Re­cu­per­at­ing Stry­dom on a Swiss roll

The Citizen (KZN) - - Racing Express - Jack Mil­ner

Many peo­ple have been won­der­ing what has hap­pened to Piere Stry­dom.

The for­mer six-time cham­pion jockey was in good form but was sud­denly taken off his rides late in

De­cem­ber and has not been seen since.

Very sim­ply, he broke his pinky fin­ger while rid­ing at Ke­nil­worth on 21 De­cem­ber. “It was dis­ap­point­ing be­cause I had picked up some de­cent rides and had to give them up. For­tu­nately, I only missed out on one win­ner.”

Stry­dom has used the break to spend some time re­lax­ing – at a ski re­sort in Switzer­land. “I’m in Veyson­naz, which is in the south, close to the French bor­der,” he said on Satur­day. “I would have loved to ski but sadly, with a bro­ken fin­ger, that’s not pos­si­ble. So, all I can do is stand on the slopes and watch every­body else.”

He will be fly­ing back to South Africa on Satur­day, so he is not rid­ing at the L’Or­marins Queen’s Plate meet­ing. “Sorry to miss the meet­ing but with a bro­ken fin­ger I have no choice in the mat­ter.

“But come the Sun Met, I’ll be there!”

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