Stats / Jockeys / L. Hewitson

L. Hewitson

Type: Club Jockey

Nationality: South African

Background:
Age: 21. Lyle Hewitson's father Carl Hewitson is a former jockey. The young South African started out in the saddle playing Polocrosse, excelling at both a provincial and national level. At age 12 he set his sights on becoming a jockey and began riding work in Port Elizabeth during school holidays. Instead of heading directly to the South African Jockeys?Academy, Hewitson's parents were adamant he finish school first, which meant that he began his race-riding career in work riders?races outside of school hours. With an education under his belt, Hewitson joined the South African Jockeys?Academy in 2016 and landed his first win at his 10th ride, aboard Blizzard Belle at Fairview. The emerging talent finished runner-up in the apprentice championship that season with 73 wins. Hewitson secured the champion apprentice title in 2016/17 with 124 wins. He took the title again in 2017/18 with 184 wins and in doing so made history as the first apprentice to win the full South African Jockeys?premiership since Michael Roberts in 1972/73. Prior to his debut season in Hong Kong, Hewitson secured a second consecutive South African Jockeys?premiership, tallying an unrivalled 219 wins. His most successful day in the saddle came when he landed a Group 1 double at Scottsville on Saturday, 25 May, 2019 aboard Eden Roc in the Sun Gold Medallion and Celtic Sea in the SA Fillies Sprint. He has over 600 career wins to his name.

Achievements:
South Africa Champion Jockey (2017/18, 2018/19); South Africa Champion Apprentice (2016/17, 2017/18).

Notable Race Wins Include
Gauteng Summer Cup (2018 Tilbury Fort), Province Stakes (2018 Redberry Lane), Rising Sun Gold Challenge (2018 Undercover Agent), SA Fillies Sprint (2019 Celtic Sea), Sun Gold Medallion (2019 Eden Roc), Garden Province Stakes (2019 Celtic Sea).

Hong Kong Career Wins
Debut season.

General Performances
No of wins for season: 0
No of runs for season: 51
Win %: 0
No of wins for all weather: 0
No of 2nds for all weather: 0
No of 3rds for all weather: 0
All weather: 7
Total stakes: $821,165
Win stakes: $0
No of 2nds: 1
No of 3rds: 1
Percentage for season: 3.92
Profit/Loss: ($510)
Most Effective Distances
YearHappy ValleyShatin1000m-1200m1400m-1650m1800m-2000m2000m+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
200001701134001220002201070000
Performance
DistanceWin2nd3rdLostTotal RideWin%
Happy Valley1000000220
1200000770
1650000440
1800000440
2200000000
ShatinAll weather1200000440
1650000330
1800000000
Turf1200000000
1800000000
2200000000
1000000220
1200001670
140000011110
1600000440
1800010230
2000000000
2200000000
2400000000
Odds of Runners
Draw Year<44-1010-2020+
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20000000020001201137
Draw Statistic
Draw Year1-56-1011-14
1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal1st2nd3rdTotal
20011170002200012
Trainer Partnerships
Trainer1st2nd3rdLostTotal
A. S. Cruz00033
A. T. Millard00055
C. H. Yip00033
C. S. Shum00022
C. W. Chang00011
D. Ferraris0001313
D. Hall00033
F. C. Lor00011
John Size00011
K. L. Man00011
K. W. Lui00044
P. O'Sullivan01034
R. Gibson00033
Y. S. Tsui00167