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06-June-2022
06-June-2022

Photographs supplied by Chris McLaughlin

The sculpture commemorates Kerrin McEvoy.

Kerrin ‘Macca’ McEvoy has long been one of Australia’s premier jockeys.  He took up horse riding in 1997 and to date (2022) he has won three Melbourne Cups - the biggest horse racing event in Australia. Kerrin's first Melbourne Cup win was in 2000 on "Brew" (trained by Mike Moroney), where at age 20, he became the second youngest jockey to ever win the Melbourne Cup. After scoring four wins at Caulfield on Dubai Racing Club Cup Day, and then third in the 2002 Melbourne Cup on "Bee Keeper", Godolphin offered him a 6 week contract in Dubai where he won the UAE 1000 Guineas, riding “Mezza Soprano” to victory. This led to Kerrin's international career with the Godolphin stable in Dubai and England.  Riding for Godolphin he has 120 winners in Europe – six at Group One level.

Kerrin McEvoy was born and raised in Streaky Bay and comes from a family with a rich racing history. His father, Phillip, was a jockey, his grandfather, Bill Holland, was a jockey and trainer, and was integral in the start of his racing career and his passion for horses and his uncle Tony McEvoy is a well regarded A class trainer in the racing industry. 

Members of the Streaky Bay community, established a committee with the purpose of raising funds and erecting a life-size bronze sculpture of Kerrin McEvoy with saddle and riding gear. 

 

Location

Address:Alfred Terrace, Streaky Bay, 5680
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.795556
Long: 134.210139
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Artist:Ken Martin (Port Lincoln, SA)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 28th March, 2022
Front Inscription

Kerrin McEvoy

Champion international jockey

Inducted into South Australian Racing Hall of Fame 2017

Winner of numerous premier Group 1 races

Winning his first Melbourne Cup aged 20 years in 2000

Born Streaky Bay October 24th 1980

Attended Strealy Bay Area School

Streaky Bay community project   Sculptor Ken Martin - 2022

Source: MA
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