A chance conversation with a well-travelled New Zealander has led to top jumps jockey Steven Pateman getting a chance to make a splash in the United States.
Pateman will fly to New York on Monday to test himself against the best jumps riders in the US with rides at Saratoga next Wednesday and Thursday.
Kiwi jockey Craig Thornton secured the opportunity for Pateman through contacts gained during his successful stint in New York.
Pateman said the idea came up when he chatted to Thornton when the latter was in Australia recently to partner New Zealand hurdler Indikator.
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