We headed out to Emsley Lodge to catch up with first year apprentice jockey Maddi Price who made her race riding debut at Bendigo.
We caught up with Matt Chadwick, a 1st year in Racing Victoria’s Apprentice Jockey Training Program. Matt didn’t make it the first time he applied, however through hard work and guidance from Julien Welsh & AJTP coaches, a year later he was accepted into the program.
We celebrated 5 apprentices who have officially graduated from the Apprentice Jockey Training Program. Congratulations to Lewis German, Teo Nugent, Mikaela Lawrence , Michael Poy & Thomas Stockdale!
Maddi Price, Hannah Edgley, Shanae O’Meara, Sheridan Clarke, Matt Chadwick and Heidi Gillie were all officially welcomed into the AJTP.
The Series draws together apprentices from across Australia to represent their state in a collection of races in six states and territories.
Campbell Rawiller, who joined the Apprentice Jockey Training Program in 2019, is the son of Nash Rawiller and nephew of Brad, who have both won multiple Group 1 races.
Celine Gaudray, another new starter in 2019, will be apprenticed to Mornington trainer Pat Carey.
Kiran Quilty’s father, Cameron, recorded more than 200 career victories in the saddle, and his 18-year-old daughter has already showed some riding prowess.
The youngest of the ten new recruits, but the 16-year-old comes from sound racing bloodlines with his father Rikki an accomplished jockey.