Jockeys – Who Was Our Greatest?

A fun poll initiated by Snaith Racing

Snaith Racing’s fun public poll asking ‘Who is the greatest South African Jockey of all time?’ has attracted plenty of interest.

Jockeys are always an emotive debate.

We all have our favourites, and there are some colourfully dogmatic opinions posted on the Snaith Racing and Sporting Post Facebook pages.

The stats show that on Saturday morning at around 11h30  Michael Roberts leads Jeff Lloyd and Piere Strydom.

There were many interesting comments – including one from this season’s hottest emerging talent in dual Gr1 winning trainer,Adam Marcus.

He said: “Just spoke to my Dad, Basil, and he is of the opinion that Bert Abercrombie was the greatest jockey he has ever ridden against both locally and internationally.”

So that’s a curved ball from one of the nominees!

Jamaican Music. Won the July in 1976 under the late Bert Abercrombie.- nominated by Basil Marcus

The Snaith’s poll listed eight great riders:

Tiger Wright

Piere Strydom

Basil Marcus

Jeff Lloyd

Michael Muis Roberts

Anton Marcus

Felix Coetzee

Douglas Whyte

There are a few we could think of that could make the list in a canter.

Please click on the link below and vote:

Have your say

The poll closes on Sunday evening.

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.

Notify of
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments



Popular Posts

Birth Of A Stud – And A Flying Start!

‘We don’t view our investment in the 140 ha new farm as a vanity project. It’s a serious attempt to run a successful enterprise on business principles, focused on the aim of producing top end Graded Stakes winners.’

Read More »