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2016 UBET Apprentice Academy Awards

Hong Kong Apprentice Matthew Poon was crowned Dux of the UBET Apprentice Academy at the 2016 Apprentice Academy Awards night at Morphettville Racecourse.

Matthew had an amazing first year in the saddle with 44 winners including seven in the city.

The special guest for the evening was Luke Nolen, who is famous for steering Black Caviar to 22 of her 25 victories. Luke spoke about how much hard work and dedication is needed to succeed in the racing game and was a great guest of honour.

Award Winners

Racing & General Knowledge (Junior) - Kayla Crowther 

Racing & General Knowledge (Senior) - Caitlin Jones

Project Award (Junior) - Kayla Crowther

Project Award (Senior) - Eran Boyd

Public Speaking (Junior) - Kayla Crowther

Public Speaking (Senior) - Eran Boyd

Longest Priced Winner - Ryan Hurdle & Dylan Caboche

Simone Montgomerie Encouragement Award - Brandon Griffiths

Most Winners in an Academy Year - Matthew Poon

SA Racehorse Owners' Association Award - Eran Boyd

Caitlin Forrest Memorial Award - Eran Boyd

Minister for Racing Achievement Award - Matthew Poon

Most Improved Rider - Matthew Poon

Best 1st Year Apprentice - Matthew Poon

Best 2nd Year Apprentice - Dylan Caboche

Dux Runner Up - Emily Finnegan

Dux of the Apprentice Academy - Matthew Poon

Master of Dux of the Apprentice Academy - Richard Jolly