Nathan Berry Medal - 2021

A host of Australia’s best jockeys as well as overseas riders will converge on Royal Randwick on Saturday 10 April and Saturday 17 April to compete for the prestigious Nathan Berry Medal on Day 1 & Day 2 of the 2021 The Star Championships.
 
The Medal is named in honour of the former top jockey who passed away in April 2014 and is awarded to the most successful jockey over the 12 races of The Championships.
 
The point score is determined on a 3-2-1 basis* across the eagerly anticipated 10 Group races as well as the Finals of the Country and Provincial Championships, with the winner announced at the completion of Day 2 of The Championships (Saturday 17 April). *In the event of a tie, the winner is he/she who has ridden the most winners. If a similar number the Medal is then declared a tie.

Nathan Berry (pictured right) was 23yo and rode 351 winners during his career with his biggest win aboard Unencumbered in the Magic Millions in January 2014.

Nathan had also won Group Three races on Malavio (Tramway Stakes), Va Pensiero (Run to the Rose) and Unencumbered (McLachlan Stakes).

The Nathan Berry Medal is unique as it features his initials ‘NJB’ on the medal in the same font Nathan had on his racing jodhpurs, and is adorned by a dark & light blue ribbon – the colours he carried on Unencumbered.

Fittingly, Nathan’s twin brother Tommy tied for first in the inaugural 2014 Nathan Berry Medal with James McDonald.

Glen Boss won the Medal last year on a countback finishing equal with Kerrin McEvoy on 10 points.

However, Boss had ridden more winners with a treble on Day 2 aboard Away Game, Colette and Etah James. McEvoy had four placings with his only winner Gracie Belle in the Country Championships.

2021 NATHAN BERRY MEDAL
Jockey Total points
James McDONLAD 14
Kerrin McEVOY 11
Tommy BERRY 9
Tom MARQUAND 7
Hugh BOWMAN 5
Ron STEWART 3
Jamie KAH 3
John ALLEN 3
HONOUR ROLL
2021 - JAMES McDONALD
2020 - GLEN BOSS
2019 - HUGH BOWMAN
2018 - BLAKE SHINN
2017 - HUGH BOWMAN
2016 - HUGH BOWMAN
2015 - HUGH BOWMAN
2014 - TOMMY BERRY/JAMES McDONALD