25 year old Apprentice Tuan Nurwaki Ammar was given the approval by the Committee of Selangor Turf Club to ride races effective 1st January 2023.
T Nurwaki who is attached to Trainer Simon Dunderdale, comes from a family with strong background of horse riding. His father, Tuan Shamsudin owned horses and rode in pony races in the state of Kelantan. T Nurwaki started riding with his father at the age of 15 and he also looked after the welfare of the horses at this fathers yard.
Upon graduation from secondary school, T Nurwaki worked as a motorcycle mechanic and at the age of 20, he was introduced to Horse racing by family friends and he eventually moved to work with Trainer Simon Dunderdale and was provided with the opportunity to join the SLTC Apprentice School.
Upon completion of the SLTC Apprentice School training program and recording 42 trial rides, T Nurwaki gained the approval to ride in races.
Apprentice I FIKRI is set to have his first race ride at Selangor Turf Club on Saturday, New Year’s Day auspiciously coincides with the opening race day of the Malaysian racing season for 2022.
Apprenticed to trainer Lawson Moy, 24 year old Fikri, who hails from Kelantan, has qualified through the Selangor Turf Club Apprentice School by having 37 official trial rides for a number of trainers.
Head of the Apprentice School, L L Tai said that Fikri is a hardworking student who had applied himself diligently in all aspects of the School’s curriculum. To date, a total of 14 students from the School has graduated to race riding with Fikri being the latest addition.