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Priscilla, queen of the racetrack

In a scene that’s becoming a familiar sight, Priscilla Schmidt rides home a winner on the racetrack.
In a scene that’s becoming a familiar sight, Priscilla Schmidt rides home a winner on the racetrack.

THE career of apprentice jockey Priscilla Schmidt continues to boom at a rapid rate.

Schmidt has recorded a number of wins in Coffs Harbour including the opening race aboard Lord Bryn for Coffs Harbour trainer Gordon Yorke on Pink Silks Raceday held on January 9.

The wins have continued to come for the likeable hoop and her reward is a decrease in her apprentice’s claim.

After claiming her 50th win at Ballina on Friday on board Trevor Whittington’s Piccolo Royal, Schmidt is now only allowed to claim 1.5kg when she’s riding at country meetings.

Schmidt has ridden 10 winners in January alone and has a full book of rides this afternoon at Port Macquarie, including two for Yorke in the opening two races of the meeting on Izachamp and Cap Bianco.

Yorke has always been a fan of young jockeys who display a professional attitude and Schmidt is fast becoming one of the first jockeys Yorke calls on to ride for him.

With the wins coming at a regular rate it shouldn’t be too long before Schmidt’s claim is reduced even further.



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