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Save Our Jocks

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The Save our Jocks Campaign aims to provide South African Jockeys with funds to relieve any financial strain caused by COVID-19.

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Those who are not personally involved within the Horse Racing Industry; Jockeys are professional athletes whose sole income is generated by riding a racehorse, on a race day. The prevention of Horse Racing since March 2020 has resulted in Jockey’s struggling to make ends meet, without any other form of income to rely on. I knew I needed to do something to help, the campaign aims to highlight the Jock. I am so proud to be involved in this project, I would like to salute all South African Jockeys, I stand by you and I know many others will too.

A special thank you to all the Jockeys who participated in the video. The campaign would not be possible without the amazing footage provided by the talented Andrew Bon and Gavin Pickford, I appreciate your input. Thank you to Bermont for bringing the campaign to life, truly incredible. Thank you to the talented, Celine Leach for creating the most incredible logo for the campaign.

All Funds generated by the Save Our Jocks Campaign, will be distributed by the Coastal Jockey Association to all current South African Jockeys who are struggling with the effects of COVID-19.

Donations

  • May 30, 2020 - R 3 000.00
  • "Cannot wait for Monday!" - Ken Truter

  • May 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Stay strong. This too shall pass." - Charnel

  • May 30, 2020 - R 10 500.00
  • "Wonderful work Kirra, we need ALL jockeys back riding!" - Nick Jonsson

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 117.59
  • "Best wishes from Ireland, stay strong " - Jennifer Ashby

  • May 29, 2020 - USD $ 605.37
  • "Stay strong, we appreciate all you do" - Fieldspring

  • May 29, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Great idea. So important to support our jockeys and the racing industry at this time. " - Tom Dicker

  • May 29, 2020 - R 3 150.00
  • "Thanks for hanging in there and keeping our horses fit. Bring on 1 June!" - Andrew Brand

  • May 29, 2020 - R 10 012.00
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    Well done on this initiative

    " - Gaynor Rupert

  • May 28, 2020 - R 10 000.00
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    client is happy to assist the jockeys in these difficult times

    " - David Barton

  • May 27, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "Stay strong guys.........." - Philip Bamford

  • May 27, 2020 - R 1 000.00
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    Wishing you well and good health. Look forward to racing again.

    " - Vicky Minott

  • May 26, 2020 - R 1 012.00
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    Stay safe and take care.

    " - Cliffie Miller

  • May 26, 2020 - R 2 012.00
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    We need you jocks, hang in there!

    " - Gareth van Zyl

  • May 26, 2020 - R 3 012.00
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    Great initiative Kirra, thank you and all the best - Jockey Association South Africa

    " - JASA - PROSPORT

  • May 26, 2020 - R 1 000.00
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    Working hard to get restrictions lifted.

    " - Garth

  • May 26, 2020 - USD $ 337.60
  • "Great Initiative, can’t wait for racing to start again. " - Renier Breitenbach

  • May 25, 2020 - USD $ 21.10
  • "Vasbyt! " - Donna

  • May 25, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Here is a little “leg up” " - Kuyan Kotzen

  • May 25, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Amazing work! Wishing you guys every success with this and I hope you guys are racing again soon!" - James Douglas

  • May 25, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "May God continue to bless and protect you boys. " - Lauren

  • May 24, 2020 - USD $ 566.51
  • "Hoping racing resumes soon Stay strong " - Rickardo le grange racing stable

  • May 24, 2020 - R 10 500.00
  • "Hard work during this crisis will be rewarded and remembered " - MDK racing

  • May 24, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "I want to be a jockey, when I’m big. I want to help you with my pocket money- age 7 " - Iyazi Ntshamba

  • May 23, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Hang in there guys, hopefully we will soon race again." - Riverton Stud

  • May 23, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "I feel your pain" - Graham Bailey

  • May 23, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Sterkte to all of you wonderful jocks. " - Charles Savage

  • May 22, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Stay strong fellas, keep those heads up high." - Marco Van Rensburg

  • May 22, 2020 - USD $ 59.04
  • "Appreciate all that you guys do and hope that racing comes back soon " - Nigel O'Reilly

  • May 22, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sterkte en alles van beste tot wedersiens" - Anonymous

  • May 22, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "Stay strong, we appreciate all you do" - T & A

  • May 22, 2020 - USD $ 118.08
  • "Stay Strong, Stay safe" - Alix Fownes

  • May 22, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Stay safe guys whether on the back of a horse or on your daily routines !!" - Neil Charlton Smith

  • May 22, 2020 - R 5 000.00
  • "We live in hope that racing resumes soon so that we may all enjoy our beloved sport again." - Marsh S

  • May 22, 2020 - R 1 575.00
  • "From the United Kingdom we wish all the jocks well during these unprecedented times we are facing. " - Martin and Alison Holland

  • May 22, 2020 - USD $ 19.75
  • "Thank you to the jocks and all they have done during this time. " - Chase Liebenberg

  • May 22, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "We will all get thru this. Stay positive and trust in the Lord" - Fabian Oostendorp

  • May 22, 2020 - USD $ 69.45
  • "Stay strong and God bless you my fellow jockeys " - Denicious Smith

  • May 22, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "All the best through this trying time" - Gavin

  • May 22, 2020 - USD $ 138.90
  • "Terrible times, stay strong " - Chad Schofield

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 117.07
  • "Thinking of you all x " - Nicola Lloyd

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 307.30
  • "I'd like to match Woodhill Racing donation because they epitomise dedication to owners, their charges and SA Racing as a whole. " - Paul O'Doherty

  • May 21, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Looking forward to the time you guys can ride again!" - Dale Kushner

  • May 21, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Hoping and praying we’re back racing soon! Stay strong and keep safe." - Kira Pickford

  • May 21, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "I have a batchelor flat for hire in Hillcrest " - Adam Kethro

  • May 21, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thoughts and prayers to all our jockeys and their families" - Avril Lerena

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 29.27
  • "Good luck all you guys hope your in the saddle soon. Stay safe." - Graham Cox

  • May 21, 2020 - R 5 250.00
  • "To the men and woman jocks in South Africa we are because of you - we look forward to lifting you into the saddle very soon. " - Woodhill Racing

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 11.71
  • "To the many jockeys that are up long before normal people, battle with weight and work as hard as they can, keep going. " - Chris Swart

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Donations to date

R 136 819.86

Fundraising target

R 150 000.00
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The Save our Jocks Campaign aims to provide South African Jockeys with funds to relieve any financial strain caused by COVID-19.