THE Highveld Hawks defended their title in the Rider Cup inter-provincial jockeys’ challenge staged at Greyville Polytrack on Sunday. The event was sponsored by New Turf Carrier.

The Hawks team of Muzi Yeni (captain), Craig Zackey, Ryan Munger and Raymond Danielson (who replaced the injured Lyle Hewitson) amassed 146 points to the Cape Eagles’ total of 137 and the KwaZulu-Natal Falcons’ 127.

The Victor Ludorum prize for the leading individual jockey went to Aldo Domeyer of the Eagles who racked up 52 points – thanks to two victories in the four-race competition. He claimed the opening contest on the favourite Show Me Your Rosie and the closing race on Miss Ferris for owner-trainer Julie Dittmer.

Photo: Marcus (left) and Matthew Sham (right) of New Turf Carriers with the winning Highveld Hawks team Raymond Danielson (left), Craig Zackey, Ryan Munger and Muzi Yeni (front). – Candiese Marnewick.

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