Two winners at the Vaal Racecourse.

Apprentice Syster wins aboard Opera Glass for trainer S Moffatt & owner Mrs. J Moffatt
Apprentice Mxoli wins aboard Let There Be Light for trainer P A Peter & owner Mr. Joshua Peter 

Apprentice Dicken wins at the Vaal Racecourse
20th July 2021

Apprentice Dickens wins aboard Emerald Crest for trainer A G Laird & owners Messrs Graham Bester, James Bester, Dylan Paterson & Mesdames Nicci van Niekerk & Chelsea Paterson

Apprentice Mxoli wins at Turffontein Racecourse
17th July 2021

Apprentice Mxoli wins aboard Supa Agra for trainer P A Peter & owners Mr. G G Palmer & Mrs. D Palmer & Messrs Allan F Peters & R R Singh 

Apprentice Solomons' great progress on rehabilitation

Joshwin has been working diligently at his rehabilitation at the Durban Academy after fracturing his ankle at the end of April. Academy Biokineticist Chloe Goetsch from Justin Bircher and Associates Biokineticists has been working on cross-training and maintaining fitness and strength in uninjured areas with Joshwin. This assists him with getting back to a pre-injury fitness level quicker with less risk of injury. Joshwin is currently partial weight-bearing and is coming along in leaps and bounds with his program. We wish him a speedy recovery! 

Apprentice Mxoli wins at the Vaal Racecourse
8th July 2021

Apprentice Mxoli wins aboard Godswood for trainer P A Peter & owner Mr. Allan F Peters & Hyperpaint Syndicate (Nom: Mr. J T Peter)

Nathan Klink qualifies as a professional jockey as of 01. July 2021

On behalf of the Gauteng Jockeys Academy, the staff and the South African Jockey Academy we wish you all the very best in a new chapter of your life.

Apprentice Syster wins at the Vaal Racecourse
1st July 2021

Apprentice Syster wins aboard Smiley River for trainer P P Labuschange & owner Mr. T J Shawe

Two winners at Turffontein racecourse for the Gauteng Apprentices
26th June 2021

Apprentice Mxoli wins aboard Vertigo Again for trainer S T Pettigrew & owners  Messrs V C Veeramootoo & W H Ackerman 
Apprentice Dicken wins aboard Louis Gem for trainer A G Laird & owners LTK Racing & Breeding (Nom: Mr L J van der Vyver) 

5 winners at the Vaal for the apprentices

Apprentice Syster wins aboard Jet Cat for trainer  Mr. H van der Westhuizen & owner  Mrs W van der Westhuizen 
Apprentice Pieterse wins the first apprentice race aboard Bella Chica for trainer A B Fortune & Owners Mr. G Frank & Ms. H Palmer 
Apprentice Klink wins the second apprentice race aboard Lets Talk for owner and trainer S J Gray
Apprentice Klink wins the third apprentice race aboard Rabia The Rebel for trainer B Webber & owner Mr. M S Moosa 
Apprentice Jacobs wins aboard Stormy Winter for trainer D Nieuwenhuizen & owner Mr. Z Kirsten

Apprentice Klink wins at Turffontein Racecourse
20th June 2021

Apprentice Klink wins aboard Last Cheer for owner and trainer Mr. S J Gray

Apprentice Klink wins at the Vaal Racecourse
10th June 2021

Apprentice Klink wins aboard Last Cheer for owner and trainer Mr. S J Gray

Apprentice Zuma rides his first winner in Gauteng
6th June 2021

Apprentice Zuma wins aboard Spice Market for trainer A G Laird and owners Messrs P J Gregory, G A Basel & A G Laird. 

Congratulations to Kabelo Matsunyane as of today 23rd May 2021 he is a professional jockey.

The Gauteng Jockeys Academy wishes you all the best as a professional jockey and may your career go from strength to strength. 

Apprentice Mxoli wins at the Vaal Racecourse.
20th May 2021

Apprentice Mxoli wins aboard Fromhertoeternity for trainer P A Peter & owners Hyperpaint Syndicate (Nom: Mr. J T Peter)

Apprentice Zuma joins Gauteng Jockeys Aacdemy

The Gauteng Jockeys Academy wishes apprentice Zuma all the best in the future. 

Apprentice Matsunyane wins at the Vaal Racecourse.
18th May 2021

Apprentice Matsunyane wins aboard Battle Force for trainer P F Matchett & owners Mr. R S Wentzel & Dr. R E Waterman-Wentzel
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It was with shock that we received the news last night that Nooresh Juglall had succumbed to his injuries during a horrendous fall at Champs de Mars in Mauritius.

 

The South African Jockey Academy, Gauteng Jockey Academy the Board, Staff and Apprentices extend our heartfelt condolences to Nooresh’s wife and children as well as his family.

 

Nooresh joined the South African Jockey Academy on the 30th March 2009, he was still one of the apprentices sent to the South African Jockey Academy, supported by the Mauritian Turf Club.

 

It was very clear from the outset that Nooresh was a determined young man who was destined to go places and to be successful. It did not take him long to sign his race riding papers at the end of 2009 and on the 16thMarch 2010, he rode his first winner aboard, “Shine The Gold.”

 

Nooresh certainly shone the gold as a person and as a jockey, not many people will know that he financially assisted his younger brother, Tejash, so that he too could attend the South African Jockey Academy.

 

Nooresh was very successful as an apprentice jockey winning the Champion apprentice twice, riding listed, Grade 1, 2 and 3 races as well as winning the Triple Crown in 2013. 

 

This is truly such a very sad time and we just pray for comfort and peace for the family at this incredibly difficult time.

 

May his sole rest in peace.

Apprentice Matsunyane wins at Turffontein Racecourse.

6th May 2021

Apprentice Matsunyane wins aboard Look Yourself for Owner & Trainer Mr. P F Matchett

Apprentice Syster wins at Hollywoodbets Grayville Racecourse.

5th May 2021

Apprentice Syster wins aboard Simply Russian for trainer G B Puller & Owners Hollywood Syndicate (Nom: Mr. A Delpech)

Apprentice Solomons takes a nasty tumble at the Vaal Racecourse.

22nd April 2021

Apprentice Solomons took a nasty fall yesterday at the Vaal racecourse and he has fractured his ankle. An operation is needed on the ankle and we wish him a speedy recovery. 

Apprentice Syster wins at the Vaal Racecourse.

22nd April 2021

Apprentice Syster wins aboard League Of Her Own for owner & Trainer Mr. S Botha

Apprentice Solomons wins at Turffontein Racecourse.

20th April 2021

Apprentice Solomons wins aboard Romeo's Magic for trainer S J Gray & owner Miss C Bowles 

Two winners at Turffontein Racecourse.

17th April 2021

Apprentice Jacobs wins aboard Ace Of Spades for trainer P A Peter & owner Mr. Joshua Peter
Apprentice Syster wins aboard Mardi Gras for trainer F P Habib & owners Messrs L & W Zackey, G J Nassif, J Nassif & Z L Nassif 

Three winners at the Vaal Racecourse.

14th April 2021

Apprentice Klink has two winners at the Vaal the first aboard Riveting for owner and trainer Mr. S Botha
Apprentice Syster wins aboard Country Squire for owner and trainer Mr. G J Maroun 
Apprentice Klink wins his second race aboard Anatura for Owner & Trainer S J Gray

Three winners at Turffontein Racecourse.

10th April 2021

Apprentice Jacobs wins aboard Freed From Desire for trainer P A Peter & owners   Mr. H C N da Costa & Hyperpaint Syndicate (Nom: Mr. G T Peter) 
Apprentice Mxoli wins aboard Ball Rolling for trainer P A Peter & owner   Mr. H C N Da Costa 
Apprentice Klink wins aboard Ululate for Owner & Trainer S J Gray

Apprentice Solomons wins at the Vaal Racecourse.

8th April 2021

Apprentice Solomons wins aboard Dark Vision for trainer S G Tarry & owner Sean Tarry Racing (Pty) Ltd 

Apprentice Syster wins at the Vaal Racecourse.

1st April 2021

Apprentice Syster wins aboard Evening Rise for trainer F P Habib & owners  Messrs J M Kalil, S J Karam, G J Nassif & J Nassif & Tri-Deal Sixteen CC (Nom: Mr. Z L Nassif) 

Apprentice Solomons wins at Turffontein Racecourse.

25th March 2021

Apprentice Solomons wins aboard Dark Vision for trainer S G Tarry & owner Sean Tarry Racing (Pty) Ltd 

Apprentice Solomons wins at Turffontein Racecourse.

21st March 2021

Apprentice Solomons wins aboard Willow Express for trainer S G Tarry & owners  Messrs A Lahoud, M A Currie, Craig Zoghby, Riethaan Beleggings CC (Nom: Yana Da Corte) & Sean Tarry Racing (Pty) Ltd 

Apprentice Dicken has a winner at the Vaal Racecourse.

9th March 2021

Apprentice Dicken wins aboard Ice Eater for trainer C I Jonker & owners Mr. & Mrs. C Jonker & Mr. J Barnard

Apprentice Jacob's has a winner at the Vaal Racecourse.

5th March 2021

Apprentice Jacobs wins aboard Hear The Trumpet for trainer D Nieuwenhuizen & owner Mrs A Devachander 

Two winners at Vaal Racecourse for the Gauteng apprentices

2nd March 2021

Apprentice Klink wins aboard Sunshine Silk for trainer G J Maroun & owner  Mrs. A Devachander 
Apprentice Solomons wins aboard Diamonds N Dollars for trainer S G Tarry & owner  Sean Tarry Racing (Pty) Ltd 

Double for Apprentice Solomons at the Vaal racecourse

27th February 2021

Apprentice Solomons wins his first race aboard Burning Ice for trainer S G Tarry & owners Riethaan Beleggings CC (Nom:Yana Da Corte) 
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Apprentice Solomons wins his second race aboard La Luvia for trainer S G Tarry & owner Mr. C J H van Niekerk
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Two winners at Vaal Racecourse for the Gauteng apprentices

25th February 2021

Apprentice Mutsunyane wins aboard Sun Giant for trainer M F De Kock & owners Mr. J W & Mrs. J K Armitage & Mr M F De Kock.
Apprentice Dicken wins aboard Land Of Rubies for trainer F C De Beer and Owners Messrs F C De Beer, W L Diab & W Mulder. 

Double for the Gauteng Apprentices at the Vaal racecourse

23rd February 2021

Apprentice Dicken wins aboard Flash Rock for trainer & Owner Mr. C I Jonker on his birthday 
Apprentice Solomons wins aboard Ice Lord for trainer S G Tarry & owner Mr. C J H van Niekerk

Apprentice Solomons now claims 1,5Kg.

21st February 2021

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Double for the Gauteng Apprentices at Turffontein racecourse

20th February 2021

Apprentice Mxoli wins aboard Jet Start for trainer P A Peter & owners Messrs P T & P Dimakogiannis
Apprentice Solomons wins aboard Senescence for trainer S G Tarry & owner Mr. C J H van Niekerk

Two winners at Vaal Racecourse for apprentice Solomons

16 February 2021

Apprentice Solomons first winner was aboard Plum Field for trainer D Nieuwenhuizen & owner Mr. Mark Tarry T/A Bloodline Racing
Apprentice Solomons rides his second winner aboard Traveling Wilbury for trainer M N Houdalakis & owners  Messrs Greg Bortz, W J Engelbrecht (Jnr), Bryn Ressell & A J van Huyssteen 
Trainer Lucky Houdalakis and apprentice Joshwin Solomons win four races from four rides giving the couple a 100% strike rate.

Double for the Gauteng Apprentices at Turffontein racecourse

13th February 2021

Apprentice Matsunyane wins aboard Differentiate for owner and trainer Mr. P F Matchett
Apprentice Solomons dead heats with multiple champion jockey Pirre Strydom. Apprentice Solomons wins aboard Tyrus Express for trainer P F Matchett & owners Mr. N J Nassif, Miss. N K Nassif & Mr. W C Nassif & Mrs. C Nassif

Two winners at Turffontein Racecourse for apprentice Solomons

11 February 2021

Apprentice Solomons first winner was aboard Capitiana for trainer M N Houdalakis & owner Mr. T J Shawe
Apprentice Solomons rides his second winner aboard Twice The Act for trainer M N Houdalakis & owners Messrs P Boonzaaier & Lucky Houdalakis & Stone Hill Stud (Nom: Mr. H C W Rix)

A special moment for apprentice Jacob's. First ride in Gauteng and first winner since relocating from Cape Town.

Apprentice Jacobs wins aboard On Cue for trainer A B Fortune & owners Mr. G Frank & Ms. H Palmer.

Apprentice Solomons rides a winner at the Vaal racecourse

02nd February 2021

Apprentice Solomons wins aboard Galactic Warrior for trainer M N Houdalakis & owners Messrs Bryn Ressell & K A Waterston

Three winners for the Gauteng apprentices at the Vaal racecourse.

27th January 2021

Apprentice Dicken wins aboard Ramsay for owner and trainer Mr. G J Maroun
Apprentice Klink wins aboard Burnt Jasper for owner and trainer Mr. F Bronkhorst
Apprentice Syster wins aboard Evening Rise for trainer F P Habib & owners Messrs J M Kalil, S J Karam, G J Nassif & Tri-Deal Sixteen CC (Nom Mr. Z L Nassif)

Two winners at Turffontein Racecourse 

16th January 2021

Apprentice Dicken wins aboard Curvation for trainer W H Marwing & owner Mr. D A King
Apprentice Matsunyane wins aboard Diorama for owner and trainer Mr. M F De Kock

Apprentice Solomons rides his first winner in Gauteng at the Vaal racecourse.

14th January 2021

Apprentice Solomons wins aboard Smoking Hot for trainer C Dawson & owners Main Chance Farms (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Dr W A & Mrs N Jacobs)

Apprentice Syster rides a winner at the Vaal racecourse

12th January 2021

Apprentice Syster wins aboard Electra Flying for trainer A G Laird & owners LTK Racing & Breeding (Nom Mr. L J van Der Vyver)

Apprentice Syster rides a winner at Turffontein racecourse.

10th January 2021

Apprentice Syster wins aboard Mode for owner and trainer Mr. S Botha

Apprentice Klink rides a winner at the Vaal racecourse

05th January 2021

Apprentice Klink wins aboard Tartan Dancer for owner and trainer S J Gray

We welcome two new apprentices to the Gauteng Jockey Academy and they will be available for rides from 04th January 2021.

Joshwin Solomon (Claim 2,5Kg)

Xola Jacobs (Claim 4,oKg)

We say goodbye to Apprentice Ferraris as the National Horseracing Authority has granted him a professional license as of 10th January 2021. The Gauteng Jockey Academy & South African Jockey Academy wish him all the best in the future.  

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Apprentice Matsunyane rides a winner at Turffontein racecourse

3rd December 2020

Apprentice Matsunyane dead heats with Jockey Mjoka. He wins aboard Veld Flower for trainer B D Botes & owners Messrs M D Ragavan, L G Adams, E P Scheepers, Craig Zoghby & T P Zackey 

Apprentice Ferraris rides a winner at the Vaal racecourse

26th November 2020

Apprentice Ferraris wins aboard Nimcha for trainer G M Alexander & owner Mr. P Moonsamy