Jamie Kah reached 100 metro wins for the season over the past weekend. Becoming the first ever jockey to do so in a Victorian metro season.
Kah had the opportunity to reach the milestone in a mid-week meeting at Sandown but had an unusually bad day coming up with no winners. The 25-year-old was then forced to wait for Saturday's Caulfield meeting for a chance to crack through the glass ceiling.
What an achievement, Jamie Kah picks up her 100th metro winner for the season. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/8EsVdGy1WT
— Racing.com (@Racing) July 10, 2021
Kah said that she felt relief more than anything once she got her mount Deep Speed over the line.
“It's a big relief," Kah said.
"It’s been a very, very long week. I’ve had some really good people around me getting me through it."
The superstar hoop has taken the country by storm as her profile continues to grow with each passing winner. The crowd was there to see her on Saturday with racing's next generation showing just how far Kah's reach had grown.
— John Casey (@JohnCasey2880) July 10, 2021
"Wednesday was unbelievable to see that many people at Sandown. Today everyone and all the kids with signs, it’s very special," Kah said.
Usually a moment like this is best shared with family and loved ones however Kah didn't want to take any chances. She insisted her family stay home to ensure there was no "jinx" on her breaking the milestone.
“I told them not to come, I didn’t want them to jinx me," Kah said.
— Melbourne Racing Club (@MelbRacingClub) July 10, 2021
“I’m not the one for crowds and people cheering my name, it’s very foreign to me still."
Racing Victoria's chairman, Brian Kruger applauded the efforts of Kah and her record-breaking achievement.
"On behalf of Racing Victoria and the broader Victorian racing industry, I would like to congratulate Jamie on reaching this historic milestone of 100 metropolitan wins in a season at Caulfield today," Kruger said in a statement.
“We are truly blessed to have witnessed the feats of some incredible jockeys here in Victoria throughout history and for Jamie to tread where no other has is something that she should be incredibly proud of.
“The greatest part of Jamie’s achievement is the manner in which she has gone about it through hard work, dedication and a willingness to challenge herself to be the best she can be.
“Jamie is a humble champion and a wonderful ambassador for thoroughbred racing. She epitomises everything that is great about our sport – a love of the horse and an opportunity for all to compete on a level playing field.
“Jamie is inspiring the future stars of our sport, both through her incredible achievements in the saddle and the way she conducts herself. She is a wonderful role model for those embarking on a career in racing.
“We are privileged to be able to watch Jamie showcase her talents week in, week out here in Victoria and we look forward to following her career as she chases more success in the seasons to come.”