Eighth medal for Horsham hoop Yendall
Prolific Horsham hoop Dean Yendall has claimed his eighth Neville Wilson Medal at Country Racing Victoria’s annual awards night.
Yendall was again the dominant jocket on country Victorian racetracks during the 2016-17 season, claiming his sevent Neville Wilson Medal in succession and eighth in total.
Yendall had 633 starts for 127 wins this season. He won the medal despite missing most of the final month after a fall at Mildura.
Yendall finished six wins clear of Linda Meech, with Jamie Mott third on 94 wins.
It was a landmark season for Yendall, who broke through for the first Group 1 wins of his long career, claiming the Spring Champion Stakes on Yankee Rose and the Myer Classic on I Am A Star.