Hey Doc, Kah crowned state’s best

Sunday, 03 September 2017, 05:37:00 PM. AUSTRALIAN Guineas winner Hey Doc has been crowned the 2016-17 South Australian Horse of the Year award.

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The Tony McEvoy-trained gelding, who finished fourth in the $1 million Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday, enjoyed a brilliant three-year-old season.

He won his first three races in Melbourne including the Group 2 Stutt Stakes before finishing third in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas.

He came back to win the Group 3 C.S. Hayes in February going on to claim the Group 1 Australian Guineas at Flemington in March.

Jamie Kah capped a stunning season in the saddle with her third John Letts Medal.

Kah set an Australian record for the most wins by a female rider in a single season with 130, also claiming the Metropolitan Jockey of the Year, Country and Provincial Jockey of the Year and SA’s Jockey of the Year awards.

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Hey Doc wins the Group 1 Australian Guineas in March. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images

Emily Finnegan won the SA and Metropolitan Apprentice Jockey of the Year, while Justin Huxtable was the Country Apprentice of the Year.

Hall of Fame trainer Leon Macdonald and co-trainer Andrew Gluyas won the Metropolitan Trainer of the Year and SA Trainer of the Year awards with Phillip Stokes the leading country and provincial trainer.

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Award winner: Jamie Kah set an Australian record for the most wins by a female rider in a single season with 130. Picture: Calum RobertsonSource:News Corp Australia

South East-trained galloper Have Another Glass was named SA’s most consistent racehorse.

Patrick Payne was the Jumps Trainer of the Year, while Lee Horner Jr claimed the SA Jumps Jockey of the Year award.

Dual Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy, who rode five winners at Randwick on Saturday, was inducted into the South Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

McEvoy has ridden more than 1700 winners, and 63 at Group 1 level was joined in the Hall of Fame by former top local galloper and sire Manihi.

Originally published as Hey Doc, Kah crowned state’s best

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