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Kah Dominates SA Industry Awards
A gala dinner at the Stamford Grand on Sunday night to celebrate Thoroughbred Racing SA's annual Industry Awards and Hall of Fame Inductions saw jockey Jamie Kah steal the show, taking home four awards. Her stellar season saw her set a new record for most wins in a season by a female jockey and, in doing so, be recognised with the industry's most prestigious honour, the John Letts Medal for excellence in riding and outstanding State wide achievements. Kah also collected the Glennon-Johnson Award for South Australian Metropolitan Jockey of the Year, UBET South Australian Provincial and Country Jockey of the Year and South Australian Jockey of the Year. Rival Emily Finnegan was awarded the UBET South Australian Metropolitan Apprentice Jockey of the Year, Gr1 Australian Guineas winner Hey Doc garnered the Festival Hire SA Champion Racehorse of the Year, Hall of Fame Trainer Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas took the South Australian Metropolitan Trainer of the Year award and dual Melbourne Cup winning jockey Kerrin McEvoy was inducted into the South Australian Racing Hall of Fame. Also inducted into the Hall of Fame were 1967 Newmarket Handicap winner Manihi, sire of the immortal Manikato. From a media perspective, Best Racing Story was tied between Adelaide Advertiser colleagues Ben Scadden and Lincoln Moor, while Best Racing Picture went to Jenny Barnes. Thoroughbred Racing SA Chief Executive Jim Watters commented, "The Industry Awards and Hall of Fame induction provides an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the accomplishments of some of South Australia's racing greats, as well as its future stars."