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On sale date 08/07/2019

The Kerrin McEvoy Sculpture Project Committee

The Streaky Bay Racing Club has established a sub committee to implement a statue in celebration and honour of hometown hero Kerrin McEvoy for his outstanding contribution to thoroughbred racing in Australia and internationally.

Members of the Committee became aware of the interest of the Streaky Bay community in recognising Kerrin’s achievements. Interested persons were invited to a meeting, where the group approached the Streaky Bay Racing Club to establish a sub committee that enabled the community to purse the erection of a lifesize bronze statue of Kerrin McEvoy hometown sporting hero.

The Committee is now seeking opportunities to raise the funds to celebrate his sporting achievements in the thoroughbred racing backed by members of the Streaky Bay Community. Geoff Hull local resident of Streaky Bay has taken on the role of President and is leading the community project, with the goal to raise $120,000.00 and he is hoping the local community and the racing industry gets behind it.

The bronze sculpture will be a lifesize replica of Kerrin with saddle and gear, and will be created by well renowned and talented bronze artist Ken Martin. Ken has been instrumental in creating the the Makybe Diva Statue in Port Lincoln and statues at the recently redeveloped Adelaide Oval.
Kerrin was born and raised in Streaky Bay and comes from a family with rich racing history, Phillip his father was a jockey, his grandfather was jockey and trainer, his uncle Tony is well regarded in the racing industry as an A class trainer. Kerrin from a young boy knew he wanted to be a jockey. His passion, drive and tenacity has driven him to become one of the best jockeys in the country, and an inspiration to young country jockeys.

Australia is a nation that honors our heroes in the form of statues, and in Streak Bay this is exactly what the community would like to do to honor our sporting local hero.
This sculpture will serve as a monument of pride within the town, recognition of Kerrin’s achievements and putting Streaky Bay and country racing on the map. The Committee is hoping that with community and racing connection donations the statue will give the community a sense of ownership. 

At 38 years of age he has won the highest accolades in his sport. Kerrin has won 67 Group 1 Wins, 3 Melbourne Cups (the biggest horse racing event in Australia), 2003 on Brew, 2016 on Alamadin and in 2018 on Cross Counter. In 2017 he won the first Everest Race on Redzel - the richest horse race in the country and backed it up the following year again on Redzel in 2018. In 2017 he was inducted into the South Australia Jockeys Hall of Fame.

The Committee wishes for the project to be successful that the community and racing fraternity support Kerrin’s achievements by assisting with the funding to establish the statue.

To make this project a reality click the link and donate today, all donations via this site are tax deductable
DONATE NOW https://asf.org.au/projects/streaky-bay-racing-club

For any further enquiries regarding the project please email us at kerrinmcevoysculptureproject@gmail.com 

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