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WA Best Young Riders Honoured At Apprentice Awards
Lucy Warwick capped an outstanding 12-months of riding by claiming two of the major awards at the 2014/15 Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Apprentice Jockey Awards held in Perth last night. The talented young rider, acknowledged by a strong audience of industry, government and media representatives on the first floor at Ascot racecourse, won the Leading Metropolitan and Leading Provincial Rider titles. Warwick, who outrode her claim in July, ended the season on 100 winners, 67 at city level, which also earned her second place behind William Pike in the Leading Metropolitan Jockeys Premiership, and 33 at provincial level. Talented teenager Jordan Turner was rewarded for his hard work and dedication by being named Most Promising Junior Rider. Turner also shared honours with Clint Johnston-Porter in Leading Country Rider after they accumulated 27 winners apiece. Mollie Clarke is the Trainee Apprentice of the Year. The award is based on a trainee who shows dedication and aptitude around the stables and in track work and trials, while Chris Parnham, son of leading trainer, Neville Parnham, and brother to jockeys Stephen and Brad, was crowned Best All Round Apprentice.