The East Cape champion jockey Greg Cheyne is being hailed as the ultimate team man at Fairview.
Cheyne is from the Western Cape but is the regular jockey in Port Elizabeth for the champion stable of trainer Alan Greeff.
Greeff and Cheyne form a formidable combination but there are times that Cheyne is unable to ride in PE.
That is when Cheyne the team man comes into play – something that Greeff appreciated and referred to when Gavin Lerena stood in for Cheyne this past Friday.
Cheyne passed on his knowledge of the Greeff horses to help Lerena to perform at his best.
Whenever Cheyne gets a chance in PE he also does some work riding with the Greeff horses to get to know his rides better.
It is no wonder that Cheyne enjoys some wonderful successes in PE.
He is on his way to his 7th East Cape title this season. Last season he rode 91 winners at Fairview which is a record.
RECENT CHAMPION JOCKEYS IN PE:
2018: Greg Cheyne 91 winners (record)
2017: Greg Cheyne 90
2016: S’manga Khumalo 61
2015: Greg Cheyne 83
2014: Muzi Yeni 64
2013: Muzi Yeni 50
2012: Richard Fourie 47
2011: Karis Teetan 55
2010: Warren Kennedy 80
2009: Greg Cheyne 82
2008: Greg Cheyne 75
2007: Mark Khan 72
2006: Greg Cheyne 71
2005: Willie Uys 62
2004: Mark Khan 74