APPRENTICE LUKE FERRARIS
The Gold Circle Jockey Award for the month has been bestowed on apprentice Luke Ferraris
South Africa’s newest racing sensation, Luke Ferraris has the royal blue blood of South African racing running strongly through his veins being the grandson of legendary trainer Ormond Ferraris and son of top trainer David Ferraris who plies his trade in the East.
However, racing has shown that the right blood does not necessarily produce a champion and many hopefuls have failed.
Not with young Luke though. The young man has taken racing by storm to the extent that during the month he was engaged to ride in no less than 62 races – more than any other rider including some of the country’s leading jockeys. And he made the most of those opportunities finishing second to Anton Marcus on the KwaZulu-Natal jockey log with 11 winners and 12 placings with a win-place success strike rate of close to 40%.
It was a great performance for a young rider and more than worthy of the monthly award.
Well done Luke