Bluebloods Magazine 2022: Issue 5

The Autumn Sun. Dubawi. Shamardal. Probabeel. Guelph. Sepoy. Srikandi. Egg Tart. Redzel. Lucia Valentina. Just some of the Gr.1 winners ridden by Kerrin McEvoy. The jockey, whose first ride was in 1997, has won 80 Gr.1 races with ten of those in Europe, and his career is still evolving. Those 80 Gr.1 wins have come aboard sixty different horses.

McEvoy was born in the small town of Streaky Bay, some 700km west of Adelaide, into a racing family. Horses are easy to fall in love with, and McEvoy was surrounded by them from a young age. Kerrin McEvoy’s father, Phillip was a jockey, as was his grandfather Bill Holland, who also trained racehorses.