Jockey Anton Marcus — the Lewis Hamilton of SA racing — will be hoping to end the year the same way he started when he rides the favourite Soqrat in Saturday’s Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup at Turffontein.

A report earlier in November put Hamilton’s net worth at $285m (R4.2bn). Marcus can only blink in disbelief when he sees that figure. However, at the end of January 2019, Marcus earned more money in a single day in the history of the sport when riding three feature race winners at the Sun Met meeting at Kenilworth. Our report estimated his percentage of the wins would have netted him R785,000...

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