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Saddles stolen from Vic jockey's home

AAP logoAAP 24/10/2016 Melissa Meehan

A Melbourne jockey's racing gear and saddles worth more than $5000 have been stolen in the middle of the Spring Racing Carnival.

Thieves broke into Jackie Beriman's Cranbourne East home while she was sleeping early on Monday, stealing her Lexus car from the garage.

Beriman said a suitcase full of her racing equipment, including saddles, was inside the car at the time.

"It is worth a lot of money to me and anybody in my industry," Beriman said on Tuesday.

"There are saddles in there that are worth $1300 each."

Detective Senior Constable Julia Doyle said the theft was particularly bad timing for the jockey and had made it difficult for Beriman to do her job.

"The equipment that was stolen is crucial to the victim and the work that she does," Det Sen Const Doyle said.

"The equipment might not mean much to anyone else but the victim is understandably upset about the impact this is going to have on her career."

Beriman has ridden more than 250 winners in her first four seasons as a jockey.

She was an apprentice to Jarrod McLean and spent some time with Gai Waterhouse.

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