Peter Harrop

Jockeys this century who won on debut in NZ

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Fascinated that Jamie Richards (Te Akau) won his first ride as an amateur at Oamaru in 2008. This list is created from my database. Please let me know if you know of any errors.

 

Jockeys Who Have Won on Debut at the Races in NZ

  Jockey Date Track Horse
1 A SKELTON 17 May 2000 Ruakaka Top Hit
2 M BROOKS 5 Jul 2000 Pukekohe Solar Rebel
3 J TUNBRIDGE 23 Nov 2000 New Plymouth Judge Judy
4 S SAKAI 19 Jul 2001 Awapuni Sir Ryan
5 T VAN ROOYEN 2 Oct 2002 Avondale Day Tripper
6 N SINCLAIR 7 Sep 2003 Paeroa Barzulu
7 B PREBBLE 27 Sep 2003 Hastings The Dynamo
8 T HARRIS 23 Jun 2004 Ruakaka Southern Storm
9 S SCRIVEN 28 Aug 2004 Hastings Jurys Out
10 A MUNDY 29 Aug 2004 Oamaru Starkay
11 B RAWILLER 26 Feb 2005 Otaki Penitentiary
12 N COLLETT 8 Jul 2005 Ellerslie Norville Prince
13 C TETZLAFF 10 Jun 2006 Te Rapa Destinate
14 S FIELDES 3 Aug 2006 Hastings Shinko Dancer
15 R RATTLEY 18 Oct 2006 Te Aroha Shortblackmini
16 S COLLETT 7 Dec 2006 Matamata Zergar
17 J MCGUINNESS 28 Jun 2007 Waverley Enko
18 JAS COLLETT 25 Aug 2007 Ellerslie Bobby Dazzler
19 J RICHARDS 29 Aug 2008 Oamaru Never Plead Guilty
20 A DENBY 6 May 2009 Dargaville Duke
21 J ANDERSON 9 Sep 2009 Taupo Bankside Belle
22 Z PURTON 6 Mar 2010 Ellerslie Keffiya
23 C VAN DWERF 3 Apr 2010 Riverton Kimberley Boy
24 S POMARE 15 Sep 2010 Rotorua Eye Kept Him
25 D WHYTE 5 Mar 2011 Ellerslie Treasure Hunter
26 I MILLER 15 May 2011 Invercargill Theruler
27 T BARNABAS 25 Jun 2012 Rotorua The Muffin Man
28 S WYNNE 7 Sep 2012 Ashburton Pinsgold
29 K JOYCE 7 Nov 2012 Paeroa Society Ruler
30 J CHILDS 15 Aug 2013 Hawera Duffers Creek
31 M HARUKI 30 Sep 2013 Gore Five Kings
32 N TEELUCK 17 Oct 2013 Woodville The Rahtwo Rebel
33 T ABEL 27 Dec 2014 Rotorua Crimson Prince
34 S HIGGINS 4 May 2016 Riverton Revenge
35 T NEWMAN 25 Feb 2017 Matamata Massofdash
36 P MOLONEY 1 Dec 2017 Otaki Bocce
37 B ALLEN 13 Dec 2017 Ellerslie Lily The Pink
38 K CHOWDHOORY 8 Apr 2018 Pukekohe Cinematic
39 W PINN 12 May 2018 New Plymouth London Express
40 C BURDAN 27 Sep 2018 Waipukurau Lady Zeraph
 

 

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1 minute ago, Peter Harrop said:

Fascinated that Jamie Richards (Te Akau) won his first ride as an amateur at Oamaru in 2008. This list is created from my database. Please let me know if you know of any errors.

 

Jockeys Who Have Won on Debut at the Races in NZ

  Jockey Date Track Horse
1 A SKELTON 17 May 2000 Ruakaka Top Hit
2 M BROOKS 5 Jul 2000 Pukekohe Solar Rebel
3 J TUNBRIDGE 23 Nov 2000 New Plymouth Judge Judy
4 S SAKAI 19 Jul 2001 Awapuni Sir Ryan
5 T VAN ROOYEN 2 Oct 2002 Avondale Day Tripper
6 N SINCLAIR 7 Sep 2003 Paeroa Barzulu
7 B PREBBLE 27 Sep 2003 Hastings The Dynamo
8 T HARRIS 23 Jun 2004 Ruakaka Southern Storm
9 S SCRIVEN 28 Aug 2004 Hastings Jurys Out
10 A MUNDY 29 Aug 2004 Oamaru Starkay
11 B RAWILLER 26 Feb 2005 Otaki Penitentiary
12 N COLLETT 8 Jul 2005 Ellerslie Norville Prince
13 C TETZLAFF 10 Jun 2006 Te Rapa Destinate
14 S FIELDES 3 Aug 2006 Hastings Shinko Dancer
15 R RATTLEY 18 Oct 2006 Te Aroha Shortblackmini
16 S COLLETT 7 Dec 2006 Matamata Zergar
17 J MCGUINNESS 28 Jun 2007 Waverley Enko
18 JAS COLLETT 25 Aug 2007 Ellerslie Bobby Dazzler
19 J RICHARDS 29 Aug 2008 Oamaru Never Plead Guilty
20 A DENBY 6 May 2009 Dargaville Duke
21 J ANDERSON 9 Sep 2009 Taupo Bankside Belle
22 Z PURTON 6 Mar 2010 Ellerslie Keffiya
23 C VAN DWERF 3 Apr 2010 Riverton Kimberley Boy
24 S POMARE 15 Sep 2010 Rotorua Eye Kept Him
25 D WHYTE 5 Mar 2011 Ellerslie Treasure Hunter
26 I MILLER 15 May 2011 Invercargill Theruler
27 T BARNABAS 25 Jun 2012 Rotorua The Muffin Man
28 S WYNNE 7 Sep 2012 Ashburton Pinsgold
29 K JOYCE 7 Nov 2012 Paeroa Society Ruler
30 J CHILDS 15 Aug 2013 Hawera Duffers Creek
31 M HARUKI 30 Sep 2013 Gore Five Kings
32 N TEELUCK 17 Oct 2013 Woodville The Rahtwo Rebel
33 T ABEL 27 Dec 2014 Rotorua Crimson Prince
34 S HIGGINS 4 May 2016 Riverton Revenge
35 T NEWMAN 25 Feb 2017 Matamata Massofdash
36 P MOLONEY 1 Dec 2017 Otaki Bocce
37 B ALLEN 13 Dec 2017 Ellerslie Lily The Pink
38 K CHOWDHOORY 8 Apr 2018 Pukekohe Cinematic
39 W PINN 12 May 2018 New Plymouth London Express
40 C BURDAN 27 Sep 2018 Waipukurau Lady Zeraph
 

 

#18 .. when Jason Collett won I think it was in an amateur race if memory serves correctly. And interestingly it says he won on Bobby Dazzler, and there's a 3yo with Stephen Marsh of the same name.

Also, Natasha, Samantha and Jason are all on the list...

Finally, Niveesh Teeluck is on the list but I hadn't seen his name in the riding ranks so looked on the NZR website and he's not licensed and last rode in June 2017. Any ideas anyone what happened to him.?

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3 minutes ago, Peter Jenkins said:

My memory is hazy but I seem to recall Peter Hurdle winning 2 or 3 on his raceday debut. I could be quite incorrect but worth looking into.

Not sure about Peter Hurdle, but it jogged by memory regarding Ross Elliott who I think won his first 2 or 3 from as many rides.

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I think most of us are better at remembering last century :)  short term memory starts to fade ..    I thought Tony Sears (who now trains in Toowoomba) won his first race start as a Jockey or maybe he just rode a few winners in one day early on .. could have been when he was apprenticed with Bruce Marsh, or when he moved to Herb Bergerson.

 

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13 minutes ago, Chestnut said:

I think most of us are better at remembering last century :)  short term memory starts to fade ..    I thought Tony Sears (who now trains in Toowoomba) won his first race start as a Jockey or maybe he just rode a few winners in one day early on .. could have been when he was apprenticed with Bruce Marsh, or when he moved to Herb Bergerson.

 

You are right. I think we followed it more closely in those days. I suspect no one has even heard of the jockey I mentioned, it was so long ago, back in the 80s I suppose.

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On 10/14/2018 at 9:57 PM, Ponderosa8 said:

#18 .. when Jason Collett won I think it was in an amateur race if memory serves correctly. And interestingly it says he won on Bobby Dazzler, and there's a 3yo with Stephen Marsh of the same name.

Also, Natasha, Samantha and Jason are all on the list...

Finally, Niveesh Teeluck is on the list but I hadn't seen his name in the riding ranks so looked on the NZR website and he's not licensed and last rode in June 2017. Any ideas anyone what happened to him.?

I believe Niveesh had visa issues and is no longer in NZ

 

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Probably something to do with the reporting of events in media and the value of the sport has something to do with the comparison of the hoop-le-ha that eventuated when and if a jockey scored at their first rides. Meant something back then, doesn't really matter now

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I found this article to add to the mix:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/sport/racing/5010861/Rare-riding-feat-at-Ascot-Park

Rare riding feat at Ascot Park

JAMIE SEARLE05:00, May 17 2011
 
Trio: Ingrid Miller yesterday spent time with her Ascot Park winners Theruler (left) and Relampago.
ROBYN EDIE
Trio: Ingrid Miller yesterday spent time with her Ascot Park winners Theruler (left) and Relampago.

Ingrid Miller's remarkable riding record at Ascot Park on Sunday could be a first in New Zealand thoroughbred racing.

The 18-year-old apprentice was riding at a race meeting for the first time and her two mounts won. Miller won the Wairio Plate on Theruler and rode Relampago to victory in the Wairio Cup.

A cup race among the wins made the feat more notable

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing's licensing officer Matthew Barnsley said he had not heard of another rider having two winners from as many rides on their first day of race-riding.

Records of former jockeys Judy Lawson and Ross Elliot show that they went close.

Lawson won her first two rides, but not on the same day. She scored on Gypsy Tap at Ascot Park on March 17, 1990, and partnered Melody Fox to win there two days later.

Ross Elliot was successful with his first three rides - all at Awapuni. Ellen Killeen was Elliot's first winner, on June 8, 1985, while a week later the Bellissimo mare and Scorching Bay gave the rider more success.

Laura Parker, on her third day of race-riding, gained three wins at Oamaru on August 24, 2003. She was unplaced on two mounts at Riccarton earlier that month.

Auckland-Waikato stipendiary steward and former jockey Matthew Williamson said Ingrid Miller's achievement was ''extremely rare. I can't think of anyone else who's done it''.

Southland steward Mike Lawson, who was a jockey in the 1960s and 1970s, also could not recall another rider winning their first two rides at their debut race meeting.

''In the early days, there was a big number of jockeys and apprentices didn't get many rides,'' Lawson, of Winton, said.

Trainers Brian Anderton (Wingatui) and Graeme Rogerson (Hamilton) were also contacted yesterday by The Southland Times.

''I've never heard of it happening before. You'd be pretty safe to say she's the first,'' Anderton said.

Rogerson was impressed by Miller's riding style.

''I thought her riding ability was very good,'' he said.

''She kept her balance and didn't panic . . she sits good.''

Miller yesterday said the two wins gave her ''a fairytale start'' to her career on the race track.''

''I don't think it's hit me yet,'' Miller, of Invercargill, said.

The Southland Times

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On 10/18/2018 at 8:40 PM, napier said:

Charlie Brough  -  Country Minstral at Gore if my memory serves me right.....

Gee whiz, now there’s a jolt to the old memory. Charlie won on a horse I once owned at Wingatui. I wonder where Charlie is now? Wasn’t he apprenticed to Tony Prendergast who incidentally trained my horse?

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