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Seven Hundred Wins for Kiwi Jockey Kylie Williams

Wednesday, 11th September 2019

New Zealand jockey Kylie Williams picked up a double at Riccarton on Saturday to bring up her seven hundredth career victory, reports nzracingnews.com. To make it more special, the milestone was achieved aboard Tony and Lyn Prendergast-trained Queen Jetsun (Castledale-Gulfstream, by Yachtie) who Williams has a special affinity with. "The owner has been pretty good to me and especially for Tony and Lyn. I have been with them for 20-odd years and they keep putting me on and have faith in me. It was really nice all round," she said. "We both have screws in our ankles and I have been associated with her (Queen Jetsun) since she was a young one. She is pretty special and for her to carry on, a bit like me, when all the injuries take a toll on you." Williams has made the most of the winter with many senior jockeys on holiday. "I have been getting a lot of support this time back around," she said. "The senior ranks down here are a bit minimal at the moment, so that probably makes it a little bit easier. In saying that there are a lot of apprentices down here too. I'm thankful to the people that put me on." Queen Jetsun has now won three of her 21 starts.

Queen Jestsun

Kylie Williams makes it 700 wins on Queen Jestsun (pic: Race Images South)
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