Young Guns Honoured In WA Apprentice Awards

2
Sep

Lucy Warwick capped an outstanding 12-months of riding by claiming two of the major awards at the 2014/15 Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Apprentice Jockey Awards held in Perth on Monday night.

The talented young rider, acknowledged by a strong audience of industry, government and media representatives on the first floor at Ascot racecourse, won the Leading Metropolitan and Leading Provincial Rider titles.

Warwick ended the season on 100 winners, 67 at city level, which also earned her second place behind William Pike in the Leading Metropolitan Jockeys Premiership, and 33 at provincial company.

Talented teenager Jordan Turner was rewarded for his hard work and dedication by being named Most Promising Junior Rider.

Turner is following the footsteps of his father, Troy, an established senior rider who won the Group 1 Railway Stakes in 2007.

16-year-old Turner rode 66 winners for the season including 30 at metropolitan level, earning him a city strike rate of 14.9%.

Turner also shared honours with Clint Johnston-Porter in Leading Country Rider after they accumulated 27 winners apiece.

Johnston-Porter, who commenced his apprenticeship six months after Turner, rode his first winner at his fourth race ride for host trainer, Adam Durrant.

Mollie Clarke is the Trainee Apprentice of the Year. The award is based on a trainee who shows dedication and aptitude around the stables and in track work and trials.

Chris Parnham, son of leading trainer, Neville Parnham, and brother to jockeys Steven and Brad, was crowned Best All Round Apprentice.

RWWA