The Cape Flying Championship is one of just three weight-for-age sprint races on the South African programme. Given that one of them is on the Highveld, it severely limits the opportunities for sprinters at the top of the merit ratings.

On Sun Met day 2018, Sergeant Hardy held off a field of top sprinters to gain a well-earned Grade I triumph. It was his eight career win, and took his stake earnings to just over R1.8 million.

We couldn’t be more proud of this magnificent racehorse!