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Striker – A South African Hero

'Good times and scary times in Mauritius'

Piere Strydom chats to Clocking The Gallop (Pic – Candiese Lenferna)

Piere ‘Striker’ Strydom is a real South African hero.

Closing in on 5500 winners as a jockey, he is determined to ride one more Durban July winner and it had best be soon!

Clocking The Gallop chat to Piere on the announcement of his engagement to Chrisna Riche and ask him about his feelings on the Tuesday Turffontein card.

His mounts:

  • Golden Spiral(4)
  • Double ‘O’ Eight(5)
  • What You Are(6)
  • Soul Of Wit(8)

Watch the interesting interview here

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5 comments on “Striker – A South African Hero

  1. Dave Guy says:

    Striker is a legend. Top of his profession.

  2. Lancelot Smart says:

    The Best Ever We’ll Balanced Jockey I Have Ever Seen

  3. gophne says:

    Punter’s champion….champ of champions. Ability to improve any horse by at least two lengths!

    1. Editor says:

      Gordon Nefdt

  4. Ashley Maistry says:

    You can pick him out everytime he is in the saddle. He’s got a distinct style and is phenomenal. When i started going to races in 1990 in Kzn, my father would take bets on Jhb racing. He would blindly take his trifecta with Striker as banker with Mawing, Whyte, for second and Field for third… And when there was a bigger field he would box them or take three of them for first and second and Field for third. I promise you he always made money. He didn’t even looked at the form of the horses. I used to get upset with him having such blind faith and then one day i saw Striker ride the pick 6 and i knew he was special and my Dad was right…i hope you win many more races in this your final season in the saddle!!!

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