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Jim Watters, Jane Wellington Clare Lindop, John Letts
Jake Toeroek, Jordan Frew, Jemma Stacey
he Thoroughbred Racing Industry Awards and Hall of Fame Induction is easily the South Australian racing fraternity’s most celebrated event.
Held at Morphettville Racecourse’s Panasonic Pavilion on August 21, the best of the best in SA racing turned out to honour the achievements of the state’s top horses, trainers, jockeys and apprentices – and celebrate what continues to make racing such an important part of the social and cultural fabric in this state.
Paul Gatt took out the top gong for Metropolitan Jockey of the Year while Justin Potter won the equivalent for country racing. Steven Patemen was recognised as the Jumps Jockey of the Year, taking home the EJ Mooney Medal, while the talent of Jordan Frew was rewarded with the Apprentice of the Year Award. The Metropolitan Trainer of the Year was taken out by Mark Kavanagh, while David Jolly won the Country Trainer of the Year honour after another strong year. A new addition to this year’s awards was the John Letts
ll list Click here for a fu of winners ... Medal - which recognises excellence in riding and outstanding achievements at all race meetings throughout the state - with none other than Clare Lindop becoming the inaugural winner. This year’s inductees to SA Racing’s Hall of Fame included champion horse Light Fingers, renowned trainer David Hayes and valued contributor to the industry, associate Robert A Lee. Themed ‘the best of South Australia’ – guests enjoyed tasting some of the state’s finest food and wine throughout the afternoon.
Published on Oct 3, 2012