Picture: Richard Fourie wins easily on the bred-in-the-purple Drakenstein homebred Inara’s Dynasty, a filly by Dynasty out of five-time Grade 1-winner Inara (Trippi) (Chase Liebenberg).
Justin Snaith scored a four-timer at Kenilworth today to go to 180 winners for the season at 13.21%.
Richard Fourie rode three of Snaith’s winners and is now just six short of reaching the 200 winner mark for the season.
Fourie’s 194 winners for the season have come at a strike rate of 18.37%.
He has wrapped up the Western Cape Jockeys title, his 88 winners (21.31%) in the region being eleven clear of Aldo Domeyer’s 77 (23.26%).
Fourie is the leading stakes-winning jockey of the season.
He has ridden seven Grade 1 winners to match the 2006/2007 feat of Jeff Lloyd which is said to be a record, although the archives should be checked in detail to confirm this is so. For example Felix Coetzee must have at least gone close to achieving that number in one or two seasons during the Millard era.
Fourie has also had six Grade 2 wins, eight Grade 3s and three Listed wins for a stakes race total of 24.
Three riders have had three Grade 1 winners this season, S’Manga Khumalo, Muzi Yeni and Calvin Habib.
Grant van Niekerk and Gavin Lerena have both had two Grade 1 wins apiece.
Warren Kennedy has only ridden one Grade 1 winner, but has had five Grade 2s, three Grade 3s and eight Listed wins for a stakes race total of 17.
Grant Van Niekerk has had 15 stakes wins in total.
Keagan de Melo has not had any Grade 1 wins this season, but has had two Grade 2s, six Grade 3s and six Listed wins, a total of 14 stakes wins.
Lerena had had 12 stakes wins in total.
Muzi Yeni is the other double figures stakes-winning rider with eleven in total.