Luke Now A Fully-Fledged Jockey

Set to ride Rainbow Bridge in Cape Met

Avontuur-sponsored treble SA Champion Apprentice Luke Ferraris has qualified as a professional jockey.

The talented young man, who joined the SA Jockey Academy in 2017,  won 244 races during his apprenticeship of which 10 were graded/listed races.

Luke Ferraris (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

He rode his career first Gr1 winner on Miss Florida for Justin Snaith in the Allan Robertson Championship in May 2019

Luke hails from a family with a long and illustrious history in South African racing.  His grandfather Ormond Ferraris was the doyen of the Highveld racing scene for decades. It was a proud moment when Luke chalked up two winners for him at the Vaal on Tuesday, 24 April 2018.

Luke’s father David, has been based in Hong Kong as a trainer since the 2003/04 season, where he found early success with six-time Gr1 winner Vengeance Of Rain and has been plying his trade there ever since.

On an historic Sunday – 10 June 2018 – three generations of the Ferraris family graced the Hollywoodbets Scottsville winner’s enclosure in their separate capacities on the same day. An iconic moment for this blue-blood racing dynasty.

Luke is likely to be engaged to ride the fancied L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate runner-up Rainbow Bridge when Cape Met declarations are made on 20 January.

While it is a medium-term plan, he is likely to be headed to Hong Kong as his career unfolds.

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