Nathan Berry Medal

A host of Australia’s best jockeys as well as overseas riders will be at Royal Randwick this Saturday competing for the prestigious Nathan Berry Medal on Day 1 of The 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 8 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.

2017 NATHAN BERRY MEDAL
Jockey Total points
Hugh BOWMAN 10
Blake SHINN 9
Kerrin McEVOY 6
Mark ZAHRA 6
Tim CLARK 5
Zac PURTON 5
Corey BROWN 5
Damian LANE 5
Tommy BERRY 3
Josh PARR 2
Tye ANGLAND 2
Jason COLLETT 2
Robert THOMPSON 2
James DOYLE 2
Craig WILLIAMS 2
Jay FORD 1
Luke NOLEN 1
Christian REITH 1
Joao MOREIRA 1
Glen BOSS 1

Honour Roll

2017 - HUGH BOWMAN
2016 - HUGH BOWMAN
2015 - HUGH BOWMAN
2014 - TOMMY BERRY/JAMES McDONALD (tied)