Lockdown Day 12 – Richie Back At Work

Started again on Tuesday

Richard Fourie has been keeping busy during racing’s enforced break.

(Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Richard Fourie ((Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Tabnews reports that Justin Snaith’s stable jockey is a dedicated family man, and has been at home with wife Tatum and their children.

“I’ve been swimming a lot to retain fitness. Weight wise I eat fish and chicken and lean meat, and only two portions a day so it’s well under control.I’m not someone who goes to gym, as I bulk up easily which would lead to weight problems, so that’s not something I have lost in terms of conditioning.

“Luckily I don’t have a sweet tooth, and my cheat would be something like a piece of biltong.”

And he has resumed riding work in preparation for the return of racing.

“It’s been difficult to get to Philippi due to the restrictions. But I rode work again Tuesday morning– after going through three roadblocks.

“The horses look fantastic. The level of fitness is definitely there. Justin is running a tight ship, and I take my hat off to him. All the grooms have gloves and masks, but apart from that not much has changed.

“As for myself I feel better than before. I was carrying a few little niggles but now my body has fully recovered.”

And this responsible citizen has a message for the racing public.

“It’s frustrating at this time, but we’re all in this together and I would like to appeal to everyone to listen to what the  President says. Practice social distancing and keep to the rules of the lockdown. We will come through this.”

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