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Matt Cartwright rides first career winner HORSE RACING

By Ben Triandafillou MORNINGTON-based apprentice jockey, Matthew Cartwright, rode his first winner in just his third career race at Swan Hill on Tuesday 29 October. Hopping aboard the Dean Krongoldtrained mare Miss Inception, Cartwright sat just outside the leader before kicking clear in the straight to win under hands-and-heels riding. The stable apprentice to his mother and grandmother, Leonie Proctor and Lyn Tolson, and son of former jockey, Rikki Cartwright, the up-and-coming hoop seemed destined to follow a similar path to his family in horse racing. But to score his first win so early in his career is a feat in itself. “I was over the moon to get my first winner so early and to get the opportunity off Dean to do it was great – there’s no better feeling really,” Mattehw Cartwright said. An avid motocross rider as well, the 17-year-old eventually got hooked into horse racing from watching his father Rikki race across the state. “I’ve been around the horses my

whole life and I just got more into it over time and began to ride trackwork,” Matthew said. “Because I was light it just pushed me even more into wanting to become a jockey because I love riding horses.” Cartwright, who comfortably walks around at 49.5kg, has been riding trackwork for the past three years and now also works for Ciaron Maher and David Eustace at Caulfield every Monday and Tuesday. The hoop said he’s obviously found riding in races different to riding trackwork, but with the more experience he’s having, the more comfortable he’s feeling under race pressure. “My first ride was at Yarra Valley over 1000m and it was great – I loved every bit of it,” he said. “We jumped well and wanted to roll forward but there were a few others that also wanted to, so we got caught wide throughout, but I had a good experience and had fun out there. “I’ve made a few mistakes but just the more rides and more experience I’m having, its just helping me to improve, so hopefully we can get another win on the board sometime soon.”

First of many: Mornington-based apprentice jockey, Matthew Cartwright, lands his first career winner at Swan Hill aboard the Dean Krongold-trained Miss Inception. Picture: Supplied

Mitchell eyes Russian opponent BLAIRGOWRIE boxer Jayde Mitchell will headline the recently launched National Boxing Series in its Melbourne debut at the State Basketball Centre, Wantirna, Saturday 23 November. Promoter Lynden Hosking said he was excited to launch the series into Australia’s “boxing heartland”. “This will be the first of three events held in Melbourne over the next 12 months with other shows in the series taking place in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra,” he said.

Ringside: Super middleweight Jayde Mitchell, of Blairgowrie, will headline the National Boxing Series this month. Picture: Supplied

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Mitchell, a world ranked super middleweight, will fight former world champion Stanislav Kashtanov, of Russia, over 10 rounds in what’s being described as “one of the fights of the year in Australian boxing”. “This is a massive coup for the event that will have major ramifications for the winner,” Hoskins said. “With such a prominent fighter as Kashtanov this fight now takes on considerably more significance for Mitchell and will most likely result in a world title opportunity if he wins.” The concept aims to showcase Australia’s best young talent to a national TV audience televised live through Fox Sports. Hosking Promotions will team up with D & L Events, the promoter of Jeff Horn, to bring the series to life in Victoria. This comes after a successful co-promotion in August when Michael Zerafa upset the muchfancied Horn in front of 5000 people at the Bendigo Stadium. Tickets are available online through Ticketek.

Club welcomes new nets, multi-use facility MORNINGTON Cricket Club players are thrilled with their new nets and multi-use facility at Alexandra Park. The upgrades come after the club was awarded $193,825 in the state government’s Pick My Project grants. It was one of 237 projects from across the state to share in more than $30 million in grants. “Having started the whole process

over 12 months ago, and with building starting back in July, we are now fortunate to have a new cricket net/ multi-use facility for the whole community to enjoy,” Mornington Cricket Club president Lee “Alfie” Garnet said. The club put on a big welcome for players and the public at the opening, Saturday 9 November.

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