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O.P. « 2020-Nov-30, 07:59 AM »
RACING: Kyle Wilson-Taylor put on a masterclass at Clifford Park, producing a career-best effort.

The apprentice rider claimed four of the eight winners on the program, marking a welcome to remember at his new home track.

Wilson-Taylor recently took up a position as apprentice for trainer Lindsay Hatch

“It’s definitely the best day I’ve had,” Wilson-Taylor said.

“I knew I had a good book of rides and came into the meeting confident, but you can’t be that confident to ride four.

“Lindsay has been good enough to offer me and opportunity and I wanted to take it with both hands.

“I’m from the Northern Rivers, and my manager (Glen Courtney) is good mates with Lindsay and helped to line it up.”

After six rides on the Gold Coast, Wilson-Taylor made his first ride at Clifford Park a winning one, guiding Zaiteki ($5.50) to a dominant victory in the Austmix Australia Benchmark 58 Handicap (1000m).

He made it a running double, securing a gap in the straight for Little Miss Pixie ($3 fav) to take out the Joe Wagner Group QTIS Class 1 Handicap (1210m).

“Zaiteki showed a nice turn of foot. The race worked out perfectly for her. She had a wide gate to overcome and there was enough speed to get a trail,” he said.

“Little Miss Pixie found the gap, and when I gave her a tap with the whip, she was able to put them away convincingly.”

Wilson-Taylor made it a hat-trick with the heavily-supported Juliette Street ($1.55) nosing out Better In Than Out ($7) in the Moco Maiden Handicap (870m), before riding a winner for his master Hatch in the form of Fav Flyer ($8) scoring a big 3 ½ length win in the Audi Centre Toowoomba Maiden Handicap (870m).

“Juliette Street was very tough. She’s a nice horse and she’ll go on. She travelled strongly and really had to fight hard to secure that win,” he said.

“Fav’s Flyer is a horse that’s shown a bit at home. He showed a bit of aggression early and was goo enough to win off a hot speed.”



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« 2021-Mar-08, 08:22 AM Reply #1 »

Kyle Wilson-Taylor.
ONE of Queensland’s most promising young apprentice jockeys Kyle Wilson-Taylor has been left in a racing wilderness, unable to take rides because he is without a riding licence due to bureaucratic red tape.
The young jockey was taken off 15 rides, including several winners last weekend, because of a situation which has left his master, trainer Lindsay Hatch, tearing his hair out and calling for the racing system to be changed.
The situation is a complex one but Hatch explains Wilson-Taylor had been riding in Queensland on a visiting apprentice licence since moving north from Coffs Harbour.
That licence expired recently but the Hatch stable had earlier registered paperwork with Racing Queensland, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission and more recently an apprentice scheme organisation.
Wilson-Taylor’s apprentice arrangement in NSW wasn’t cancelled until last Monday but the Hatch stable had been under the impression there would be plenty of time to register the Queensland agreement before the weekend.
They were left frustrated after dozens of calls to different organisations – both in racing and in government – in a so far futile bid to get Wilson-Taylor his Queensland apprentice riding licence.
As of Sunday, Queensland Jockeys’ Association boss Glen Prentice said the application remained in the system with Wilson-Taylor in limbo and unable to take race rides.
Wilson-Taylor has ridden 58 winners since moving to Queensland, including six on one weekend in January.
Hatch said the red tape in the Wilson-Taylor situation was a nightmare.
“We were initially told we had to cancel Kyle’s NSW apprenticeship agreement prior to registering the Queensland one, but when you cancel the NSW one you are unlicensed,” Hatch said.
“After speaking to racing officials we decided just to wait until the visiting one ran out because he got suspended around the same time so it was a good time to sort it out.
“We thought it was just a matter of cancelling one and registering the other and we had done the paperwork.
“But then it became a red tape issue because Kyle then had to be registered as an apprentice with another department, a government one, and things have been held up.
“Surely there is an easier process that can be put in place for apprentices to sort out a transfer from one state to another, surely it shouldn’t be this difficult.”
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As an aside adding insult to injury some form guides have mistakenly concluded young Kyle is a female showing the Ms symbol before his name .


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