By Bill Poulos
Leading Sydney metropolitan apprentice Rachel King will be at Moree races on Sunday – but she won’t be out on the track doing what she does best.
Instead, last season’s Sydney apprentices’ premiership-winning rider will enjoy a rare day out at the races, cheering home partner Blake Spriggs who rides in the 1400m Pacific National Moree Cup.
King, apprenticed to Sydney training heavyweights Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, rode 38 winners last season on Sydney tracks to win the coveted premiership.
It will be one of the few times Rachel spends a day out at the races on Sunday while Spriggs reunites with the Nathan Sinclair stable and top chance Rockatorio in the Moree Race Club’s signature event.
Spriggs, the grandson of Moree racing legend Kevin Hartin, cut his teeth at the Sinclair stable during his early teens, learning to ride on a little black filly that “he rode the ears off”.
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