey C Habib on Twice as Smart’s first win in smart style on the Poly at Greyville on Friday 20 Oct!

Antarctica

Congratulations to owners and (client) breeders W Wu, Peter Gibson & H Wong and trainer Cliffie Miller and jockey F Herholdt on Antarctica’s 3 lengths win at Flamingo Park in 9 Oct 2017.

Gimme One Night

Congratulations to Gimme One Night’s owners Mrs C L Gabler, Dr B D Sarembock, Mr P C Sarembock, trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Corne Orffer on his win at Durbanville on Saturday 30th September. Gimme One Night by Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) out of Fiesta Queen (SAF).

Queen of Alamo

Congratulations to owners Messrs Warren Frost, MA Govender, SS Govender & owner & trainer Glen Kotzen​ and jockey Richard Fourie on Queen of Alamo’s (Pathfork x Fiesta Queen by Parade Leader) win over a 1000m at Durbanville on Saturday 24th Sept 2017.

Heart of a Legend

Congrats to owners Chrigor Stud & Mrs S Hattingh on Heart of a Legend’s (Antonio Pius x Legendary Flight) win for them and trainer Glen Kotzen and jockey L Burke on 20 Sept over 1000m

Miss D'Aray

Congratulations to owners FM Carruthers, Ian Robinson, B Taylor & Ms Joanne Taylor and owner & trainer Glen Puller and jockey A Ballon for leading the field to win with Miss D’Aray on Sunday the 19th August.

Tiger Star

Congratulations to owners Michael Brown, BE Mostert and AJ van Huysteen, and trainer Yvette Bremner, and jockey Lyle Hewitson on Tiger Star’s (Blue Tiger x Festival Parade) flying win on 18 August!

EndOfMarch

Congratulations to owners GP Lemke, Brynn Ressel and Marsh Shirtcliff, trainer Candice Robinson and Aldo Domeyer on EndOfMarch (Marchfield x MonDieu) winning the 1st race at Kenilworth on Saturday 15th July.

Plum British

Congratulations to Owners John E Finlayson, Emma Rorke, Ian Levitan and PA Peter, Trainer Paul Peter and Jockey Mathew Thackeray on Plum British’s win on 13th July 2017! Plum British by Great Britain out of the mare Sweet Natasha. (Rambo who ran 3rd was born and raised for World Wide Syn at Riverton.)

Miss D'Aray

Great to have both Riverton bred runners win at Kenilworth today (3rd June). Congratulations to owners FM Carruthers, Ken Martin, B Taylor & Ms Joanne Taylor and owner & trainer Garth Puller. Jockey O Noach ensured a flying win for Miss D’Aray (Oracy by a Goldmark mare, Remarkable)

Queen of Alamo

Nice win for Grant van Niekerk on Queen of Alamo to take race 3 at Kenilworth on 3rd June. Congratulations to owners Warren Frost, MA Govender, SS Govender, T Govender and owner & trainer Glen Kotzen. Queen of Alamo is by Pathfork out of a Parade Leader mare, Fiesta Queen.

Al Mariachi

Al Mariachi by Great Britain out of Senorita Al by Captain Al ran 3rd in the Gr1 Gold Medallion being no match for the Twice Over colt Sand and Sea on the day but adding some nice black type to his mares pedigree. Congratulations to his new Mauritian owner Gavin Glover, trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Corne Orffer.

Savage Wind

Congratulations to owner & trainer Joey Soma and jockey S’manga Khumalo for notching up another win with Savage Wind at Turfontein on 8th April.

Icon King

Icon King makes it 3 wins on the trot! Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Zeppel, trainer Mike Stewart and jockey H vd Hoven. Taking an early lead jockey Van Der Hoven managed to settle Icon King and keep him out front to beat the two Aussie horses and take the Pinnacle Stakes over 1400 m at Kenilworth on 1 April 2017.

Al Mariachi

Well done to owner Grant Knowles, trainer Brett Crawford and jockey Corne Offer on Al Mariachi winning the maiden juvenile plate over 1200m at Kenilworth on Sat 4 March 2017.

Rebel Baron

Congratulations to owners Lawrence Pillay & D Chinsammy, trainer Paul Matchett and jockey Randall Simons on Red Rebel’s Race 4 win over 2600 m at Turffontein on 23 Feb 2017. Your patience was rewarded as Red Rebel took the outside on the turn and steadily accelerated to win by a neck after placing in his last 3 starts.

Red Rebel

Congratulations to owners Lawrence Pillay & D Chinsammy, trainer Paul Matchett and jockey Randall Simons on Red Rebel’s Race 4 win over 2600 m at Turffontein on 23 Feb 2017. Your patience was rewarded as Red Rebel took the outside on the turn and steadily accelerated to win by a neck after placing in his last 3 starts.

Wrecking Ball

Congratulations to owners Grant Maroun, GH Normand & JC Buffey and Mr & Mrs Mark Aboud, trainer Grant Maroun and jockey Jarryd Penny on Wrecking Ball’s win of the feature race at Turfontein on 14 Feb 2017. Wrecking Ball out of Picadilly Miss by Great Britain (GB) was born and raised by Riverton Stud for World Wise Breeding Syndicate.

Lady of the World

Congratulations to owner Kevan Hunter, trainer Stuart Pettigrew and jockey Weichong Marwing on Lady of the World’s third win on Valentine’s Day at Turfontein. Another Great Britain (GB) out of the mare World Wise that was born and raised by Riverton Stud for World Wise Breeding Syndicate.

Prince of Savoy

Congratulations to owner J Liebenberg, trainer J Borman and jockey Mpumelelo Mjoka on Prince of Savoy’s win at Flamingo on 13 Feb 2017. Prince of Savoy out of the mare Govani by Great Britain (GB).

Kudra

Congratulations to owners Messers ML Jean Hardy & BR Sussens, trainer Alyson Wright and jockey Brandon Lerena on Kudra’s lonely win out front over 1900m at Greyville on the poly on 8 Feb 2017. Kudra is by Argonaut out of the mare Kadie and was named by Nick Yell, author of Circling the Great Karoo, who was visiting Barry House on Riverton when she was born.

Icon King

Congratulations to owners Mr & Mrs Zeppel, trainer Mike Stewart and jockey Aldo Domeyer on Icon King (Rebel King x Icon Lady) winning after a slow start over 1100m at Kenilworth on 11/01/2017.

Icon King

Congratulations to owners Mr & Mrs Zeppel, trainer Mike Stewart and jockey Aldo Domeyer on Icon King (Rebel King x Icon Lady) winning over 1400 m at Kenilworth on 28/12/2016 having been placed in all his previous 5 races.

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now powered away from a touted strong maiden field to win his first outing at the start of the Sansui Summer Cup Race Day on the 26/12/2016. Congratulations to Chris van Niekerk, Bruce Gardner, Markus Jooste & Ken Truter and trainer Sean Tarry and young jockey Lyle Hewitson who has now steered several Riverton bred horses into the money!

Gimme One Night

Gimme One Night a 3-y-o-bay gelding by Gimmethegreenlight (AUS) out of Fiesta Queen (SAF) won at Kenilworth under the able hands of jockey, Sihle Cele. (20/12/16) Congratulations to owners Mrs C L Gabler, Dr B D Sarembock, Mr P C Sarembock & Sea Cottage Properties (nom Dr K A Sarembock) and trainer Brett Crawford.

Plum British

Plum British by Great Britain out of the mare Sweet Natasha won Race 1 over 1200m at the Vaal on 17/12/2016. Congratulations to owners Mrs EJ Rorke , Mr JF Finlayson, Mr I Levitan & Mr PA Peter, trainer Paul Peter and a jockey to watch Phelislie Mongqawa!

Emperor Niachos

Emperor Niachos took his 4th win by over a length on the 2nd Dec at Greyville over 2000m under the able hands of jockey Anthony Delpech. Congratulations to owner Mr Z Bifov and trainer F Robinson.

League Of Legends

League Of Legends with Liam Jones up literally ran away from the field to win the Velogic Warehouse And Distribution Services Trophy – Draper’s Mile (1500m) in Mauritius on Sat 5 Nov. Congratulations to owners: MM. S. Gurusami, K.A Jeetun, A. Kisten, S. Sookha & Roshan Jayekurun and trainer Simon Jones. Was in the money again on the 3rd Dec and the 19th Nov 2016.

Crimson Magic

Congratulations to owner & trainer Grant Maroun on Crimson Magic’s win at the Vaal on 29/10/2016. Well ridden by apprentice jockey A Arries. Golden Man who ran second for trainer Grant Maroun was also born and raised at Riverton for Worldwise Breeding Syndicate.

A Greater Power

Congratulations to owners Chris Van niekerk and the Anastassopolous family, trainer Sean Tarry and jockey Lyle Hewitson on A Greater Powers 2nd win on 22/09/2016.

Antarctica x2

Congratulations to owners and (clients) breeders W Wu, Peter Gibson & H Wong and trainer WGC Miller on Antarctica’s flying win on the dirt at Flamingo on 29/09/2016 and previously on the 30th May!

League of Legends

Congratulations to owners: MM. S. Gurusami, K.A Jeetun, A. Kisten, S. Sookha & Roshan Jayekurun on League Of Legends out of the mare Legendary Flight’s win in Mauritius on 23 July 2016 for tranier A Perdrau and jockey Vinay Naiko.

A Greater Power

Congratulations to owners Chris Van Niekerk and the Anastassopolous family, trainer Sean Tarry and jockey Lyle Hewitson on A Greater Power’s (National Emblem x Solar Galleon) race 3 win on 12th July. A remarkable achievement for young Lyle Hewitson! Well done on your 60th winner!

Demagogue & Devil in Command

Congratulations to owners Chris Van Niekerk and the Anastassopolous family, trainer Sean Tarry and jockey Lyle Hewitson on A Greater Power’s (National Emblem x Solar Galleon) race 3 win on 12th July. A remarkable achievement for young Lyle Hewitson! Well done on your 60th winner!

Awesome Power

Congratulations to owners Messrs FM Carruthers, P Fourie, Ken Martin and Ian Robinson on Awesome Power, out of the mare Remarkable by Surging River’s, win in Mauritius on 25 June 2016 for jockey Lovekushsingh Goomay and trainer R Gujadhur and being placed on the 19 Nov 2016.

Bois Cherie

Congratulations to owners Messrs RM Sewgoolam & KG Naidoo, jockey Muzi Yeni and trainer CJ Lensley on Bois Cherie’s (Rock of Rochelle x Queen of Rubies) win at the Flamingo on 20/06/2016.

Savage Wind x 3

Well done to Grant Knowles and congratulations to owners SW Phillips, A&G Sofianos, Joe Soma & VK Moodley, trainer Joe Soma and jockey Lyle Hewitson on Savage Wind’s third win on 9 April 2016 and being placed in the Gr1 Gold Cup.

Crimson Magic

By Latino Magic won over 1400m at the Vaal on 12 Jan 2016. Congrats to Owner & Trainer Grant Maroun! Sovereign Mint a good 2nd in race 6 at the Vaal.

Cirillo 2nd in 3 Graded races

Cirillo, the talented son of Pomodoro trained by Sean Tarry for Chris van Niekerk, went down in a tight battle on the 5th May, to finish second  in  the  G2  SA  Nursery  over  1160m under the able hands of S‘Manga Khumalo who has recently returned after injury. Cirillo, out the mare Miss Wordsworth, has now been placed  in  three feature  races,  having  finished second  in  both  the  G3  Protea  Stakes  and  Kuda Sprint at his last two outings. Well done to owner Chris van Niekerk.

Al Mariachi wins the 2017 Gr3 Umkhomazi Stakes. Congratulations to owner Gavin Glover, trainer Brett Crawford and his assistant Peter Muscutt, and jockey Corne Orffer.

A galloping billboard for racehorse ownership. There’s no other way to describe the Riverton Stud bred Great Britain colt Al Mariachi. He cost just R70 000 and at Greyville on Sunday took his stakes earnings to R40 000 shy of R1 million – after just five months on the track.” The Sporting Post 3rd August 2017.

Click on the winning lead-in above to watch.

Congratulations to owner Mr Glover, trainer Brett Crawford, and jockey Corne Orffer on winning the Million Rand race on July Day 2017 with Al Mariachi! (Great Britain out of a Captain Al mare, Senorita Al)

Rocket Let Win (formerly Gr1 winner Potent Power)

Rocket Let Win won The Great George Handicap for HK $800,000 over 1200m at Happy Valley in Hong Kong on 6 Jan 2016. Well done to owners James Ngai & Joseph Hui Ying Biu, trainer Danny Cruz and jockey V Cheminaud.

Rocket Let Win (aka Potent Power) wins the The Hong Kong Golf Club Centenary Cup hcp feature over 1200m worth HK$ 800,000 on 2 Dec 2015. Congratulations to owners James Ngai & Joseph Hui Ying Biu, trainer Danny Cruz and jockey V Cheminaud.
Captain of All launched as a stallion in 2015

Emotional day as Captain of All launched as a stallion to stand at Klawervlei as the only Gr1 winning son of his Multiple Champion Sire Captain Al at stud.

Captain of All the Equus-Champion-Sprinter 2015
Thank you to Wayne Marks for this photo of trainer Dennis Drier, breeder Duncan Barry and owners Ingrid & Markus Jooste’s son accepting their Equus Awards
Captain of All wins Horse of the Year, Champion Sprinter and Champion Older Male at the 2015 Cape Breeders Awards
Scottsville course record breaker Captain of All bred by Riverton Stud, makes it a 4.5 length Flying Farewell to take the Gr1 Mercury / Golden Horseshoe Sprint and his 3rd Gr1! Congratulations to owners Ingrid & Markus Jooste, trainer Dennis Drier and jockey Greg Cheyne who picked up the ride after his regular jockey Sean Cormack was injured. Greg Cheyne laughed after the ride, “the easiest race I’ve ever won … nearly went flying off the back when he accelerated!”
Captain of All makes it 3 Gr 1 wins!

Captain of All the World’s Joint Second Top Rated Sprinter!

Captain of All was so honoured in the prestigious Longines Worlds Best Racehorse Rankings on 9 August 2015 With an international ranking of 121 he was ranked joint 17th overall, alongside horses such as California Chrome, Cirres Des Aigles and Brazen Beau.

Gr1 Winner Link Man born & raised by Riverton for Tawny Syndicate
Princess Sassi winning Gr 2 Golden Slipper
Gr2 Drill Hall Winner Tales of Bravery born & raised by Riverton for Victory Moon Breeding
Dual Gr1 Winner Domino Man
Gr1 winner Cardinal Fury