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Jamie Kah Relocates To Melbourne

Adelaide’s star jockey Jamie Kah has joined the exodus from South Australian racing by announcing her move to Melbourne.
Kah, Adelaide’s premiership winner four times since 2013, intends to spend nine months of the year based in Victoria.
Kah’s announcement comes a week after she rejected an offer from Tony McEvoy to return as the number one rider for his powerful stable in Adelaide.
McEvoy and Kah parted ways in November but the leading trainer was hoping to renew their association due to her outstanding strike rate.
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Kah, like many South Australian racing participants, has been lured to Victoria by the bigger prizemoney and wider opportunities available across the border.
She will ride freelance in Melbourne with leading stables certain to seek her services due to the outstanding record she has compiled since she became the first apprentice in 20 years to win the Adelaide premiership in 2012-13.
Kah has won four Adelaide premierships and has been presented with the John Letts Medal four times for riding excellence at the annual South Australian Racing Awards.
Kah has ridden almost 750 winners since she began her riding career eight years ago including a career high 151 winners last season.
She has ridden 76 winners this season to be third on the national premiership behind William Pike (105) and Greg Ryan (77). She leads the Adelaide premiership with 37 wins, 14 clear of her nearest rival Raquel Clark.
Kah has won 29 races in Victoria and five in Queensland during her career but is yet to land a win in NSW.
She is also keen to ride her first G1 winner, having ridden in 15 majors for three placings.
Top Adelaide trainer Lloyd Kennewell has moved his stable to Melbourne and John Hyam is another set to establish a Melbourne stable due to the poor economic management of South Australian racing by the SA Government.

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