-->

Luke Dittman looks into the future after Into The Red wins Healy Stakes

Deposit $100
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with

$200*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get

$75*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get

$250*

*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Into the Red’s win in Group 3 $175,000 W.J. Healy Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm last Saturday could not have been a better catalyst for promising young jockey Luke Dittman who will begin life as a senior rider in the new racing season which begins in August.

Apprentice Luke Dittman, above, will join the senior riding ranks in the new racing season. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Apprentice Luke Dittman, above, will join the senior riding ranks in the new racing season. Photo by Daniel Costello.

Dittman admits that the winners have been scarce over the last few weeks so he was more than delighted to ride a Group 3 winner for Eagle Farm trainer Kelso Wood over the Brisbane Winter Carnival.

“I’ve had a dry spell for about three weeks where I haven’t ridden a winner so it was nice to win a feature race,” Dittman said after the Healy Stakes win.

“That’s probably the biggest win of my career alongside the Ken Russell (on Royal Tithe).

Dittman’s other feature race win was on Royal Tithe for Sunshine Coast trainer John Zielke in the Group 3 $125,000 Jaguar XJ Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on May 7.

Dittman has ridden forty-one metropolitan winners so far this season and even though he can’t ride the lightweights, his 1.5kg allowance did come in handy for trainers with the highly weighted horses.

When Dittman does come out of his time at the end of July, he will lose his allowance and be on an equal footing with the rest of the senior riders.

This period always is a battle for apprentices who have to mix it with the senior riders on equal terms but Dittman feels he has shown effort to keep the winner’s coming.

“The next period of my career is going be difficult but I have some good support around me now so hopefully I can kick on,” Dittman said.

Several trainers have already shown their faith in Dittman by engaging him to ride their horses in non-claiming races and as well as Wood legging him up onto Into The Red in the non-claiming Healy Stakes, Eagle Farm trainer Lindsay Gough was also happy to engaged him on two year old Wake Up Victa in the Listed $100,000 Wintergarden Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm last Saturday, a race in which apprentices were unable to use their claim.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

71 Comments

  1. James Frazer Mann

    Good blog you have got here.. It’s difficult to find high
    quality writing like yours nowadays. I really appreciate people like you!

    Take care!!

  2. replacement keys

    These are really enormous ideas in about blogging. You have
    touched some nice points here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  3. benz infrared keys

    Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up fast! What web host are you
    using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?

    I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  4. repeat advertising podcast

    Hello there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this web site before but after going through some of the articles I
    realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely pleased I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it
    and checking back often!

  5. ask.brant.us

    What’s up to every , since I am in fact eager of reading this weblog’s post to be updated regularly.
    It contains fastidious data.

  6. Newton

    I every time used to read article in news
    papers but now as I am a user of internet thus from now I am using net for articles
    or reviews, thanks to web.

  7. http://sachthongtan.vn/

    Nice weblog here! Also your website so much up very fast!
    What web host are you the use of? Can I get
    your associate hyperlink on your host? I want my site loaded up as quickly
    as yours lol

  8. car computer holder

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting
    my own blog and was wondering what all is required to get set up?

    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% certain. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers

  9. cellular phone

    I’m really loving the theme/design of your web site.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues?
    A small number of my blog readers have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera.
    Do you have any tips to help fix this problem?

  10. James Frazer-Mann

    Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed!

    Extremely useful info particularly the last part
    :) I care for such info a lot. I was seeking this particular
    info for a very long time. Thank you and good luck.

  11. Darrin

    This is my first time pay a visit at here and i am actually happy to read everthing at single place.

  12. business card

    Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after looking at
    some of the articles I realized it’s new to me.
    Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I stumbled upon it and I’ll be bookmarking
    it and checking back regularly!

  13. loan providers

    This article presents clear idea for the new visitors of
    blogging, that really how to do blogging and site-building.

  14. code scanner

    Good response in return of this matter with real arguments and
    describing all on the topic of that.

  15. unique egypt travel

    It’s an awesome article for all the internet
    people; they will get advantage from it I am sure.

  16. podcasts format

    Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog site in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, superb
    blog!

  17. vehicle diagnostics

    There’s certainly a great deal to learn about this issue.
    I love all of the points you’ve made.

  18. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    What’s up, its fastidious paragraph regarding media print, we all be aware of media is a impressive
    source of facts.

  19. Lucie

    The other day, while I was at work, my cousin stole my iphone and
    tested to see if it can survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now destroyed and she has 83 views.
    I know this is totally off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  20. start up business loans

    It’s awesome to pay a quick visit this web page and reading the views of all mates about this piece
    of writing, while I am also eager of getting familiarity.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published.