Anyone who felt it was all over bar the shouting was wrong. Mica Point, nearest the camera, gave it all he had in the 2400m Zimbabwe Derby run at Borrowdale Park on Sunday, only going down by 0.10 lengths to the favourite, Merhaba, at the finish.
A great race, and a great effort from both horses. Trained by Gokhan Terzi, Merhaba, by Mullins Bay, was ridden by Apprentice Wesley Marwing. Donavan Mansour was aboard Mica Point who is owned by Rosemary Dorward and Tommy Millar.
Photographs: Gavin MacLeod
Below: Gokhan Terzi, on behalf of Mr S. Armstrong, accepts the Zimbabwe Derby Trophy from Nadia Barnwell.