2015 Mercury Sprint

It is Mercury Sprint Day featuring the R750 000, Grade 1 Mercury Sprint where the best speed horses in the country come together to determine the "champion of speed” in the top weight-for-age sprint in the land while 12 of the best riders in South Africa will fight it out in the inaugural Interprovincial Rider Cup, the country’s first interprovincial jockey challenge.

Three four-man teams of riders will compete over four races that include two feature events for total prize money of R100 000 and bragging rights in the Interprovincial Rider Cup with the KZN Falcons representing KwaZulu-Natal, the Highveld Hawks representing Gauteng and the Western Cape Eagles seeking glory for the south.

For racegoers there will also be plenty of action and entertainment with Race and Win prizes to the value of R32 000 up for grabs including a stay at the Cascades Sun City and Spar grocery vouchers.

The Kidzone for the youngsters will be in operation along with the popular Braai Zone and Lightning Shot Bar with the entertainment for the day being by Khaya and Friends. - Gold Circle.

The final field for the Mercury Sprint:

# Horse Draw Kg MR Jockey Trainer
1 CAPTAIN OF ALL 7 60.0 120 S Cormack Dennis Drier
2 LEGISLATE 8 60.0 117 R Fourie Justin Snaith
3 DARING DAVE 4 60.0 107 W Marwing Justin Snaith
4 WILLOW MAGIC (AUS) 3 60.0 107 P Strydom Sean Tarry
5 MOOFEED (AUS) 10 60.0 103 A Delpech Mike de Kock
6 AL DON CUMARCO 1 60.0 99 L Funeka Yvette Bremner
7 TRIP TO HEAVEN 2 59.5 109 R Danielson Sean Tarry
8 ISPHAN 9 59.5 109 G Lerena Mike Azzie
9 FLY BY NIGHT 5 57.5 111 A Marcus Mike Bass
10 AFRICAN DREAM 11 57.5 101 K de Melo Mark Dixon
11 CARRY ON ALICE 6 57.0 115 S Khumalo Sean Tarry

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