Big week for Kah & Douglas
In-form jockeys and fiancés Jamie Kah and Clayton Douglas have had a week they won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
Kah extended her Melbourne premiership lead with a formidable five winners at Caulfield on Saturday, just days after Douglas won the iconic Grand Annual Steeplechase for the second time.
“It’s exciting,” Kah said after her five-timer. “Awesome day and awesome week for the family with Clayton having a great day on Thursday. We’ll have some celebrations.”
Clayton Douglas celebrates Grand Annual win (Image: sourced Instagram)
The pair, who also run Bradlee Park Racing a pre-training, agistment and breaking property in Somerville, continued celebrations long into the weekend, but in true racing style work was still involved as they headed to the beach on Sunday morning.
Douglas along with 11 year-old veteran Gold Medals secured another Grand Annual crown after also taking out the grueling 5500m race previously in 2018.
Speaking moments after one of the biggest wins in his career, Douglas shifted the attention to the horse.
"He's just an unbelievable horse, this horse," he said.
"I've never ridden in the Annual without him. He's an incredible horse, a massive effort by the team to get him to back up.
Kah currently sits on 86 Melbourne metro victories, 31 ahead of her closest rival in Damian Lane.
But the leading jockey won’t be drawn on the assumption that she already has the premiership all wrapped up.
“I’m really happy with my season so far but anything can happen, I could get suspended again or injured, so until I might be lucky enough to win the premiership for the first time at the end of the season I won’t for one second think that I have.
“Clayton and I are really lucky to have each other and great support from our family and friends so we’re just happy to continue on how we’ve been going and hopefully keep getting a winner or two.”