Jockey of the Month – December 2018

PUBLISHED: 04 January 2019

2018 Dec Jockey of the Month


The Gold Circle Jockey Award for the month has been bestowed on Gareth Wright

Top jockey Anton Marcus continued his brilliant run of success adding another 12 winners to his KwaZulu-Natal tally during the month, getting some of his mounts home even when they appeared on the brink of defeat.

The battle for top honours behind him was tough and close and all of Keagan De Melo. Warren Kennedy, Gareth Wright, Stuart Randolph and Sean Veale were getting a fair share of the winners.

Gareth had one of the best months of his career with eight winners which came from a number of stables that are increasingly calling on his services with his wins coming at close to a 20% wins-rides rate.

Gareth began his education at Maritzburg College before moving to the Jockey Academy and a riding career that included a period as live-in apprentice to the Justin Snaith stable where he was also fortunate to receive guidance from legendary jockey Felix Coetzee.

Many of his rides and successes have been for the Andre Nel stable which also had a good month in December.

Well done Gareth