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Johnston Porter second in Australian Jockeys Premiership

WA Jockey Clint Johnston Porter has finished runner up in the Australian Jockeys Premiership.

Johnston Porter ended the season with 184 winners with a strike rate of 19% just five wins behind the overall victor William Pike who relocated to NSW after being left unable to ride in WA due to COVID-19 mandates.

Johnston Porter also finished runner up in the WA metro jockey premiership posting 87 winners behind Chris Parnham who claimed the top honour punching out 108 winners in the year ending July 31.

Major victories for Johnston Porter included victory aboard Tena Koutou in the Albany Cup and the group two triumph on Massimo.

In a recent interview the 24-year-old believes he has taken an extra step in the past 12-18 months.

"I think it's all starting to come together a bit, I'm having a lot more success." Johnson Porter said.

"I big thing was Adam (Durrant) put me as his number one I think that made me make that transition and go okay this is it, I've got to step forward and show how good I am."

When asked how much a Jockey Premiership win would mean to him Johnston Porter was quick to place it into perspective.

"I'm just out here to improve myself as a rider if I could pick off a premiership well that would be great but it's hard because Chris is a brilliant rider and he get's a lot of good rides to so it makes it quite competitive."

IMAGE: Western Racepix


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