Klawervlei’s new sire Captain Of All gained further glory recently when it was announced the son of Captain Al was internationally the highest rated horse trained in South Africa in 2015.
Longines World Best Racehorses Rankings for 2015 saw Captain Of All receive a rating of 121.
This places the Riverton Stud bred star equal to such outstanding racehorses as Al Kazeem (G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup), California Chrome (US Horse Of The Year), Highland Reel (G1 Secretariat Stakes, Hong Kong Vase), Make Believe (G1 French 2000 Guineas), Maurice (Japanese Horse Of The Year), Postponed (G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes), and G1 Dubai World Cup hero Prince Bishop.
Interestingly, Captain Of All’s rating of 121 is also equal to that of US champion Runhappy, an impressive winner of the 2015 G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint.
Captain Of All is also rated above such notable international G1 winners as Criterion, Effinex, Erupt, Frosted, Prize Zone and Tonalist –to name but a few.
A son of Klawervlei’s great champion sire and dominant 2yo sire Captain Al, Captain Of All recently recognised local recognition for his brilliance when he was named Equus Champion Sprinter last season.
Now standing alongside his sire, Captain Of All’s seven wins, from just 12 outings, netted owners Markus and Ingrid Jooste more than R2.2 million in prize money.
A brilliant G1 winner at two, Captain Of All trained on superbly to win three more graded races, with his career culminating in a magnificent weight carrying display in the G1 Golden Horse Sprint, followed by a facile, four and a half length triumph over fellow Captain Al sired champion Carry On Alice in the G1 Mercury Sprint.
His sire Captain Al has 23 lots on sale, including a full sister to champion All Is Secret, a half brother to G1 winner Afrikaburn, and a filly out of G1 Thekwini Stakes winner Roxanne, who is bred on the same cross as champion Carry On Alice.