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    ENJOYING his best season in the sulky, Ken Rogers reached another personal milestone at Globe Derby yesterday. Riding the crest of a wave, the... Personal milestone for star reinsman
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    ENJOYING his best season in the sulky, Ken Rogers reached another personal milestone at Globe Derby yesterday.

    Riding the crest of a wave, the star South Australian reinsman registered his maiden century when he scored with Ocean Nymph.

    Second across the finish – beaten a half-neck – after leading, Ocean Nymph was promoted to first on protest.

    “I’m rapt to reach my first century, although that’s not how I would like to get there,” Rogers said. “To get the win on protest is not ideal.

    “That said, the rules are there for a reason, and although the other horse lost the win, Ocean Nymph’s owners gained what was considered a fair result instead.

    “Getting a 100 wins in South Australia is something I’ve wanted to do since I started driving.”

    Sitting on top of the state’s driving premiership, Rogers has enjoyed several highs this term, including his first “bag of five” wins at a meeting on July 13.

    In doing so Rogers became the 14th driver to register a quintet in South Australia.

    The great Kevin Brook was the first to partner five winners at a meeting when he stole the show in Port Pirie on January 16, 1958.

    Last May Rogers also captured a well-overdue Southern Cross Final when he combined with the Emma Stewart-trained Ona Highway Tohell.

    Before the Group Two success Rogers had finished second in “some ridiculous amount” of Southern Cross Finals.

    “I reckon I have run about 16 seconds….some ridiculous amount,” Rogers said. “To finally get a Southern Cross win was definitely a highlight of my career.

    “To get a bag of five last week was pretty special too.”

    Last April Rogers also enjoyed a rare personal achievement by driving the first and last winners on the card.

    Those victories were end pegs of a quartet for the afternoon.

    “It was the first time I had managed to bookend a meeting, which is something I had wanted to do,” Rogers said.

    “I couldn’t be doing this without the support of so many trainers and owners, so a huge thanks goes out to them.”

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