Satherley shows the world

The Timaru Herald - - FASHION&BEAUTY -

Cam­bridge jockey Lynsey Satherley re­ceived a bonus wed­ding an­niver­sary present when she rode Show The World to win the Listed Kaimai Stakes (2000m) at Mata­mata.

Satherley, who cel­e­brated her 11th an­niver­sary with her hus­band and former suc­cess­ful jumps jockey Derek Satherley on Sun­day, picked up her sev­enth ca­reer black-type vic­tory on Satur­day, her first in 14 sea­sons.

‘‘It was pretty awesome, it was a good day,’’ Satherley said. ‘‘It was Derek and my wed­ding an­niver­sary on Sun­day, so it was a pretty good week­end all round re­ally.’’

It had also been a long time between drinks for her mount Show The World, who had been off the win­ner’s list since tak­ing the Hamil­ton Cup (2000m) at Te Rapa three years ago.

Af­ter be­ing third-last and a shade closer at the 600 me­tres, Satherley urged Show The World along round­ing the home turn and the son of High Cha­parral wound up to grab vic­tory right on the line by a nose from Our King Sway.

‘‘I’ve rid­den him in a few gal­lops and was rapt to get the (race­day) ride,’’ Satherley said.‘‘It was a top run and though it was close, I thought we’d got up.’’

The mother of two is noted as one of the hard­est-work­ing jock­eys at the Cam­bridge train­ing track and her in­put over the years has ben­e­fited many own­ers and train­ers, par­tic­u­larly with trou­ble­some horses.

Satherley is usu­ally on out­siders in black type races, but no mat­ter the form of her mount she al­ways gives it her best shot. That was the case again over the week­end when Show The World re­turned the long odds of 16/1.

Although happy to win an­other stakes race, it was more her share of the $31,250 win­ning stake which meant most to Satherley as both she and her hus­band strive to give their two daugh­ters, So­phie and Krys­tle, ev­ery chance in life.

‘‘Rid­ing is a job for me and one I love,’’ she said. ‘‘But in the end the girls mean more to me and Derek than any­thing. Win­ning races like this helps a lot, the pay cheque makes a big dif­fer­ence.’’

She has reg­u­larly rid­den track­work for Mur­ray Baker and An­drew Fors­man and said the win meant even more rid­ing for the coun­try’s lead­ing train­ers.

‘‘Win­ning a race like that means a lot rid­ing for Mur­ray and An­drew who I ride a fair bit of work for and do a lot of work on their Group One horses.’’

Mean­while, Satherley rode a horse on the Mata­mata un­der­card that has the po­ten­tial to take her onto fur­ther black-type suc­cess.

She rode first-starter Pop Star Princess for Cam­bridge trainer Fred Cor­nege in the Proisir 1400.

Satherley rode her pos­i­tively in front, only be­ing run down late by the Group Two win­ner Contessa Vanessa with the Gr.1 Levin Clas­sic (1600m) win­ner Age Of Fire chas­ing her home in third.

Satherley helped ed­u­cate Pop Star Princess and she had been aboard in her two tri­als wins at Cam­bridge.

It was a per­for­mance which sug­gests Pop Star Princess could help put much more money in Satherley’s bank ac­count to help raise her daugh­ters.

PHOTO: TR­ISH DUNELL

Show the World (outer) noses out Our King Sway (grey) to win the Kaimai Stakes at Mata­mata on Satur­day for Lynsey Satherley.

PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

Satherley cel­e­brates her suc­cess with daugh­ters Krys­tle and So­phie:

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