The 22-year-old Karis Teetan has been chosen to represent South Africa at the 2012 KRA Jockey Invitation Races in Seoul, South Korea on 11 and 12 August. Teetan will be up against six local Korean jockeys and five others representing Ireland, Japan, Macau, Singapore and Turkey.
The competition consists of four races run on two consecutive nights under lights on sand at the Seoul Race Park.
Last year South Africa was represented by Aldo Domeyer and Richard Fourie and Muzi Yeni before him.
Teetan has ridden more than 100 winners during the current season including three Grade 1 races, two on Jackson and the TBA Paddock Stakes aboard Thunder Dance, all for Brett Crawford.
Mauritian born but now resident in Cape Town, he was apprenticed to the South African Jockey Academy in 2004 and has now made South Africa his home.
Teetan was one of two youngsters selected from 102 Mauritian hopefuls to join the South African Jockey Academy. After initially finding it tough due to the language barrier, he has risen to prominence and has passed the 100 winners mark in every season since becoming a fully-fledged jockey. He completed his apprenticeship in 2009 with 147 winners under his belt and is fast approaching the 500 winners mark.