Saimee Jumaat is one of the most successful jockeys to have graced the local turf. With more than 1,300 wins in 23 years of riding, the son of a former syce has carved out an illustrious career that includes eight Singapore champion jockey titles and several Group wins such as the Singapore Gold Cup, Singapore Derby, Raffles Cup, Lion City Cup, to name a few. The one victory that stands out has to be his historic win in the inaugural Singapore Airlines International Cup with Ouzo in 2000. No other local jockey or locally-trained horse has won that race until its discontinuation in 2016. Saimee stopped riding in 2012 and joined trainer Steven Burridge as stable supervisor in January 2015 before graduating to the position of assistant-trainer in March 2016. He officially began training on 1 July 2017.