Jockey of the Month – September 2019

PUBLISHED: 19 November 2019

Sep 19 Jockey


The Gold Circle Jockey Award for the month has been bestowed on Keagan De Melo

Racing has been through its annual transitional period from the Winter Season in KwaZulu-Natal to the start of the Spring season on the Highveld and with other routine processes taking place the number of rides available everywhere have been limited and it’s tough out there.

Jockeys are looking for rides wherever they can get them and Warren Kennedy is on a winning mission and tops the local log for the month. However, Keagan returned some impressive results in relation to his rides in KwaZulu-Natal during the month with five winners and six other placings from just 21 rides – a win strike rate of almost 25% and a win-place rate of just over 52%.

Keagan is fortunate in having regular support from good stables but accidents can upset matters and while Keagan took a bad tumble at Scottsville recently, one might say he has bounced back well.

Well done Keagan