Winning Form Sponsored Jockeys
Winning Form Sponsored Jockeys:
WINNING FORM PUBLICATIONS currently sponsors seven professional jockeys.
SERINO MOODLEY is the latest addition to the Winning Form Sponsored Jockey’s Group. Before joining the South African Jockey Academy, he did show jumping and lived close to James Maree’s farm. He saw horses training and decided to go watch. As the saying goes, the rest is history. He did leave the academy on his own accord and decided to get experience by riding in workriders races and race riding in Zimbabwe, before re-joining the academy to finish his apprenticeship. His biggest memory in racing is winning aboard the Kumaran Naidoo trained Run Rhino Run by 21.25 lengths at Hollywoodbets Greyville. He is currently getting a lot of support from trainers Michael ‘Muis’ Roberts and Lezeanne Forbes. Moodley pointed out that Sofia Erin, who he won on first time out, from the Forbes stable is a horse that will be worth following in the future.
Port Elizabeth-based jockey XOLANI “Charles” NDLOVU is having the best season of his career. His previous best season with regards to number of winners was 21 which was in the 2017/2018 season. Last season he sustained an injury and he was out of riding for three months. This term, he has notched up 19 winners and with a few months still to go, he should set a new highest total for amount of winners in a season. His boss, Alan Greeff has been faithful to him and gives him many chances in the ‘Windy City’. He has had much success this season including winning the Listed Jockey Club Stakes and the Walmer Handicap at Fairview Racecourse aboard Meryl.
ROBERT KHATHI (35) is into his fifth year as a Winning Form-sponsored jockey. His huge smile is often seen in the Western Cape, as he has found continued support from the tremendous Justin Snaith stable. The start of this year has unfortunately been marred by injury, but the Umlazi-born jockey has been able to reap the benefits of spending time with family and is glad to be back in the saddle. He impressed on a number of rides last season, most notably when winning aboard the Snaith-trained trio of Anderson, Horatius and Nexus.
BRIAN NYAWO is a rider who has been with our Winning Form stable for many seasons. His best memory in racing was winning the Grade 1 Harry Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes aboard Smart Banker in 2009. Brian currently is getting most of his support from trainers Dennis Cason, Alec Laird and Mike de Kock. One horse that sticks out to Brian at the moment is Diorama from the De Kock yard.
Current leader on the South African Jockeys Championship, WARREN KENNEDY (39) recently joined the Winning Form team. Kennedy has shown remarkable growth in the jockey’s ranks over the past few years. On eLan Gold Cup day last season, he notched up his first Grade 1 victory aboard Gabor for Gavin van Zyl who is one of Warren’s biggest supporters. On 7 March 2020, Kennedy then picked up his second Grade 1 win aboard Summer Pudding from the yard of another of Warren’s biggest supporters, Paul Peter. The trio will be aiming to win the Wilgerbosdrift Triple Tiara. Kennedy is bidding to claim his maiden National Jockeys Championship title. He aims to hit the milestone of 300 come July 31st and should he eclipse this mark before the end of the season, he will attempt to break the current record of 334 winners that was set by the legendary Anthony Delpech in the 1998/1999 season. Two other horses that Kennedy stated that will be worth following in the future are the unbeaten War Room and Greenlighttoheaven.
KABELO MATSUNYANE recently lost his apprentice Claim at the end of 2019 after winning his 60th race on Double Deluxe at Flamingo Park. Matsunyane rides at Turffontein, the Vaal and Flamingo Park and has the support of reigning Champion trainer Sean Tarry. Matsunyane says it’s great to be sponsored by Winning Form. “It’s great to be associated with a top brand like Winning Form, it’s great for my career,” said Matsunyane.
Rising apprentice and Winning Form sponsored jockey JEFFREY SYSTER aka ‘JR’ has turned heads in his short time as an apprentice rider. He caught the attention of many pundits when he got up in the dying stages to win on his first ever ride, Kingsmead at Hollywoodbets Scottsville. The young apprentice has a bright future, as he is rapidly losing his weight allowance and is approaching the ranks of being a fully-fledged jockey. He is proud to have recently joined the Winning Form stable and is certainly a talent to keep tabs on.