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Racing genes shine as Kyle Strydom gallops into view

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Kyle Strydom’s sole ambition in life has been to be a jockey, and despite still being an apprentice, he appears to be well on his way.


15 Jun 2020
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Racing genes shine as Kyle Strydom gallops into view

Picture for illustrative purposes. AFP/File/Ronny Hartmann

Former South African champion jockey Jeff Lloyd was in his new home in far-off Australia, watching televised action from Scottsville this week, when he spotted something of interest. An apprentice jockey named Strydom won the last race on the card – in just his second race ride. Intrigued, Lloyd got on the phone to the horse’s trainer, Dennis Bosch – an old friend from when the two were riding rivals in Durban back in the day. Was this Strydom related to that other old rival of theirs, the one and only Piere “Striker” Strydom? Indeed, he was, replied Bosch. Kyle...

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