Mike Moon
Horse racing correspondent
4 minute read
30 Nov 2019
7:19 am

Happy to be his dad’s lynchpin

Mike Moon

Mike de Kock now calls on the family to help out – or, more correctly, his son Mathew.

Mathew Moon. Picture: Michel Bega

Saddling up a fighting-fit, highly prepped racehorse is not for the faint-hearted. So, how do you deal with five of the beasts in a few minutes before a big race? That’s the job facing the De Kock stable on Saturday at Turffontein as it sends out a quarter of the 20-strong field in the Gauteng Chris Gerber Summer Cup. Mike de Kock’s solution is to call on the family to help out – or, more correctly, his son Mathew who, in just a few years, has become the stable’s lynchpin and a highly respected horseman in his own right. “I’ll...