Hewitson’s record

LYLE Hewitson finally cracked the one victory needed to claim the record number of winners by an apprentice when Shenanigans won Race 8 at the Vaal on Tuesday. Trained by Sean Tarry, Shenanigans beat Shogun with Raydaveric back in third

“I’m glad it’s finally over. Now life can get back to normal,” said a relieved Hewitson.

Lyle Hewitson (left), receives congrats from Gavin Lerena, the previous

While obviously delighted to have established a record number of wins for an apprentice, he admits he had not thought about it until everyone started to tell him he was eight wins shy of Gavin Lerena’s mark of 284.

“I didn’t realise I was so close,” said Hewitson on Tuesday at the Vaal. “Then everybody started talking about it. But it didn’t put any extra pressure on me. I just went about riding winners and didn’t think about rewriting the record books.”

Hewitson thanked all the trainers who had given him rides. “I’ve had a lot of good opportunities. You can’t win on horses who don’t have a chance.” – TAB News.