24 AND COUNTING FOR CAPTAIN LARS

19 February 2019
24 AND COUNTING FOR CAPTAIN LARS

The remarkable Klawervlei Stud bred CAPTAIN LARS (Captain Al) made it win number 24 when he scored at Newcastle on Monday.

Ridden by Thomas Greatrex, the Greenfield Racing owned stalwart picked up his first win in 2019 when he saluted by half a length, as the even money favourite, over five furlongs yesterday.

Trained by Archie Watson, the durable nine-year-old remarkably also holds an entry for Chelmsford this Friday!

One of the most remarkably durable performers currently racing in Britain, Captain Lars (who had finished two lengths off former July Cup runner up Tropics two starts back) has now won or placed in no fewer than 46 races, with his previous scores including the Listed Drum Star Handicap -back in 2014.

The gelding, who won 11 times in 2018, received recognition for his feats when named ARC Outstanding All-Weather Horse at the 37th Annual Racehorse Owners Association Horseracing Awards last year.

Captain Lars, a full-brother to Equus Champion ALWAYS IN CHARGE, is one of 92 stakes winners sired by Klawervlei's deceased champion sire Captain Al, whose recent stars include 2019 G1 Betting World Cape Flying Championship winner KASIMIR and R3 000 000 plus earner ONE WORLD.

Captain Al's Klawervlei Stud based son, and former Equus Champion Sprinter, CAPTAIN OF ALL, is currently South Africa's second Leading First Crop Sire by earnings.