Jockey joins the greats after win
Clint Johnson-Porter wins at the Apprentice Jockeys and Thoroughbred Racing Awards.
BALDIVIS jockey Clint Johnson-Porter was equal first in the 2018 Best All Round Apprentice award at the Apprentice Jockeys and Thoroughbred Racing awards across regional WA on September 27.
The awards were held at a gala ceremony at the Westin Perth.
Johnson-Porter shared the accolade with apprentice Andrew Castle.
Johnson-Porter is from a racing family and his father is a jockey.
He started his apprenticeship when he was just 15 years old in July 2013. His race riding career started with host Adam Durrant nine months later and he quickly developed into an accomplished apprentice jockey.
Johnson-Porter represented WA in the National Apprentice Jockey Challenge in Victoria, riding a winner for WA for the powerful Hayes Dabernig training partnership at Sandown.
He developed into a leading apprentice jockey (Leading Metropolitan Apprentice 2016-7 racing season) and outrode his claim in December 2017.
His quiet demeanour belies his fierce determination and riding ability.
Johnson-Porter has made the transition to senior rider with continued success.
He was unable to attend the awards. An unfortunate trackwork injury has put him on the sidelines for six months and he is holidaying in Europe while he recovers.
Clint Johnson-Porter in action, winning at Ascot on Melbourne Cup Day last year. Right: Clint Johnson-Porter holding the winning trophy for the AJ Scahill Stakes Group 3 last year.