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Craig Newitt Back In The Melbourne Saddle
Meanwhile popular Australian hoop Craig Newitt has eschewed an opportunity to stay in Singapore where he had been riding for over 5 months in order to resume his career in Melbourne, starting today, reports the informant.co.nz. Known locally as Froggy, Newitt's Singapore sojourn has netted him 21 winners from 223 rides. According to the jockey, the decision to return full time to Australia was related to the finances of having a young family, and he has no regrets about the learning curve he experienced. Having ridden multiple Gr1 winner Lankan Rupee to victory in the Gr1 Lightning Stakes during a brief return earlier in the year, Newitt will not lack for opportunity back home. His first day back on the local scene at Flemington today includes five rides.