John Letts Medal
The John Letts Medal will recognise excellence in riding and outstanding achievements at all race meetings throughout the State during the season.
John Letts, a recent inductee to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame and an eight-time South Australian premiership jockey, said he was “honoured” to have the award named after him.
"You don’t ever dream of these things happening, so it’s a great honour that Thoroughbred Racing SA has bestowed on me,” he said.
The medal, which will be presented at the annual Thoroughbred Racing SA Industry Awards, will be awarded to the jockey who receives the most votes by the stewards officiating on each race day.
Votes are given on a 3-2-1 basis at Metropolitan meetings, 2 -1 at Provincial and 1 vote at Country venues.
All jockeys riding each day are eligible to receive votes and a rider may receive multiple votes at a race meeting.A rider will be ineligible to be awarded votes in any race in which he breaches Rule AR 137(a), (riding offences). In addition any rider found guilty of an offence under Rule AR 81A (a) or (b), (banned substances) shall become ineligible for the Medal.
In the event of two or more riders being awarded an equal number of votes at the end of the season then joint winners will be declared.
Progressive totals will be released monthly via The Races Magazine and also on this website.
2010/11 Winner: Clare Lindop
2011/12 Winner: Matthew Neilson