Zackey Off To Korea

International challenge in Seoul

Craig Zackey (credit JC Photos)

Craig Zackey – off to Korea

Champion apprentice Craig Zackey will represent South Africa for the second year running at the Asian Young Guns Challenge, which will be held in Korea this year on this coming Saturday, 29 August.

South Africa hosted the Challenge last year when Zackey and Franklin Maleking represented South Africa.

Riders from South Africa, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore will ride in the four-race challenge at Seoul Racecourse.

The concept was developed in 2009 by the Victoria Racing Club to bring the leading apprentice jockeys from Asia-Pacific racing countries together to compete against each other. It provides young, talented riders with the opportunity to gain international experience and develop their skills, relationships and experience on the world stage at world-class venues.

Johannesburg-based Zackey is in the final year of his apprenticeship and won the champion apprentice title for the first time in the 2014-15 racing season, riding 58 winners compared to second-placed Ryan Munger’s 44.

He will be accompanied by former top jockey and current riding master Stephen Jupp.

www.tabnews.co.za

Have Your Say - *Please Use Your Name & Surname

Comments Policy
The Sporting Post encourages readers to comment in the spirit of enlightening the topic being discussed, to add opinions or correct errors. All posts are accepted on the condition that the Sporting Post can at any time alter, correct or remove comments, either partially or entirely.

All posters are required to post under their actual name and surname – no anonymous posts or use of pseudonyms will be accepted. You can adjust your display name on your account page or to send corrections privately to the EditorThe Sporting Post will not publish comments submitted anonymously or under pseudonyms.

Please note that the views that are published are not necessarily those of the Sporting Post.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Share:

Facebook
WhatsApp
Twitter

Popular Posts

Kabelo’s Ride Of The Day!

Just a month after celebrating their maiden Gr1 success together, trainer Robyn Klaasen and owner Stincky Pooe raised a toast to jockey Kabelo Matsunyane who produced the ride of his life to keep the favourite Purple Pitcher rolling down the long Turffontein straight to score a heart-stopping victory in the TAB Gr1 SA Derby

Read More »

Seventh Heaven!

A decision to sidestep a possible SA Triple Tiara crown and rather take on mixed age opposition in the TAB Gr1 Empress Club Stakes at Turffontein, paid dividends for Mike de Kock and the connections when Gimme A Nother kept her perfect record intact and made it 7 from 7

Read More »