was born in the 1970's in South Africa. Horse Racing runs in his blood;
his brother, Basil Marcus also being a highly successful jockey in both
the local and international horse racing scenes.
Over the last 20 years, Marcus has consistently being one of South
Africa's top jockeys. Throughout his career in South Africa, Marcus has
won most of the big stakes races, but his most notable wins are those
where he won the July Cup which is held annually in Durban. The Durban
July is arguably South Africa's most prominent handicap race, and Marcus
has managed to win the title 4 times. This is a modern day record that
no one has yet managed to break. In the 1940's and early 50's, Harold
'Tiger' Wright also won the race 4 times.
|Marcus won the Durban July in 1993, 2000, 2005 and 2007. Racing
enthusiasts will be watching closely when the race is won this year to
see if he will pull off a record 5th win.
The highlight of his career thus far surely has to be his outstanding
win at the US$5 million Dubai Duty Free that was run on Dubai World Cup
night in March this year on Jay Peg. The race in Dubai is worth
approximately 12 times more than the Durban July, so increases his
stakes earnings quite dramatically.
In the current 2008
season Marcus has had 457 starts with 118 wins. His total stakes
earnings is on a record R10,070 985.
Anton Marcus- 10 Notable Wins
2008 - Dubai Duty Free (Jay Peg)
2008 - Horse Chestnut Stakes(Our Giant)
2008 - KZN Guineas (Hunting Tower)
2007 - Tommy Hotspur handicap (Mocha Java)
2007 - Cape Guineas (Jay Peg)
2007 - Durban July (Hunting Tower)
2007 - GommaGomma Challenge (Pick Six)
2006 - Gold Challenge (National Spirit)
2006 - PG Bison SA Nursery (Warm White Night)
2005 - Golden Horseshoe (Ndabeni)
2005 - Cape Flying Championship (Nhlavini)
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