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Mark Just Khan Get Enough!

Takes 4 rides at Turffontein on Thursday

Former multiple SA champion jockey Mark Khan joins the recent forty-something comeback class of Piet Botha and Jannie Bekker when he rides at Turffontein on Thursday next week.

Mark Khan – top man making a comeback

Piet Botha and Jannie Bekker made successful comebacks last season.

Khan, a powerful and aggressive rider, was South African Champion Jockey on 5 occasions and achieved 6 winners on the Vaal card on 1 May 2007.

He announced his retirement from the saddle in 2010 after sustaining injuries in a fall the previous season. He had undergone multiple treatments with various physicians, with the apparent consensus being that the various treatments had proven unsuccessful.

He has stayed close to the game, having played the role of a racing manager and also made moves towards acquiring his trainer’s licence in 2014.

Khan rode his first winner on Mascara for the late Alan Higgins and went on to win many Gr1 races in the course of his association with top yards, including the likes of Mark Watters and Geoff Woodruff.

1994 Gr3 Diana Stakes

Mark Khan steers Shepherd’s Moon to victory in the 1994 Diana Stakes

He was associated with top-class horses like Igreja, El Picha, Faralmond, Nhlavini, Timber Trader, Monet, Shepherds Moon, Hawaiian Wahoo and Stormy Appeal, as well as the stayer Aquanaut and also won the Cape Derby on Resfa.

The Mauritius champion jockey in 2000, he also rode in Malaysia, Singapore, Germany, Australia, and Macau, where he rode 63 winners in only five months!

He has 4 rides at Turffontein on Thursday 24 August.

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18 comments on “Mark Just Khan Get Enough!

  1. Rob Champion says:

    Just looked at Turffontein card for Saturday. Don’t see Mark’s name there?

    1. Editor says:

      Hi Rob
      Correct – it is at Turffontein on Thurs 24 August:
      M KHAN (54 kg) – rides All Eyes On You(2), Effortless(4), Craft Club(7)and Enter The Dragon(8)

  2. marlon sing says:

    Mark Khan was my master rider welcome back Mr Khan and take on pe again

  3. Sergen govender says:

    Good to see some old jocks back.

  4. Simon says:

    Welcome back Mark,horse racing will be more fun come Thurday.

  5. C W C says:

    The champ is back, humble gentleman you are Mr Khan. I know that you will ride the Vodacom July winner within the next two to three years. You have and always will be one of my favourite jocks. Very seldom have been let down whenever I had a punt on the animal you were up on. May you continue to grace us with your riding abilities Mark Khan.

  6. Eric Fordred says:

    Mark Khan did not claim for injuries sustained in a fall and the NHRA have been derilictt In their duty by not first acetaining wether or not he is actually cured of the reason for which really claimed for, and wether or not he is indeed fit to ride competitively .

    1. Editor says:

      Referred to NHA CEO / Racing Control Executive for a comment

    2. Leonie ermacora says:

      Mmmm certain people are just nasty and also money greedy ..funny when peter died I was told please pose for a picture to say thank you to sanlam for paying you out 2 mill. ? Not the first or the last this has been done . Some people should take the skeletons out their cupboard. Before opening their mouths

    3. Michael Jacobs says:

      Did he claim, or did he not claim? Can’t make out what you’re saying

  7. bob kistnasamy says:

    Being a true professional, I am certain that Mark will not ride unless is certain that he can perform at the highest level. It would be beneficial if he can continue his relationship with Woodruff. These two gentlemen had an amazing partnership.
    Incredible to have you back Mark.

  8. Pat says:

    The 3 jockeys mentioned in your article were paid out millions from the insurance companies because they were unable to continue their professional careers as jockeys. Unfortunately their comebacks make a mockery of these claims.

  9. Clergy Joseph says:

    Welcome back Mark.Racing needs jocks like you.When you rode in Mauritius you were the best and certainly my favourite. Good luck yo you and I hope that you show the racing world what champions are made of. GOD bless

  10. T g binnie says:

    Mark I only noticed you were back today I remember the six at vaal to me you are up there with the best.remember this no one will ever better you God bless

  11. T g binnie says:

    Mark you are number one in my jockey ,s I remember vaal that day no one will ever repeat

  12. bob kistnasamy says:

    Ed, what happened to Mark Khan.
    sorry I missed out some news.

    1. Editor says:

      Injured. Believe he is out till end of season

  13. bob kistnasamy says:

    Thanks for the feedback, Ed.
    we wish Mark a speedy recovery and hope he hops on soon.

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