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Stewards Deliver Mixed News For Promising Apprentice

Stewards in Sydney and Melbourne have had some good news and some bad news for promising Hawkesbury apprentice Ashleigh Borg.
Borg’s master Garry White has negotiated with Racing NSW stewards for a three months’ extension of her indentures.
Borg was to have come out of her time on December This has now been extended to the end of March.
That was the good news for the promising rider.
The disappointing news for the young apprentice is that she will not be able to make her metropolitan debut and continue an unbeaten association with White’s pacy mare Royal Hootenanny when she begins a new campaign at Moonee Valley on Friday week.
Borg has combined with the former Queensland mare to win three races this season and was hoping to continue the association when she resumes in a heat of the 55 Second Challenge (955m) against her own sex.
“Ashleigh has won three races and two trials on Royal Hootenanny,” White said.
“I had hoped to give her the ride on the mare at Moonee Valley but Racing Victoria stewards have advised that she isn’t permitted to ride at a city meeting under their rules because she hasn’t ridden enough winners.
“Strangely she would have been able to take the ride if she had come out of her time at the end of last month as she would be a senior jockey.”
White has booked Sydney’s form apprentice Robbie Dolan to make his Melbourne debut on Royal Hootenanny, who easily won a Warwick Farm trial for Borg on December

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