Former SA Champion jockey Gavin Lerena will ride for the Mauritzfontein team as a retained jockey.
Gavin will ride both Mauritzfontein and Wilgerbosdrift owned horses.
“Gavin is a true professional and we could not be more excited to have him join our team. I have no doubt that he will be a huge asset and we look forward to the upcoming racing season,” said Jessica Slack.
Lerena, who has been riding at a remarkable strike-rate since his return after a five month injury break, says that the job with the powerful breeding operation was a privileged position for any jockey to be in.
“I am excited and very honoured to have been given the opportunity to ride for this well established powerful team. They race top-class horses with leading yards across the country and I look forward to adding value from the saddle.”