Bester - Horse Jockey,Work Rider,Starting Gate Handler - Pretoria Rural, Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Lukas Bester

Pretoria Rural, Pretoria, GP, South Africa


Horse Jockey,Work Rider,Starting Gate Handler


Been a Jockey since 2001,travelled to many countries,spent Eight years in Dubai,Spent two years in Hong Kong,

Work History

Track Work Rider/Jockey

Dubai Racing Club

July 2002 - December 2009

I Was contracted as seasonal Track Work Rider and later Became full time Track Work Rider.I Was also allowed to take up my jockey license and enjoyed racing at all the racetracks in Dubai.I was also in a posision where i was able to fly to Qatar and race ride.

Expert work rider and starting gate handler

Hong Kong Jockey Club

My job was to tack up and exercise horses,as well as bandaging,and i also had to assist in getting the racehorses in the starting gates on racedays as well as school horses in afternoons for the gates.Also assisted when there were horse sales

Qualifications & Certifications

SUBJECTS PASSED: English, Afrikaans, Biology, Math’s, Accounting, Veterinary Science, Stable Management :

The Racing and Equestrian Academy

Hoërskool C.R. Swart

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