Alice Lindsay will represent South Australia in the first of the revamped National Apprentice Race Series races when she partners four-year-old mare Tennessee Sky in Launceston on Saturday night.
The former Victorian trained mare hasn’t raced since August last year and will make her Tasmanian debut with Lindsay in the saddle. The Dylan Clark trained mare won her trial last week and will have a few admirers off that victory.
Lindsay has now notched up 31 wins in her career in just over a year in the sport. The apprentice to Ryan Balfour, has recently enjoyed some success across in Kangaroo Island and has been learning her craft all around the state.
The National Apprentice Series will run take place over five legs and take place over a three-and-a-half week period. After the Tasmanian leg, the Series will head to Western Australia, then to Queensland before coming to Strathalbyn here in South Australia before finishing in Victoria.
Victoria won last year’s competition and points are awarded to every state’s nominated jockey in each of the five races, with the winner receiving seven points and the runner-up five. Third place is rewarded with three points, fourth place gets two points and all unplaced riders receive one point.
Joining Lindsay in Launceston will be fellow South Australian based Apprentice Gary Lo, who has four rides on the card, along with former SA based apprentice Dan Morgan who has recently been enjoying some success riding in the Northern Territory.