LEADING female jockey Jamie Kah has opened up on her 'weird' and 'strange' changing room superstitions.
Jockeys usually have a valet to sort everything for them in the 30 minutes or so between races.
But Kah recently gave one the chop following a disagreement in how one of her items was prepared.
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Australian rider Kah – top of the Melbourne rankings – admits she is 'very particular' about how her cap, helmet and silks are handled.
What might seem a small thing to you and me is of huge importance to Kah, who admits her routine verges on that of the obsessive compulsive.
She said: "I'm very particular about little strange things.
"I like the way my hat cover goes on my helmet and I like the way my gear goes on top of my saddle when I weigh out, it's my little weird trait."
Asked why she gave one worker the boot, Kah said: "I didn't like the way she put my hat cover on.
"It gets quite busy between races, it's probably good, it keeps me occupied and I don't really sit and think about it [rides] too much.
"I'm not one to do a lot of form."
Kah, 25, has exploded onto Australia's racing scene in much the same way superstar Hollie Doyle has done in the UK.
The Melbourne-based rider sits atop the Victoria Jockey Premiership with 64 wins since August last year.
She has won just shy of £4million in that time.
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