Phumelela, the Racing Association and the Thoroughbred Horseracing Trust team up to present the Work Riders’ Challenge annually.
Browsing: Work Riders’ Programme
Nicci Garner: Former Work Riders’ Challenge winners Chamu Mabaya (2013-14), Francis Semela and Samuel Mosia (2010-11) have developed a huge following among South African punters down the years and all three will be seen in action at Leg 1 of the 2014-15 test series at the Vaal on Thursday.
Former CATHSSETA workrider John Motaung has topped the UK Graduate Equine programme with a remarkable performance at the English National Stud. Motaung bagged the award for “Top Practical Student” after his five-month course.
Jack Milner: Chamu Mabaya started the day four points behind Sam Mosia in the final leg of the Work Riders’ Challenge but while his rival had a blank day, Mabaya was able to boot home345 Ishezi in Race 1 to get his nose in front at Turffontein on Saturday.
Jack Milner: Sam Mosia takes a narrow four-point lead into the third and final leg of the R50,000 Work Riders’ Challenge at Turffontein on Saturday and the fight for the R20,000 first prize could go right down to the wire.
Mark van Deventer: Noble Star’s jockey Charles Ndlovu has won four times from his last 30 mounts and is regularly placed, so may be able to encourage a strong effort from Lucky Houdalakis’ new recruit in a MR 76 Handicap over 1700m at the Vaal on Tuesday.