TASMANIAN apprentice jockey Siggy Carr ended her 18-month stint in South Australia on a high when she was last night named dux of the SA Apprentice Academy.
Carr was named the Academy’s best student at a gala dinner in Adelaide with the key portion of the winner’s prize being an all-expenses paid trip to Singapore to ride at a Singapore Turf Club meeting at Kranji.
“It’s quite a big deal to be named dux of the academy and the trip to Singapore is the real bonus,” Carr said.
“The best thing I ever did was relocate to SA because it has given me great opportunities and definitely made me a better rider,” she said.
Carr teamed up with her father at UBET Park Hobart on Sunday to win aboard his promising four-year-old Swinging Ali.
“It’s great to have Siggy ride another winner for me but best of all she is coming home and that’s a bonus for everyone,” he said.
Swinging Ali was the second leg of a race-to-race double for Carr who also saluted on superstar two-year-old filly Gee Gee Double Dee.
Carr, 27, has purchased a property at Oatlands and moves into her new home later this week where she will juggle her riding career with family life with her 11-yewar-old son Dylan and life partner Troy Baker.