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Bowman Favourite for Nathan Berry Medal
A host of Australia's best jockeys as well as an international contingent of riders will compete at Royal Randwick on Saturday for the prestigious Nathan Berry Medal on day one of The Championships, reports racingnsw.com.au. The medal is named in honour of the former top jockey who passed away in April 2014 and is awarded to the most successful jockey over the 12 races of The Championships. The point score is determined on a 3-2-1 basis across the eagerly anticipated 10 Group races as well as the Finals of the Country and Provincial Championships, with the winner announced at the completion of day two of The Championships (Saturday, 8 April). "Nathan is affectionately remembered by all in racing and the Medal named after him is a fitting tribute to an extremely popular young jockey taken in the prime of his life," said Racing NSW Chief Executive, Peter V'landys. "This is a very prestigious award that recognises riding excellence during The Championships." Hugh Bowman is the $1.80 Tab favourite to win the award as he chases his third Nathan Berry Medal.