SOUTH African jockey Derreck David was inducted into the Mauritius Racing Hall Of Fame on Saturday after he steered Gharbee to a fluent win in the final race.
David, who goes by the nickname DD, turned 27 at the weekend and appears to have found his niche on the tight Champ de Mars circuit.
He achieved the acknowledgement for winning 5 races in a day and he is the first jockey in 93 years to win the last 5 races on the 8 card race meeting!
His biggest career win to date was his brilliant performance to win the 2010 Gr1 SA Classic on Pierre Jourdan. He formed a winning association with the Gary Alexander-trained son of Parade Leader and won 7 races on him.
David becomes the 13th jockey to have achieved this feat.
The existing 12 jockeys in the Hall Of Fame are:
Jack Day (1917)
Wallis Mc Cloud (1923)
Joe Gilmore (1961)
Basil Lervis (1964)
Alan Lilley (1972)
Johnny Wilson (1980)
Mark Grigsby (1984)
Felix Coetzee (1991)
Anton Marcus (1996)
Kelvin Jupp (2000)
Jeffrey Lloyd (2003)
Johnny Geroudis (2011)