South Africa’s Robbie Fradd and Ricky Maingard dominated proceedings in Mauritius on Sunday and were crowned champions at the end of the International Jockeys’ competition.
Sitting in sixth place heading into the meeting, Fradd came out on top in the Jockeys’ competition, winning with 39 points. Brazil’s Elione Chaves finished runner-up with 38 points, while France’s Maxime Guyon had to settle for third with 33 points.
South Africa’s Craig Zackey led the field into the final day thanks to his two wins on board Skip The Red and Promissory, as well as finishing on the podium with Pop The Question, Silver Bluff, New Golden Age and Elysian Park. Zackey ended with 27 points overall.
In the trainers’ competition, Maingard amassed 39 points. With three wins and a fourth place finish, he jumped all the way from seventh to first, ahead of Preetam Daby, who finished runner-up on 35. These two trainers saddled the winners of the two feature races.
Imperial Dancer’s win in the final race meant Simon Jones finished on the podium with 26 points, two ahead of Ramapatee Gujadhur, who was awarded the Trophée Sir Robert & Lady Maria Farquhar for 2017, thanks to winning all four classic races. – Mauritius Jockey Club
Final Jockeys’ standings
1.Robbie Fradd (South Africa) – 39 points; 2. Elione Chaves (Brazil) – 38 points; 3. Maxime Guyon (France) – 33 points; 4. Craig Zackey (South Africa) – 32 points; 5. Matthew Chadwick (Hong Kong) – 18 points; 5. Hayley Turner OBE (England) – 18 points
Final Trainers’ standings
1. Ricky Maingard – 39 points; 2. Preetam Daby – 35 points; 3. Simon Jones – 26 points; 4. Ramapatee Gujadhur – 24 points; 5. Shirish Narang – 23 points.