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Travel – Coastal Jockeys Pledge 100% Support

'All our members agree that we have to do our bit'

The Coastal Jockeys Association and its members are in full support of the industry call for racing stakeholders to reconsider their plans to make use of air travel.

The exposure established coronavirus high-risk environment of aeroplanes and airports was discouraged in a plea published earlier today by all entities involved in the industry.

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A Spokesman for the Coastal Jockeys Association, MJ Byleveld said that the call that had been disseminated to members had been supported unequivocally.

“The boys realise the risks associated with travel and have pledged their support to do everything in their power to minimalise the risks. Jockeys will suffer as much as every stakeholder group would, should racing have to be suspended. Some of the guys have already made plans to rearrange their riding commitments and to curtail regular travel.”

He gave an example that some had already commenced travel by car, while at Fairview on Friday the visitors had been isolated from the locals.

“As a community we are all still learning about best practice in respect of this terrible scourge that has impacted on everybody’s lives. We pledge every ounce of doing what is best for the industry, our families and for South Africa. Together we can beat it.”

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8 comments on “Travel – Coastal Jockeys Pledge 100% Support

  1. Ricardo says:

    Y dont publice my comments about coruption and crook jockeys cause y just like them bt gonon God will deal with y all

    1. Editor says:

      You can’t accuse jockey of being a crook Ricardo
      Beaten favourites happen

  2. Mac Naidoo says:

    Really racing should be put hold now its still putting others that are involved at risk. Watching Dennis bosch shaking the jockey Kennedys hand not once did not go well with lots of punters. Come on elbow touching was mentioned by our president is being ignored. Is this business as usual for racing

  3. Donald says:

    Completely agree with Mac Naidoo – poor form and shame on you Mr. Bosch !

  4. Stewart says:

    Sour Grapes .Denny boy got the money Well done..Leave him alone..So much bullshit in our beloved sport which you all accept readily for decades but want to nit pick.

  5. Donald says:

    Stewart , you missed the point , racing on that day was hanging on by a thread due to this virus and social distancing was in practice in an attempt to retard the spread but Denny Boy , as you call him , in his excitement I suppose tried to shake Warrens hand on not once but two occasions and that was under the prevailing circumstances poor judgement on his part at the very least !

    That Denny Boy ” got the money ” had nothing to do with the two posts that found fault with his actions that would have given opponents to to horse racing continuing at that time cause to point and cry ” foul ” as it was broadcast on T.V. for all to see ?

    Nit Pick ? I think not !

  6. Dave other says:

    I’m just impressed that you were able to decipher that message Mr. Ed

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