- Kah claims six wins at Flemington
- Jockey has struggled for form
- Has had a troubled 12 months
Jamie Kah’s resurgence continued during the final day of the Melbourne Cup carnival, with the superstar jockey riding three winners home at Flemington.
Having already signaled her return to form with an impressive winning double on Victoria Derby Day, the 27-year-old showcased her exceptional skills on Champions Day, claiming victories in three of the first five races.
The treble on Saturday brings her Flemington tally to an astonishing six wins.
Kah won the first two races of the day on General Beau and Watadeel, before guiding Deny Knowledge to win the Matriach Stakes.
Jamie Kah secured a treble of wins on Saturday to prove her return to form
A nine-time Group 1 winner, Kah was left fighting for her life after being seriously injured in a fall at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on March 11
‘She’s as good a jockey as I’ve ever seen,’ said trainer Mick Kent after the race.
‘Was great to have Jamie on as she rode her last week and was full of confidence this week as she wanted to ride her again.
‘She’s a beautiful horsewoman and is very relaxed, it’s the first winner she’s ridden for me so I’m really pleased that I’ve finally got one with her.’
The nine-time Group 1 winner had a horror fall at Flemington in March that left her with a serious brain injury.
When she came out of an induced five-day coma, Kah didn’t know who she was and had to Google her name to find some information about herself.
The injury kept her out of racing for five months, and she only returned to the saddle in August.
Kah also copped a misconduct charge for a ‘white powder’ controversy after photos that appeared to show her rack up a line of a mysterious substance surfaced on social media in June.
The story broke just a day after she announced her return to racing.
The emergence of the controversial images cast a shadow over Kah’s highly anticipated return to horse racing.
Kah secured an impressive six wins at Flemington over the Melbourne Cup carnival
Kah will be happy with the recent results as she has been struggling for form
Stewards charged her and another woman over the photos, alleging they broke the rule that states ‘a person must not engage in conduct prejudicial to the image, interests, integrity, or welfare of racing, whether or not that conduct takes place within a racecourse or elsewhere’.
‘I am working hard to get back to doing what I love, and that is being a passionate and successful jockey,’ said Kah afterwards.
‘I will continue to focus on my physical and mental health and making a full recovery so I can return to racing and be the best person that I can possibly be.’