Nash Rawiller Claims The Nathan Berry Medal

By Mark Brassel

A magnificent ride by Nash Rawiller paved the way for his first Nathan Berry Medal win during this afternoon’s Day 2 of The Star Championships at Royal Randwick.

Nash Rawiller [right] on the podium with Tommy Berry. Image by Mark Brassel

Rawiller claimed his first three points with the victory of Kinloch in the Polytrack Provincial-Midway Championships Final.

Five races later he sealed the Nathan Berry Medal with his amazing win on Think It Over in the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

“I watched Nathan Berry come through the ranks as a very talented young rider and we all felt great sadness when he passed away,” Rawiller said on accepting the award.

“This Medal means a great deal to me and all the other riders and it’s fantastic to receive it from Tommy [Berry] – it’s one I will treasure.

“I’d also like to thank all the owners and trainers that supported me with rides during The Championships.”

The Nathan Berry Medal is awarded to the most successful jockey over the 12 races of The Championships and pays tribute to the former top jockey who passed away in early April 2014.

Nathan was 23-years-of-age and had great success riding 351 winners with his biggest win aboard Unencumbered in the Magic Millions in January 2014.

The Nathan Berry Medal point score is determined on a 3-2-1 basis across the 10 Group races as well as the Finals of the Country and Provincial Championships.

The Medal is unique as it features his initials ‘NJB’ in the same font Nathan carried on his racing jodhpurs. The final 2022 Nathan Berry Medal count: -

10   Nash RAWILLER
7     Brenton AVDULLA
    James McDONALD
5     Tommy BERRY, Rachel KING, Kerrin McEVOY
4     Hugh BOWMAN, Damian LANE, Craig WILLIAMS
3     Damien OLIVER, Sam CLIPPERTON, John ALLEN, Nick HEYWOOD, Jamie KAH, William PIKE
1     Tim CLARK, Fred KERSLEY, Robbie DOLAN

Check out the full Nathan Berry Medal point score & further info at - 2022 Nathan Berry Medal