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Bowman WIns Fourth Nathan Berry Medal

Hugh Bowman clinched an unprecedented fourth Nathan Berry Medal win as leading rider at The Championships when he rode Winx to victory on a memorable day for the champion jockey at Randwick on Saturday.
Bowman set up a clear lead on Day 1 of The Championships with wins on Noble Boy in the Newhaven Park Country Championships Final and Microphone in the ATC Sires’ Produce.
The 38-year-old sealed his Medal win aboard Winx when she powered away with Saturday’s Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes in her farewell race appearance.
Bowman finished with 13 points over the two days of The Championships to win the Nathan Berry Medal, honouring the former leading jockey who died five years ago at the age of 23 five years after contracting a fatal illness.
James McDonald finished second with nine points.
“The Nathan Berry Medal is a prestigious award that honours a popular young man that was not only a top class jockey, but a person held in high regard throughout our industry,” said Racing NSW’s Chief Executive, Peter V’landys
“Congratulations go to Hugh Bowman in winning the award for the fourth time. He is a world-class jockey that continues to reach new heights in his profession.”
The Nathan Berry Medal point score is determined on a 3-2-1 basis across the 10 Group races of The Championships as well as the Finals of the Country and Provincial Championships.
A suspension soured the big day for Bowman after he was outed for one week for causing interference in the first race on the Randwick program.
2019 Nathan Berry Medal
Final Points

13 Hugh Bowman
9 James McDonald
4 Tommy Berry, Corey Brown, Blake Shinn, Kerrin McEvoy
3.5 Damian Lane
3 John Allen, Jay Ford, Glen Boss, Mark Zahra, Koby Jennings, Tim Clark
2 Damien Oliver, Andrew Gibbons, Sam Clipperton, Christian Reith

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