Riding High

Sydney Morning Herald profiles 20-year-old Kiwi, Michael Walker; “the best jockey to emerge from across the Tasman since Jim Cassidy and Shane Dye.” Since his 1999 debut, Walker has ridden more than 100 winners in each of his five NZ seasons. He has already chalked up over 50 wins in his first four months on Australian tracks. “I’ve set myself the goal of winning the premiership in Melbourne within four years,” says Walker. “That’s a major goal for me.”


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Travel Lockdown a Blessing for US Surfers

Travel Lockdown a Blessing for US Surfers

Back in March, photographer Ridge BenBen and surfer Joe Kisling, both from the US, travelled to the South Island for the Single Fin Mingle logging contest, an annual event that describes…