Mike de Kock’s staff at Randjesfontein call Mathew de Kock, “Little Big Boss” – a young man who rose swiftly to the challenge in an internationally renowned stable.

MARCH 7, 2020

Matt has never lived in his accomplished father’s shadow.

Allowed to grow and lead, the now 28-year-old has impressed all in the South African racing industry with his natural horsemanship, a maturity beyond his years and his refreshing and professional handling of the racing media.

Matt and his girlfriend Monique Mansour (long-time assistant to Sean Tarry and sister to jockey Donovan Mansour), are departing for Australia next week to start a new chapter in their lives.

While this is a big blow to SA racing and we can labour on bitterly about the shocking things in this troubled land that continue to drive talented people away, that won’t serve much of a purpose. We support Mat and Monique in this exciting venture at the right time of their careers.

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