Gavin Lerena’s birthday plans go up in smoke
Coronavirus regulations restrict jockeys to riding in one province in July
It was not the 35th birthday jockey Gavin Lerena had in mind. Instead of the likelihood of riding several winners at the Vaal on Thursday, he will have to sit out the meeting due to the National Horseracing Authority (NHA) rules regarding movement between provinces.
Vee Moodley, CEO of the NHA, has confirmed that — due to coronavirus — jockeys may only ride in one province for the month of July...