Kah rides into history at Caulfield
Racing records were rewritten at Caulfield today when Jamie Kah became the first jockey in the history of Victorian racing to ride 100 metropolitan winners in a season.
With her victory aboard Deep Speed in Race 2, Kah surpassed the previous record of 99.5 winners – a tally which included a dead-heat – set by Brett Prebble in the 1999-2000 season.
Racing Victoria (RV) Chairman, Brian Kruger, has paid tribute to Kah on her achievement and the mark she has made on Victorian racing since relocating from South Australia in January 2019.
“On behalf of Racing Victoria and the broader Victorian racing industry, I would like to congratulate Jamie on reaching this historic milestone of 100 metropolitan wins in a season at Caulfield today.
“We are truly blessed to have witnessed the feats of some incredible jockeys here in Victoria throughout history and for Jamie to tread where no other has is something that she should be incredibly proud of.
“The greatest part of Jamie’s achievement is the manner in which she has gone about it through hard work, dedication and a willingness to challenge herself to be the best she can be.
“Jamie is a humble champion and a wonderful ambassador for thoroughbred racing. She epitomises everything that is great about our sport – a love of the horse and an opportunity for all to compete on a level playing field.
“Jamie is inspiring the future stars of our sport, both through her incredible achievements in the saddle and the way she conducts herself. She is a wonderful role model for those embarking on a career in racing.
“We are privileged to be able to watch Jamie showcase her talents week in, week out here in Victoria and we look forward to following her career as she chases more success in the seasons to come.”
RV has commissioned a commemorative poster in Monday's Herald Sun to celebrate Kah’s milestone and will formally recognise her achievement at the season-ending 2020-21 Victorian Racing Awards.
Today’s milestone caps a memorable two months for the 25-year-old who also recorded her 1000th career win at Sportsbet-Pakenham on 12 May and became Australia’s most successful female jockey in Group 1 races landing her sixth title aboard Vega One in Queensland’s Kingsford Smith Cup on 29 May.
Beyond today’s Caulfield meeting, Kah has a further five metropolitan meetings in which to add to her record-breaking tally for the 2020-21 racing season.
Kah, who will officially claim her first Victorian metropolitan jockeys’ premiership when the season concludes at The Valley on 31 July 2021, led her nearest rival Damian Lane by 37 wins after posting her 100th winner.