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Picture: Lyle Hewitson had an easy win at Happy Valley on Wednesday (HKJC)

South African sport is riding the crest of a wave at present and the Hong Kong-based South African ex-patriot horseracing industryman are playing their part.

In the meetings at Sha Tin on Sunday and Happy Valley On Wednesday, Douglas Whye sent out a single winner and a treble, Lyle Hewitson rode a winner at each meeting and Luke Ferraris had a winner at the Happy Valley meeting.

Keagan de Melo has been unable to build on his double on October 22 and has had blanks at the last three meetings.

Whyte has now had ten wins this term and is in sixth position on the log, just four wins behind leader Danny Shum.

Hewitson has had eight wins and is in joint sixth place.

Ferraris is only one win behind him.

De Melo is still on five wins.

Karis Teetan, the Mauritian graduate from the SA Jockeys Academy, rode a winner at the Sha Tin meeting and a double at the Happy Valley meeting and is on eleven wins and in fourth place on the log, nine behind joint-leaders Zac Purton and Hugh Bowman.