Jockey Of The Month – December 2016

PUBLISHED: 06 January 2017


Outstanding is the only way to describe the performance in the saddle by Anton during the month and while it could be said that he benefits from a strong support base, not all his successes during the month were on mounts from his regular stables.

From his 69 rides, he made it into the winner’s enclosure an amazing 22 times while a further 25 of the horses he rode finished in the placings. That is one of the finest performances by a jockey in South African racing history as it was also more than double the winning rides of any other jockey.

Talent, like that of his internationally successful brother Basil, is undoubtedly the key but his dedication and professionalism sets him apart from most other riders in the country.

Well done Anton

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