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Lyle Talks To Singapore Media

On racing's rollercoaster

South African boom apprentice jockey Lyle Hewitson never stops thanking his lucky stars.

Lyle Hewitson (photo: JC Photos)

Lyle Hewitson (photo: JC Photos)

Mostly for his four-year meteoric rise from work rider to national champion jockey while still an apprentice – a feat not achieved in South Africa since the legendary Michael Muis Roberts in 1973.

But as much as his whirlwind success has taken him on an amazing upward spiral only the rare few enjoy, the son of ex-jockey Carl Hewitson is not exempt from racing’s rollercoaster ride.

He talks to Michael Lee of the Singapore Turf Club

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5 comments on “Lyle Talks To Singapore Media

  1. Paul Karam says:

    We are all rooting for you Lyle, we all know you are going to make South Africa PROUD…..We need this Thank you Loraine Karam


    Hear hear


    It reminds me of Glen Hatt’s apprenticeship. It was so exciting. Far bend, near bend, heavy going or good, gale force headwind,1000m or 3200, Mr Hatt rode his allowance away like a magician.

    Once, he took a horse called Ataman, I think trained by Mr. Bobby Schutt, to the front, in an A Division race over 2000 or 2400, far bend, at Milnerton.

    It was already about 4’o clock, and those who know Milnerton, will tell you, the wind is but pumping by that time ! It was in the main racing season and the Roberts, Lloyds etc etc were all there, by try as they may they couldn’t peg back Glen Hatt – some brilliant price of 16 /1. Even some of Millard’s horses used to get ”blown over ” by that wind !

    Lyle Hewitson’s jockeyship brings back those memories of Mr.Hatt- junior

  4. shahbaz khan says:

    dear u r not champ of s.a.u r most popular in pakistan like anton or other e.t.c we r watching u like u r our champ

  5. you have in racing for a long time

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