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Lyle’s Big Weekend In Japan

Flying start for the young star

SA Champion jockey Lyle Hewitson took his win tally to three in two meetings following a double at Nakayama on Sunday.

This already equals his total score in a frustrating six month Hong Kong spell and he has now ridden 3 winners and 4 places from his 14 rides for stakes earnings of the equivalent of R7,3 million – in a weekend!

Tab reports that he started in the opening Maiden 1800m, where second favourite Le Conte Bleu scored at the second time of asking for trainer Kazahiro Seishi.

In Race 6 he was again successful over the same trip.

This time it was on strong favourite Schedar for Toru Korita. The three-year-old was scoring his second win in as many starts, and came home by a comfortable 1.5 lengths.

And following a further second and fourth, he crowned it all with third in the showcase of the day – the Gr2 Hochi Hai Yayoi Sho Deep Impact Kinen. He partnered Authority for Tetsuya Kimura and the colt was beaten just over two lengths.

The total prize money for this race was 103.5 million yen (R15.4 million), with the purse for third just over 14 million (about R2 million).

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9 comments on “Lyle’s Big Weekend In Japan

  1. jc lee ching says:

    Well done, we all know what a good jockey you are, you just need decent rides. A jockey is NOTHING without a good horse.

  2. Barry Dunnett says:

    Truly fantastic news. Japanese horses are respected here in Australia so who knows, he may get to ride here too. Damien Lane had great success there and then rode a few of theirs to win some big ones here.

  3. Patrick Pillay says:

    Great stuff Lyle you are making us proud yes agreed you need good rides

  4. Aaron To says:

    I am so surprise to see my photograph thank you sporting post and great support to my bro Lyle

    1. Editor says:

      Thanks Aaron

  5. Aaron To says:

    Great to see my Photograph Thank you Sporting Post
    and big support to Lyle

  6. Aaron To says:

    that’s a great support to me push me to take more nice jockeys photo, thanks

    1. Editor says:

      Excellent thanks, Aaron

  7. Gary says:

    Keep going your dedication will soon put you on top

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