Jockey of the Month – February 2017

PUBLISHED: 07 March 2017


At a time of the year when race fields are smaller and opportunities less available, the not so fashionable riders have a tough time securing rides. What makes things more difficult is that races become even more competitive because of the lower standard of runners taking part.

It is a time when aspiring young riders have the chance to show their skills and Athandiwe certainly made the most of his chances in steering seven of his mounts into the winner’s enclosure and another 16 of his 62 rides into stake-paying positions for owners.

Athandiwe has always shown that he has the talent and it was just a matter of getting the opportunities to show it. For punters who followed him with a R1 win bet on all his rides, they were well rewarded with a R42 return.

Well done Athandiwe

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