MTC Green Light For Striker

Champion set to jet out soon

Multiple SA Champion jockey Piere Strydom has been given the green light by the Mauritius Turf Club to take up a three month contract on the island.

Piere Strydom – new adventure

On the recommendation of the Licensing Committee, the Board of Directors of MTC approved the applications of trainers Rameshwar Gujadhur and Amar Sewdyal on 18 April to engage jockeys Piere Strydom and Carlos Herrera Gomez, respectively.

Strydom has been offered a three-month contract to ride for the Rameshwar Gujadhur.

“One of the horses he trains is White River, who was placed in the Cape Guineas when trained here by Brett Crawford. He’s had one run in Mauritius and it won very easily,” Strydom was quoted as saying this week as he confirmed that he was awaiting the go ahead.

A nephew of top rider Guillermo Figueroa, the Peruvian Herrera Gomez arrived in South Africa in October last year and rode winners for the Paul Peter yard. He has ridden 9 winners here this season.

The Mauritius Turf Club website has spelt his name differently to our official stats. He rode under the name Carlos Javier Herrera in his homeland.

All that is now awaited is a work permit from the Mauritius government.

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