Melbourne Cup Jockey List

Jockey2017 HorseCup Weight (kg)Cup Record
Damian LaneHartnell57.53:0-0-0
Frankie DettoriAlmandin56.516:0-2-0
Blake ShinnHumidor569:1-0-0
Olivier PeslierTiberian55.51:0-0-0
Hugh BowmanMarmelo557:0-0-0
Kerrin McEvoyRed Cardinal5501-01-2018 15:02
Ben MelhamJohannes Vermeer54.54:0-1-0
Michael WalkerBondi Beach54kg4:0-0-1
Zac PurtonMax Dynamite544:0-0-3
Glen BossVentura Storm5401-01-2018 15:03
Tommy BerryWho Shot Thebarman545:0-0-0
Stephen BasterJon Snow54.510:0-0-1
Brenton AvdullaBig Duke53.52:0-0-0
Jamie SpencerUS Army Ranger53.54:0-0-0
Cory ParishBoom Time531:0-0-0
Michael DeeGallante531:0-0-0
Dwayne DunnLibran5312:0-0-0
Glyn SchofieldNakeeta535:0-0-1
Kathy O’HaraSingle Gaze531:0-0-0
Craig WilliamsWall Of Fire5314:0-0-1
Joao MoreiraThomas Hobson524:0-1-0
Corey Brown – WINNER!Rekindling51.502-02-2018 14:02
Dean YendallAmelie’s Star513:0-0-0
Beau MertensCismontane501:0-0-0

Melbourne Cup Jockeys

Throughout the years there have been some amazing racers who have won the Melbourne Cup and there have been numerous more who have never had the delight of winning Australia’s most extravagant race.

In spite of the fact that the prize bundle for winning the Melbourne Cup is generous many racers see the triumph as the prize itself with more than 100,000 observers to welcome you as they advance back to the champs circle.

With an extensive field of conceivably 24 ponies the ride by each move winds up critical. Winning and losing can frequently come down to ride given by the move with many liked sprinters throughout the years finding no fortunes in the running and eventually costing them the race.

The Melbourne Cup draws in a large group of worldwide ponies as well as universal manoeuvres as well. Champion Frenchman Gérald Mossé is the best of the internationals with a win on 2010 Melbourne Cup victor Americain.

Michelle Payne

Michelle J. Payne (conceived 29 September 1985)[3] is an Australian jockey. She won the 2015 Melbourne Cup, riding Prince of Penzance, and was the main female manoeuvre to win the occasion. ‘Ride Like a Girl’ is additionally set to be discharged in films 2018 about her life and the principal lady to win the Melbourne Cup.

She won in her first race at Ballarat, on board Reigning—a steed prepared by her father.[8] In March 2004, Payne fell intensely at a race in Sandown Racecourse in Melbourne, breaking her skull and wounding her cerebrum. Because of her delayed recuperation period—including a further fall where she cracked her wrist—Payne was conceded a three-month augmentation to her apprenticeship to enable her an opportunity to ride out her claim.[9]

Payne won her first Group One race, the Toorak Handicap at Caulfield Racecourse on board Allez Wonder on 10 October 2009, and mentor Bart Cummings offered her the ride at the Caulfield Cup the next week. Payne was the third female maneuver to ride in the Caulfield Cup.[10] As a beginner in the 2009 Melbourne Cup, she rode Cummings’ Allez Wonder[11] with a riding weight of 50.5 kg. The steed was set sixteenth in the field of 23. In 2010 Payne rode Yosei to triumph in the Thousand Guineas at Caulfield.

Ryan Moore

Ryan Lee Moore (conceived 18 September 1983 in Brighton, East Sussex, England) is an English level hustling racer, who was Champion Jockey in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He is as of now the principal decision manoeuvre for Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle task, a job in which he chiefly rides ponies possessed by Coolmore Stud. He likewise now and again rides steeds for Juddmonte and The Queen.

Moore beginning riding at four, having exercises at his grandad’s and with the horse club. In any case, he didn’t appreciate cross-country and show-jumping, discovering it “somewhat agreeable” when he needed to do aggressive hustling instead. National Hunt move AP McCoy rode for Moore’s dad when in his adolescents and Moore, matured 12, drove him over obstacles as they educated horses. Moore was affected by his drive and dedication. “He needed to ride everything in the yard. His hard working attitude was immense,” he told an interviewer.

Moore rode victors for his grandad before the last passed on in 2000. “I was near him and won several races previously he kicked the bucket in 2000. I get a kick out of the chance to think it made him upbeat, that it brought him something toward the finish of his life. I’m happy he saw it. At 16, he weighed 8st 10lb, yet when he wound up champion disciple he needed to get down to 7st 13lb.

Damien Oliver

Damien Oliver (conceived 22 June 1972) is an Australian expert race move. Oliver originates from a hustling family; his dad Ray Oliver had a fruitful vocation until the point when his passing in a race fall amid the 1975 Kalgoorlie container in Western Australia.

Oliver’s riding profession began in 1988 and he finished his apprenticeship with Lindsey Rudland and Lee Freedman. His first win as a student was in March 1988 on Mr. Gudbud, at Bunbury, Western Australia and his first element race win was the AJC Warwick Stakes. Sadly he endured a progression of wounds incorporating a broken spine in 1996, maintained in a fall at Moonee Valley. He came back to riding after that back damage and rode the Japanese steed Pop Rock in the 2006 Melbourne Cup, which completed second to stablemate Delta Blues. In the 2007 Melbourne Cup, he put second to Efficient on English steed Purple Moon.

Bret Prebble

Brett Prebble (conceived 23 September 1977 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is a main Australian jockey, as of now based at the Hong Kong Jockey Club in Hong Kong.

He was a previous boss understudy in Melbourne before he moved to Hong Kong in 2002. His opposition with Douglas Whyte for the 2009– 10 Hong Kong Jockeys’ Championship was one of the nearest in Hong Kong dashing history, with Whyte winning 100– 99. His triumphant count of 78 in the 2010– 11 season acquires his general aggregate Hong Kong to 525. On 6 November 2012 Brett Prebble won Australia’s most renowned race, the Melbourne Cup, on the steed Green Moon, prepared by Robert Hickmott. In the 2012 Melbourne Cup, Prebble was chosen to ride Green Moon, possessed by Lloyd Williams and prepared by Robert Hickmott. He supplanted Damien Oliver, who was dropped from the ride subsequent to being blamed for wagering illegally. Green Moon proceeded to win the race by one length.

Christophe Lemaire

Christophe Patrice Lemaire is a French-conceived move. He takes his center name from his dad, who became well known in the realm of French impede dashing.

In 1999 he got the permit required for a French move, and started dashing. He has consistently developed a decent reputation, turning into the seventh driving racer in 2003, and winning the French Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris around the same time.

In 2002 he likewise started hustling in Japanese Central Racing races utilizing the fleeting permit framework, participating fundamentally at neighbourhood racecourses, for example, Chukyo Racecourse and Kokura Racecourse. He created great outcomes every year. In 2004, as a Grade I move, he came next in the Emperor’s Cup (Autumn) on Dance in the Mood and second in the Japan Cup on Cosmo Bulk, and in the 2005 Daiwa Major he came next in the Mile Championship, yet did not win a Jūshō design race in Central Racing.

In any case, in 2005, riding Heart’s Cry in the Arima Kinen, he drove the race, on a steed which until the point that at that point had dependably been substance to play make up for lost time, and pulled off the accomplishment of putting the primary scratch in the record of the year’s undefeated triple champ, Deep Impact. This was his first Jūshō design race win at Grade I, and in the meantime another record of four continuous wins of a similar race by a remote move, beating the record set by Olivier Peslier.

Gérald Mossé

Gérald Mossé (born 3 January 1967 in France) is a jockey in thoroughbred horse racing. He began riding professionally in April 1983 and his success during his apprenticeship under Patrick-Louis Biancone led to an offer to ride for renowned trainer François Boutin and his stable of horses belonging to Jean-Luc Lagardère. Mossé went on to become one of his country’s top jockeys, winning the 1990 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. In 1991, he rode Arazi to five straight wins in France then spent 1992 and part of 1993 racing in Hong Kong.

From 1993 to late 2001, Gérald Mossé was the principal rider for the horses belonging to the Aga Khan IV. He then returned to live and race in Hong Kong but continues to ride in major European and international races.

On November 2, 2010, Mossé became the first French jockey to win the Melbourne Cup on the US bred horse Americain.

He added 35 victories in 2010/2011, he is one of an elite group of jockeys to have ridden more than 500 winners in Hong Kong.[1] In 2013/14, Mossé ended the season with 24 wins for a HK career total of 603.

Blake Shinn

Blake Shinn (conceived 26 September 1987) is an Australian move, who rode the 2008 Melbourne Cup victor on Viewed for coach Bart Cummings.

Shinn experienced childhood in Kilmore, Victoria being destined to a group of saddlers.

He was the champ of the Racing Victoria Limited 2005 Scobie Breasley Medal.

On Melbourne Cup day 2010, Blake Shinn missed his ride in the glass on Precedence, after a fall in Race 3 at Flemington brought about him being taken to hospital. He was supplanted by James Winks.

On March 19 2016 Blake won the Golden Slipper at Rosehill race course in Sydney on Capitalist.

Michael Rodd

Michael Rodd (conceived 19 January 1982 in Manly, New South Wales) is an Australian jockey who is best known for riding Efficient to triumph in the 2007 Melbourne Cup.

Rodd has additionally been effective in the 2008 Cox Plate, riding Maldivian and in the 2006 Victoria Derby, again riding Efficient.

Corey Brown

Corey Brown (born 15 June 1976) is an Australian jockey who is best known for riding Shocking to victory in the 2009 Melbourne Cup.

Yasunari Iwata

Yasunari Iwata (conceived March 12, 1974; from Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture) is a Japanese move who rode the champ of the 2006 Melbourne Cup, Delta Blues. It was Iwata’s first race outside Japan.

He appeared in the Hyōgo Keiba, one of the hustling associations in National Association of Racing (NAR). He began riding on chosen occasions in Japan Racing Association (JRA) since 2002. In 2005, Iwata won the nineteenth World Super Jockey Series. In spite of he had not breezed through the composed test previously, he was permitted to move to JRA in the next year because of “Ankatsu’s Rule”.

He was granted JRA most winning-jockey in 2011 and 2012, in races won and cash earned.

Glen Boss

Glen Boss (conceived 21 August 1969 in Caboolture) is an Australian jockey, who is best known for riding Makybe Diva to triumph in three sequential Melbourne Cups – 2003, 2004 and 2005. He has likewise been effective in three Cox Plates, Makybe Diva in 2005, So You Think in 2009, and Ocean Park in 2012.

Kerrin McEvoy

Kerrin McEvoy (conceived 28 October 1980) is an Australian jockey who is best known for riding Brew to triumph in the 2000 Melbourne Cup. In Europe, McEvoy rode a few major champs for Godolphin incorporating Rule of Law in the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster in 2004 and Ibn Khaldun in the Racing Post Trophy, additionally at Doncaster in 2007. In 2016, McEvoy won his second Melbourne Cup, riding Almandin to triumph.

John Marshall

John Marshall (born in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian jockey who is best known for riding Rogan Josh to victory in the 1999 Melbourne Cup.

Chris Munce

 Chris Munce (conceived 17 May 1969) is a profoundly effective Thoroughbred steed hustling racer who was sentenced in Hong Kong on 1 March 2007 of taking fixes in return for dashing tips.

Initially a Queensland move, Munce shares stable maneuver obligations with Danny Beasley for Gai Waterhouse Racing. Amid his profession Chris Munce has won thirty-five Group One conditions races including Australia’s most renowned races, the Melbourne Cup and the Cox Plate. According to The Sydney Morning Herald daily paper, Munce was captured by the ICAC, an enemy of debasement police in July 2006 with $HK250,000 stuffed into his pants pockets alongside a sheet of paper containing documentations purportedly identifying with bets on horse races he had tipped. The charges against him identified with activities by Munce while he was hustling in Hong Kong which asserted he gave tips to neighborhood specialist Andy Lau (not the artist Andy Lau) between December 2005 and May 2006.

Condemned to thirty months in jail, legal counsellors for Chris Munce have expressed that their customer will claim the decision and apply for safeguard pending the aftereffects of an interest hearing.

On 1 September 2007, Munce came back to Australia to serve the rest of his sentence. The Hong Kong and Australian bureaucratic and New South Wales state governments decided that Munce be confined in least security jail in Sydney.

On 30 October 2008, Chris Munce strolled free from Silverwater Jail in the wake of serving two years for his association in Hong Kong hustling’s tips-for-wagers embarrassment.


Jim Cassidy


Jim Cassidy (conceived 21 January 1963) is a resigned New Zealand jockey who has been accepted in both the Australian Racing Hall of Fame and the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. Cassidy rode Kiwi from last into the straight to win the 1983 Melbourne Cup. He won his second Melbourne Cup in 1997 on board Might and Power whom he likewise rode to triumph in the next year’s Cox Plate.

Cassidy has won the Australian Derby three times; in 1990, 1993 and in 2009.

Cassidy is the third move to win 100 gathering one races. Cassidy’s 100th win was on board Zoustar in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday 2 November 2013.

Jim Cassidy discharged his life account entitled Pumper through Macmillan Books in October 2016.

Darren Beadman


Darren Beadman (conceived 17 November 1965) is an Australian hero move. In 2007 at age 41 he was the most youthful jockey ever to be accepted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame, being the first to do as such while still dynamic.

In 2014 it was declared that Beadman had taken up a situation as a collaborator mentor with the Darley Racing association under head coach John O’Shea.

In May 2017, Beadman turned into the interval set out mentor toward the Australian Godolphin stable after the acquiescence of John O’Shea.

Amid his opportunity as set out mentor toward the Australian Godolphin stable, Beadman had 233 sprinters, for 36 winners.[5] This incorporated the victor of the 2017 Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap with multi year old foal ‘Approaching’.

Beadman held this situation for two months until the point that James Cummings was designated head mentor. Beadman stays as a partner mentor to Cummings in the Godolphin stable.

Wayne Harris

Wayne Harris (conceived c. 1948) is a resigned Canadian move in Thoroughbred pony hustling who contended in Canada and the United States and who is best known for winning Canada’s most renowned race, the 1968 Queen’s Plate.

A best jockey at Woodbine Racetrack and Greenwood Raceway in Toronto, in 1967 Harris migrated to race at tracks in California. At age twenty, he came back to Woodine for the 1968 running of the Queen’s Plate where he rode Merger for Western Canadian businesspeople, Max Bell and Frank McMahon.

Harris won various Graded stakes races in the United States and outstandingly rode William H. Perry’s U.S. Hustling Hall of Fame filly Gamely to triumph in the 1968 Vanity Handicap and the 1969 Santa Monica Handicap.

Michael Kinane

Michael J. Kinane (conceived 22 June 1959, Killenaule, County Tipperary) is an Irish previous level dashing racer. He had a 34-year profession, resigning on 8 December 2009.

A productive champ of the Irish, English and French Classic races more than two decades, Kinane has ridden victors in the 2,000 Guineas four times, The Derby three times, the Melbourne Cup in Australia and, in the United States, the Belmont Stakes once. Kinane additionally has four wins in Breeders’ Cup races. He has been Irish Champion Jockey on 13 occasions. He originally came to noticeable quality as the steady jockey to Dermot Weld and later was held by John Magnier and Aidan O’Brien as steady move at Ballydoyle for a long time. He was later with driving Irish level coach John Oxx. He wound up one of the world’s tip top jockeys and exceeded expectations on the enormous events at Longchamp and Epsom, and was viewed as one of the main experts of his sport.[citation needed]

He resigned toward the finish of 2009, a season which was featured by his relationship with Sea The Stars. He reproduced the 2007 Epsom Derby victor Authorized.

Greg Hall

Greg Hall, nicknamed “The G”, is a resigned Australian jockey who is best known for riding Subzero to triumph in the 1992 Melbourne Cup. His child, Nicholas Hall, is additionally an effective jockey. Greg won a Melbourne Cup, a Cox Plate, two Golden Slippers and two Victoria Derbies riding for any semblance of Lloyd Williams, Sheik Mohammed and Kerry Packer to give some examples. Greg rode an astonishing 49 Group 1 champs in his vocation.

Steven King


Steven R. King (born 1968 or 1969 in Victoria) is a former Australian jockey who is best known for riding Let’s Elope to victory in the 1991 Melbourne Cup.

King retired in 2016 having ridden 54 Group 1 winners.

Shane Dye

Raymond Shane Dye (conceived 26 September 1966 (age 51), in the township of Matamata New Zealand) is a move. He was a disciple jockey in New Zealand, before moving to Australia in the late-1980s.

Color rode in Mauritius following eight years in Hong Kong.

Color has not ridden in focused hustling since 2013 and has said he won’t come back to dashing. On 9 March 2014 he was drafted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.


Tony Allan

Tony Allan (born in Pukekohe, Auckland Region) is a New Zealand jockey who is best known for riding Empire Rose to victory in the 1988 Melbourne Cup.

In 2003, Allan admitted to using methamphetamine during his career.

Larry Olsen

Larry Olsen (conceived 1948 in Nudgee Beach, Queensland) is an Australian resigned move and previous columnist for Sky News Australia who is best known for riding Kensei to triumph in the 1987 Melbourne Cup.

In 2007, Olsen was accepted into the Queensland Racing Hall of Fame.

Olsen wedded Townsville-conceived Maureen in the mid-1970s, and stayed together until the point that her passing caused by disease, matured 61, on 1 November 2011 at a Gold Coast clinic, precisely 24 years after Olsen’s Melbourne Cup triumph. She was made due by her three youngsters with Olsen, and five grandkids.

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke is a retired Australian jockey who is best known for riding At Talaq to victory in the 1986 Melbourne Cup.

Pat Hyland


Pat Hyland (born in Victoria) is an Australian retired jockey and current horse trainer who is best known for riding What A Nuisance to victory in the 1985 Melbourne Cup. His son, Chris Hyland, is also a successful horse trainer.

Peter Cook

Peter John Cook (conceived 15 December 1950) in Sydney, Australia is a resigned Australian move.

A portion of his accomplishments incorporate winning the 1981 and 1984 Melbourne Cups (Just A Dash and Black Knight), the 1976 and 1982 Cox Plates (Surround and Kingston Town), the 1979 Doncaster Handicap (Belmura Lad) and the 1988 Oakleigh Plate (Snippets).

In 1991 he endured changeless heart harm following an episode while utilizing a sauna in the racers’ room at Canberra racecourse.

He formally resigned from riding in 1994[3] and had a short stretch as a mentor.

Peter Cook is regularly contrasted with his dad, champion move Billy Cook.


Mick Dittman

Leonard Ross “Mick” Dittman (conceived 2 July 1952 in Rockhampton Queensland) is a resigned Australian Racing Hall of Fame move.

Nicknamed “The Enforcer” because of his solid utilization of the whip, he was famous for his life and quality in a tight finish. He rose to wind up extraordinary compared to other jockey in the nation.

A portion of the accomplishments amid his vocation included winning the Melbourne Cup (Gurner’s Lane), three Golden Slippers (Full On Aces, Bounding Away and Bint Marscay), two Cox Plates (Red Anchor and Strawberry Road) and a Caulfield Cup (Sydeston).

Amid a vocation traversing over thirty years in the seat it is evaluated he has won in excess of 1,700 races (which included 88 Group 1 races) and through his association with coach Tommy Smith additionally won three Sydney Jockey Premierships.

Mick Dittman was accepted in the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2002.

John Letts

John Richard “Johnny” Letts (conceived 1943 in South Australia) is a previous Australian move whose profession crossed very nearly 30 years, resigning from race riding in 1988.

Letts started riding as a disciple in 1959, matured 16 years of age and in the end rode more than 2,300 champs.

He was deified by winning the Melbourne Cup twice on Piping Lane in 1972 and Beldale Ball in 1980.

Aside from his Melbourne Cup triumphs he rode a large group of enormous race victors including three SAJC Adelaide Cups on Rain Lover (1968), Grand Sale (1976) and Amarant (1983). He additionally had accomplishment in the 1977 AJC Epsom Handicap on Raffindale, the 1975 Victoria Derby on Galena Boy and the 1980 VRC Australian Cup on Ming Dynasty.

As of late, Letts has been noticeable as a mounted questioner for 7 Sport’s TV inclusion of real races in Australia, including the Melbourne Cup. Riding on the course on board his best mate Banjo, quickly after a race completes, he utilizes a hand-held receiver to do live meetings with the triumphant move close to the complete of the race. Visual inclusion is from trackside cameras.

In Adelaide John Letts had the reputational moniker “The Punters Pal”.

In late 2014 Letts was given the all unmistakable after a fight with growth.

In April 2015, Letts lost his closest companion Banjo, who passed on from colic matured 25. In March 2016 the Galaxy Stakes on Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill was renamed The Banjo Galaxy Stakes to pay tribute to Letts’ old mate on the track.


Harry White

Harry White (conceived 1944) is a resigned Australian jockey. He was one of the nation’s driving racers, particularly in the 1970s. He as a rule rode for the “mugs lord” Bart Cummings. He rode the champs of four Melbourne Cups on Think Big (twice) and Hyperno for Cummings and furthermore on Arwon for George Hanlon.

White was famous for his judgment in long separation occasions and for dozing in the racers’ room before riding in a race, regardless of how essential it was. His record in run races incorporate wins in three Newmarket Handicaps, three Oakleigh Plates and three Futurity Stakes.

White resigned in 1995 and lives with his better half Lauris, and three youngsters Karen, Dean and Brent on a 200-hectare hamburger cultivate close Gisborne in Victoria.

Robert J. Skelton

William David “Bill” Skelton MBE (4 September 1931 – 25 November 2016) was a best move in New Zealand Thoroughbred pony hustling who contended from the 1940s for four decades. He likewise rode in Australia, South Africa, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.Skelton began as a student jockey matured 13, and rode his first champ (a dead warmth) matured 15 at Wingatui. He was the main disciple in New Zealand for four successive years, and champion jockey seven times, and was outside the best four of the prevalence somewhere in the range of 1947 and 1979 just four times. He rode a record 124 champs in the 1967– 68 season, and in May 1980 turned into the primary New Zealand move to ride 2000 victors; he completed with 2179. He remains the best maneuver of the twentieth century in New Zealand with those figures. As indicated by Skelton, the best steed he rode was Daryl’s Joy, champion New Zealand two-year-old in 1968, champion three-year-old in Australia in 1969, and later effective in the United States. Skelton won both the W.S. Cox Plate and the Victoria Derby on Daryl’s Joy in Australia. The huge two-mile triumphs in New Zealand incorporated the Auckland Cup on Lucky Son, which he likewise prepared; his dad in-law Fred Pratt’s horse Foglia D’Oro in the New Zealand Cup; and Loofah and Noir Filou in the Wellington Cup.

Frank Reys

Frank Reys (c.1931– 1984) was the first, and to date, just Australian Aboriginal move to win the lofty Melbourne Cup when, in 1973, he rode to triumph on Gala Supreme.

Reys’ vocation started in Northern Queensland. He hustled in North Queensland, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne and Victoria and won his first ride in 1948 as a 16-year-old. In his vocation as a move he had 1,330 winning rides, made more great by the way that there was just a single metropolitan and one provincial race meeting for each week contrasted with today where one can race day, consistently. His 1973 Melbourne Cup win was his last. In winning his last race at 45 years old in 1976, he bookended his vocation with champs.

  1. Bruce Marsh

Bruce has had a stellar universal preparing profession of more than 30 years, preparing Group 1 victors in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore, making him a genuine ace of his exchange.

Bruce began his vocation as a main New Zealand move and rode the Melbourne Cup champ, SILVER KNIGHT to triumph right off the bat in his profession in 1971.

On resigning from the seat and taking up preparing, Bruce rose to the highest point of his calling through getting ready Group 1 victors, for example, HAIL (New Zealand Derby, Zabeel Classic and Sandown Classic), RUSSIAN PEARL (Bayer Classic) different Group champ in Australia and New Zealand, CHEIRON and Magic Millions 2yo victor PLAY ON. Bruce voyaged a great deal of steeds from New Zealand, having specific accomplishment in Melbourne and Brisbane.

Bruce migrated to Singapore in 2005 and has stamped his check as awesome conditioner of ponies in the nation with Derby wins from HELLO AND GOODBYE and RACE AHEAD. In the 2011 season he prepared Triple Crown victor GINGERBREAD MAN and the energizing best in class RED BEARD.

Midge Didham

Ernest John “Midge” Didham (conceived 1945 in Mosgiel, New Zealand) is a resigned move.

A portion of the accomplishments amid his vocation included winning the 1970 Melbourne Cup (Baghdad Note), two Caulfield Cups (Ming Dynasty and Silver Bounty), one Oakleigh Plate (Merger) and a Moonee Valley Gold Cup (Tai Salute).

He resigned from riding in 1985 and has been a mentor from that point forward.

Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is recalled basically to win the Melbourne Cup on Gatum and twice on Rain Lover.[1] He was likewise noted for his bizarre riding style of for all intents and purposes holding up. He additionally rode in an unusual, jerky manner. Jim Johnson is one of only a handful couple of extraordinary racers to win the Melbourne glass three times.

Notwithstanding his unconventional style, Johnson was regularly incomparable in tight gets done with, being one of the most grounded whip riders of his opportunity.

Jim lived quite a bit of his life in Adelaide however after the demise of his late accomplice Patricia Delores Mary Prendagas Jimmy came back to Melbourne to be near his family. Jim has been regarded since his retirement as a move with riding a tribute lap on board Might and Power around the Flemington course toward the start of the Melbourne container.

Jim was accepted to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in August 2009.

Roy Higgins

Roy Henry Higgins MBE (5 June 1938 – 8 March 2014) was an Australian jockey who rode from the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. His ability in the seat was to later gain him the moniker “The Professor”.

In spite of a consistent fight with his weight, Higgins won relatively every real race on the Australian calendar. He rode an aggregate of 2312 champs amid his profession and won the Melbourne Jockeys’ Premiership a record-equalling 11 times. His first prevalence win was in the 1964/65 hustling season.

Higgins won the Melbourne Cup twice, on Light Fingers in 1965 and Red Handed in 1967, both for mentor Bart Cummings, one Caulfield Cup, two WS Cox Plate, five VRC Oaks, four Victoria Derbys, the Blue Diamond Stakes and the AJC Oaks six times. He additionally won two Sydney Cups and two Golden Slipper Stakes. Some of the steeds he was related with were Gunsynd, Leilani, Storm Queen, Sir Dane and Big Philou.

Higgins’ last race ride was at Flemington in October 1983, after which he pronounced his desire was “to be a little fat man”. He kept on being utilized in the dashing business as an observer on TV and radio, especially on Melbourne radio. He likewise addressed in the move preparing program at the Northern Lodge Training Center of the Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.

Higgins was enlisted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1987.

John Miller

John (“J. J.”) Miller (conceived 28 April 1933 in Fremantle, Western Australia) is a previous hero move and pony mentor. Mill operator rode in excess of 2200 champs in a vocation which began with his first win after only six races in 1947. He rode his last race in 1988 and after that went ahead to an effective vocation as a coach. He rode champs in every single Australian state and getting a charge out of abroad achievement in England, Mauritius, Ireland and Singapore.

Mill operator was regularly questionable amid his vocation, every now and again being in debate with dashing stewards and frequently being restricted from hustling for expanded periods as a result. In the mid-1960s he moved to South Australia from where he rode for driving mentors in Colin Hayes and Bart Cummings.

Mill operator rode in the 1965 Melbourne Cup, coming next in a near tie. His most noteworthy ride was in the accompanying season be that as it may, when he won the 1966 Melbourne Cup on Gallilee, finishing a “twofold” in the wake of winning the Caulfield Cup just previously. The following year he rode Gallilee again to win the 1967 Sydney Cup turning into the main move (and Gallilee being the main pony) to have at any point won the “triple”.

He rode champs in six Australian Derbys, and coming back to Western Australia, two Perth Cups and a Railway Stakes. In the 1987 Perth Cup, his Laurie Connell claimed mount Rocket Racer won the race by nine lengths in disputable circumstances.

Les Coles

Coles discovered acclaim as the rider of Even Stevens, a softly hustled and delicately weighted five-year-old whose supporters took the bagmen for an expected £2 million in duplicates bets when he rushed in the Caulfield and Melbourne Cups.

In the wake of streeting his opponents by four-lengths in the Caulfield Cup, Even Stevens rehashed the measurements over the well-known Flemington two miles, giving Coles an easy chair ride to win by a similar edge.

At the point when talked with post-race, Coles expressed that at no time in the race’s sum did he figure he would not win effectively.

“Beam Selkrig, who had won the Melbourne Cup the earlier year, was the best man at my wedding,” Coles disclosed to The Age in retirement.

“In the running of the race, just before the corner, I gave him a little call. He was dropping back on Lord Fury and he made the hole somewhat greater and I experienced within.

“Furthermore, when I pulled up, Ray stated, ‘Take your cap off, take your cap off’. You can’t wear your cap back when you’ve won the Melbourne Cup!

“It was heavenly, ridiculous wonderful.”

An Australian, Coles for a long time carried out his specialty in New Zealand before his Melbourne Cup leap forward. Five years riding in Singapore likewise took after.

Coles’ last victor was on board the fittingly-named Kiwi Can in the 1976 Sandown Cup.

Ray Selkrig

Floated by the ups, the downs and the hauls – including a marvel – of being a jockey, Ray Selkrig stays euphoric.

The 84-year-old has a Melbourne Cup, in which he utilized uncanny judgment of pace on Lord Fury in 1961, amazingly and in addition four AJC Derbies, and a Sydney racers’ premiership. However, his most noteworthy triumph was in a direct Kembla Grange race on a sprinter, Hot Chestnut.

”He was one of those steeds who watched shadows on the ground,” Selkrig reviewed a week ago.

”As we were close to the post he seen this dark coloured fix and propped. He just tossed me straight out of the seat. He continued onward, I clutched the mane and rein and my feet hit the ground.

”Being hauled I investigated my shoulder and wouldn’t give up until the point when I passed the triumphant post.”

Complaints were held up and punters, myself notwithstanding, who upheld the sprinter up, prepared by Jack Denham, were certain of being granted the race, in spite of Selkrig’s boldness and responsibility, later affirmed as he had split his pelvis in three spots.



Pat Glennon

Pat Glennon (23 August 1927 – 14 February 2004) was an Australian move brought up in the Ascot Vale zone in Melbourne, not a long way from the Flemington Racecourse. Glennon rode his first victor, a steed named Alares, prepared by his dad, at a shrub followed, Bacchus Marsh at 13 years old.

Glennon at that point moved to South Australia, where he rode with extraordinary achievement, rapidly getting to be one of the main students in Adelaide. Connecting with Jim Cummings’ group (the dad of the colossal Bart), he proceeded to pilot Comic Court to triumph in the 1950 Melbourne Cup. He’d later proceed to win another Cup in 1959 with the Richard W. Roden prepared Macdougal.

Needing to adorn his officially strong vocation, Glennon traveled to another country looking for assist openings. Settling in Ireland, where he ventured into shoes of Garnet Bougoure as Vincent O’Briens number one circle. He before long bloomed into a fearsome rider, winning the move’s title. While in Ireland, he dealt with the French mentor Etienne Pollet and acknowledged an agreement to carry out his specialty in France. It’s here that he and Sea-Bird met up. He and the child of Dan Cupid would clear through the 1965 level season winning all before them, finishing in triumphs in both The Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Ocean Bird would end his hustling days as the most noteworthy evaluated level steed ever.

Applaud Glennon would turn into the main Australian move to taste accomplishment in the Epsom Derby, Melbourne Cup and the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe. He passed on 14 February 2004 at 76 years old.

Mel Schumacher

Mel Schumacher is definitely not another name in Australia, he was one of most well-known jockey’s all things considered.

Individuals of Australia have dependably been enamored with Mel Schumacher the jockey.

Mel Schumacher was a star disciple in the 1950s who proceeded to win various Group races in his long profession, amid which he likewise had a considerable amount of good and bad times.

He had been precluded for life from 1962 in the wake of being engaged with a leg-pull occurrence in the 1961 AJC derby at Randwick. He got the leg of adversary move Tommy Hill for 50 yards in a scramble towards the end goal.

The camera demonstrated Hill’s case and Schumacher confronted an existence boycott, which was later decreased to 5 years. This was the first occasion when that watch film innovation was utilized, making him the most scandalous casualty of this new innovation. This influenced Schumacher’s profession altogether and moderated the pace of his rising vocation.

Noel L. McGrowdie

McGrowdie was conceived at Breakfast Creek in Brisbane, Queensland. His dad, Charles Christopher McGrowdie, was a move turned-racehorse coach. He completed the process of tutoring at St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ College, Toowoomba.

McGrowdie won the Doomben Cup (1943), Brisbane Cup (1947 and 1950) and Stradbroke Handicap (1952) in Brisbane. In the wake of moving to Sydney in 1943, he won the Epsom Handicap (1943), Metropolitan (1944, 1945 and 1957), Sydney Cup (1951, 1952 and 1958) and Doncaster Handicap (1955 and 1958). In Melbourne, he won the Oakleigh Plate (1948, 1954 and 1956), Newmarket Handicap (1954) and most eminently the Melbourne Cub (1957).

In 1960, McGrowdie left Australia on a riding contract in Malaysia. That same year, he won the Singapore Gold Cup.

McGrowdie kicked the bucket in a street mishap on 9 September 1961 in Parit Buntar, Perak, Malaysia. He was 40. He was made due by his better half, child and little girl and was covered in Randwick Cemetery, Sydney.

George Podmore

George Podmore (1925−10 July 2005) was an Australian move who was best known for riding Evening Peal to triumph in the 1956 Melbourne Cup. His vocation spread over for four decades.

Podmore was conceived in 1925 in Sydney, New South Wales.

Podmore kicked the bucket following a long sickness on 10 July 2005, matured 79, at a doctor’s facility on the Gold Coast in Queensland. He was survived his better half of 55 years, Margaret, three youngsters and four grandkids.

Neville Sellwood

Neville Francis “Clever” Sellwood (2 December 1922 − 7 November 1962) was an Australian move who was known for, among different triumphs, riding Delta and Toparoa to triumph in the 1951 and 1955 Melbourne Cup races, separately. He likewise rode Larkspur to triumph in the 1962 Epsom Derby. The Neville Sellwood Stakes, facilitated by the Australian Turf Club, was named to pay tribute to him.

Sellwood was conceived on 2 December 1922 in Hamilton, an internal suburb of Brisbane, Queensland.

Sellwood passed on after the steed he was riding slipped and fell on the track of the Maisons-Laffitte Racecourse on 7 November 1962, matured 39, in Maisons-Laffitte, France.

In 2002, Sellwood was accepted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

Jack Purtell

Purtell, known as ‘Noble man Jack’, rode his first race in 1936 at 15 years old. He was a disciple maneuver to Ted Temby at his Mordialloc, Victoria stables. He won his first race on Bonus at Mentone, Victoria in April 1937. Purtell rode in excess of 1700 champs including three Melbourne Cups. He was suspended just once. The best pony he rode was Comic Court to 19 wins despite the fact that he selected not to ride it in the 1950 Melbourne Cup. He won seven Melbourne Jockey Premierships – 1946/47, 1948/49, 1949/50, 1950/51, 1954/55, 1960/61 and 1961/62. In January 1953, he endured extreme head wounds in a race fall at Caulfield Racecourse.

Purtell rode Fighting Force when it triple dead-warmed with both Pandie Sun and Ark Royal in the 1956 Hotham Handicap, an uncommon occasion in racing.

He resigned in 1966 at 45 years old and he turned into a Stipendiary Steward at the Victorian Racing Club until March 1981.

Purtell wedded in 1949 to Norma Giles and seven thousand individuals swung up to the congregation in Clifton Hill, Victoria. He kicked the bucket on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland on 8 March 2017, matured 96. Purtell and his better half had two youngsters, Garry and Mark.

He was enlisted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2004. A model of Purtell by John Frith is held by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

Bill Williamson

Bill Williamson conceived William James Williamson (19 December 1922 – 28 January 1979) was an Australian move who delighted in extensive achievement in Australia amid the 1950s and in Europe amid the 1960s. He was conceived in Williamstown Melbourne and named after his dad William James Williamson, a mechanic, and his significant other Euphemia Agnes. Williamson went to Europe in 1960 with spouse Zelma and his two children, putting in two years in Ireland with Seamus McGrath, for whom he won a few Irish works of art. Having moved to England in 1962, Williamson won the Ascot Gold Cup, French Gold Cup and the Arc de Triomphe on Levmoss in 1969, a significant accomplishment around the same time considering the reality the pony was beautifully winning long separation races more than 2.5– 3 miles, returning to a mile and half against the cream of the harvest of Europe to win Arc de Triomphe. Not exclusively did he win this mile and half super great, at chances of 50-1, he did it in record time (a wonderful accomplishment). Williamson said to the co-essayist, “who did you back? I wager you upheld Lester (Piggett) on Parktop” who ran second – the disappointed co-author conceded he had.

He likewise won the Champions Stakes on the Irish prepared Arctic Storm, and the Doncaster Cup on the Paddy Prendergast prepared Canterbury.

Ray Neville

Ray Neville, the jockey who rode “Rimfire”, won the Melbourne Cup in 1948. Ray was the youngest jockey to have ever won that event.

Darby Munro

David Hugh “Darby” “the Demon” “Dark coloured Bomber” Munro (5 March 1913 – 3 April 1966) was likewise conceived in Caulfield. He was taught at Marist Brothers’ College, Randwick, and served his apprenticeship as a jockey with his sibling John. By another record, Munro was conceived on 23 March 1913 in Melbourne however experienced childhood in Sydney, and was “found” by unmistakable Randwick mentor Jeremiah “Jerome” Carey (c. 1867 – 6 February 1952), and in 1925 or 1926 taken to Melbourne where he increased some experience riding Carey’s pony Bicolor. This same article states that Darby got his move’s ticket as his dad’s understudy, however his first race was on Carey’s Karuma in a Tattersall’s Two-year-old Handicap on 21 May 1927, and was beaten by a steed named Rosso.  Munro became a force to be reckoned with in May 1927 when he won the Prospect Handicap on Release, beating his acclaimed sibling Jim on Quixotic. Later that same day he won the May Handicap on Spring Days. His administrations were soon sought after by such well known mentors as Jackson “Jack” Holt “the Wizard of Mordialloc” (c. 1880– 1951), Bailey Payten (c. 1896 – 9 September 1948), and Peter Riddle (c. 1885 – 29 June 1947).

Billy Cook

William Henry ‘Billy’ Cook (12 January 1910 – 29 January 1985) was a popular Australian jockey.

Billy earned the epithet “Last-Race Cookie” following his riding of the victor in the last race 13 Saturdays in progression in Sydney. He was otherwise called “The Champ”, because of his stunning riding abilities.

He won six Sydney racers’ premierships amid a recognized vocation riding in Australia and abroad.

A portion of the accomplishments amid his profession included winning the 1941 and 1945 Melbourne Cups (Skipton and Rainbird), the 1930 Caulfield Cup (Amounis), the 1953 Sydney Cup (Carioca), and the 1954 CB Fisher Plate (Rising Fast).

Maybe his most acclaimed triumph was overcoming Phar Lap on Mollison in the 1929 Chelmsford Stakes.

He authoritatively resigned from riding in 1959. His child Peter was additionally a fruitful move.

Cook was after death accepted in the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2002.

Vic Hartney

Dark Felt won his race in 3:23:25 while conveying racer Vic Hartney. Being prepared by Ray Webster, and he was claimed by J. A. Cain leaving with rewards totalling 7,700 pounds.

  1. McCloud


Harry McCloud is a living legend.

At 91 years old, McCloud is the most seasoned living racer to win a Melbourne Cup after Colonus delighted on an entanglement track to tear away to a seven length prevail upon Phocion with another five lengths back to Heart’s Desire in the 1942 Cup.

He was at the ready age of 18 years, after his family had moved to Victoria from South Africa.

McCloud still debate the judges failed to understand the situation and the edge was more nine like lengths, which the photograph of the Cup win tends to help.

Because of World War II, the Cup was held not on its conventional “First Tuesday” but rather on Saturday November 28.

McCloud completed second on Peter, who was supported from $67 into $12, to $4 most loved Sirius in the 1944 Melbourne Cup, subsequent to supplanting racer Ossie Phillips who rode the pony at his past three begins.

McCloud’s child Steve said his dad was reserved to ride Sirius in the Cup.

“Dwindle really got broke over the head twice by another rider’s whip intentionally to end his rushed to the line,” Steve said.

McCloud said he rode in eight continuous Melbourne Cups.

Actually he was referred to in his prime as “Glasses McCloud”, winning the 1955 Perth Cup on Yabaroo and four progressive Gold Cups in Singapore.

McCloud rode against the doyens of the pigskin, for example, Darby Monro, Jack Purtell, Billy Cook Tiger Moore and Frank Treen to give some examples.

He came to Perth with his new spouse Dawn in 1947 persuaded via mentor Vic Egan, who guaranteed him a ride in the Railway Stakes and Perth Cup.

Teddy Preston

Super horse Rivette was second past the post, however regardless she finished the Caulfield and Melbourne Cup twofold of every 1939 in light of the fact that Ortelle’s Star lost her rider amid the Melbourne Cup yet continued dashing at any rate to “win” the race.

It is the most strange complete to a Cup.

“I didn’t understand that the steed, when it extended up close by me a large portion of a furlong from the past, was without a rider,” said Rivette’s move, Teddy Preston.

“It was not until the point that the steed really passed me that I saw it didn’t have a move, and I knew I had the race won.”

Ortelle’s Star lost her jockey, Frank de Valle, around 1600m from home when Pantler crashed into her.

Rivette was resigned after the race.


Ossie Phillips

Ossie Phillips (born in Victoria) was an Australian jockey who was best known for riding Wotan to victory in the 1936 Melbourne Cup.

Bill Duncan

Not as much as multi month discovered Duncan taking the best prize in that year’s Melbourne Cup when he guided Night Watch to a restricted triumph in one of the quickest occasions in the race’s history to that point.

Duncan was given the ride since he was one of only a handful few racers who could accommodate the light 42 kg weight allotted to Night March, yet it must be said that he didn’t waste the chance.

Little even by jockey measures, Duncan was to offer abundant proof that his 1918 Melbourne Cup triumph was definitely not a fluke.

Positively one of his essential achievements would need to be his record-setting 11 Melbourne racers’ premierships that stood the trial of time and required no short of what one Roy Higgins to outperform it. He had so prevailing with regards to building up his notoriety for extraordinary ability that he earned a ride on board the undying Phar Lap, in spite of the fact that the two combined on simply the one event.

In the same way as other who have gone out on a limb of riding expansive, ground-breaking pure bloods in rivalry, Duncan met with and defeated affliction amid his vocation.

One fall in 1929 created a crushed spirit that almost provided an early retirement. After four years, another genuine fall convinced Duncan that the time had come to close his profession as a rider.

  1. Percival


One of the most established known jockeys in Australia was covered in his home province of South Australia on Tuesday.

Kenrick ‘Percy’ Youels passed on, matured 101, on July 5 in the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Youels was a hero South Australian understudy in 1930 and best known as the rider of 1931 Melbourne Cup victor White Nose, before the steed crusading in Melbourne.

N Percival rode White Nose in the Melbourne Cup when he broadly vanquished Phar Lap.

Youels profession was stopped in 1936 when riding at Gawler he fell casualty of a hunk of turf which made him lose his sight in an eye.

Amid his short profession he rode in excess of 200 victors and in 2001 he was regarded by the Mildura Racing Club for his 1934 accomplishment in the Mildura and the Merbine Cups on board Dolphin Prince.

James E. Pike


James Edward Pike (4 September 1892 − 7 October 1969) nicknamed “The Master”, was an Australian move who was known for riding Phar Lap to triumph in the 1930 Melbourne Cup.

Pike was conceived on 4 September 1892 in Newcastle, New South Wales, oldest offspring of Charles Pike and Jane Isabella Liddell He began his vocation as a move in 1907, and won the Caulfield Cup at only 15 with Welcome Jack. He went to England the next year and contended in 17 races, winning 2 and 5 placings. Coming back to Australia he won his first real race at 18 in the Victoria Derby in 1910 with Beverage.

Pike kicked the bucket in destitution on 7 October 1969, matured 77, at his home in Bondi.

Roy Reed

As the decades progressed, the 873 riders that have been lost differed from prominent personalities like Neville Sellwood to lesser-known muscle heads just carrying out their specialties. In the 1930s, which saw an uncommon 50 riders lost, promising disciple H.C. Martin, who rode Phar Lap in trackwork, kicked the bucket on his seventeenth birthday celebration from a race fall at Gosford, north of Sydney. Phar Lap’s U.S. rider, Billy Elliot, is likewise on the rundown, as are Melbourne Cup-winning racers Horace Dawes, Roy Reed, Hughie Cairns, and Keith Voitre.

James L. Munro


James Leslie “Jim” “Jimmie” Munro (7 September 1906 – 24 July 1974) was conceived in Caulfield, Victoria, and was perceived by Dick Wootton and William Kelso as a skilled rider when very youthful, and rode for his dad, finishing his apprenticeship as a move with E. F. Walker (c. 1884– 1946), the Randwick, New South Wales, mentor. He had his first Melbourne Cup ride at age 15, at that point in 1923 he was second on Rivoli; in 1926 he won on Windbag and again in 1928 on Statesman. His first huge win was the 1922 Sydney Cup on Prince Charles, claimed by John Brown. He won numerous other significant races in Melbourne and Sydney amid the 1920s: on Valicare in the Doncaster, Boaster in the Epsom and Leslie Wallace in the Sires Produce Stakes. In 1927 he was excluded for a year following his ride on the gelding Songift at Canterbury on 18 June, alongside the pony, mentor S. B. Kelly and Parkes bookmaker J. Parasite, by a larger part choice of the board of trustees following some sporadic wagering and the steed falling flat at the last stretch, however why was never clarified. This was not the first occasion when he went to the consideration of the stewards: in 1923 he had multi month’s suspension for impedance in the Hawksburn Handicap. He was suspended once more, in April 1929 for multi month, following a dissension of obstruction by move H. Birmingham and consequent quarrel in the racers’ room. These episodes had little impact on Munro’s vocation: he rode Phar Lap in the Rosehill Guineas on 21 September 1929, one of the immense gelding’s most punctual wins (his originally was the Rosehill Maiden Juvenile Handicap, 27 April 1929).

Bobby Lewis

The absence of a formal instruction demonstrated no obstruction to the riding profession of jockey Robert (Bobby) Lewis.

Bobby Lewis (1878-1947) was the ninth kid and fourth child of Welsh mineworker Thomas Lewis and his British spouse, Martha Ann Miller.

Bobby gained his adoration for steeds from his mom, who supposedly was a capable horsewoman, which isn’t totally striking given that ponies were a piece of regular day to day existence in the late 1800s.

Bobby’s dad without a doubt added to Bobby’s ability by denying him from utilizing a seat. A more established sibling whose occupation was breaking ponies taught Bobby at an early stage, furnishing him en route with a clever learning of steed rearing and a sharp knowledge as a judge of steeds.

History would demonstrate that these characteristics obtained from his family more than repaid Bobby Lewis for deserting his formal training by the age of 10 having never turned out to be totally proficient.

Bobby Lewis’ first dashing triumphs preceded the turn of the 19th century, when he won at a nation track in 1892, and afterward scored his first metropolitan win in 1895. He visited quickly in England with his coach in 1899, however missed his country and returned presently.

This prompted what was to end up a standout amongst the most beneficial associations in history which highlighted Lewis collaborating with mentor Jim Scobie for the following four decades. The combine additionally connected with Eric Connolly himself, framing a partnership that commanded dashing for the best piece of a whole age.

Hugh Harold Cairns

Subsequent to taking all before them in New Zealand, both on the level and over bounces, two youthful riders chose in 1910 to attempt their fortunes in Australia. They were Ronald Cameron and Hughie Cairns. On Melbourne Cup Day, 1911, they solidly settled themselves in Australia, Cairns winning the Cup Hurdle and Cameron the Melbourne Cup.

In the years that took after Cairns ended up being the most flexible jockey ever to contend in Australia. In one year – 1917 – he won the Grand National Hurdle at Flemington, the All-Aged Stakes at Randwick and the Caulfield Stakes; in 1918 he won both the Australian Hurdle and the Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.

In 1926 Cairns turned into the principal move to win the W.S. Cox Plate and the Melbourne Cup in the one year. Other component race wins incorporated the AJC Derby, VRC St Leger and Sires’ Produce Stakes, Williamstown Cup, Australian Cup, Caulfield Guineas, Newmarket Handicap, C.B. Fisher Plate, Champagne Stakes, Chelmsford Stakes.

Awesome ponies Cairns rode included Gothic, Heroic, Amounis, Tangalooma, Purser, Spearfelt and Lanius. He was a high weight rider who had extraordinary trouble in riding under 8st 10lb or 55.5kg.

Cairns was executed at Moonee Valley on 27 July 1929, when his mount Quick Deal fell at the last hop in the Gellibrand Hurdle. A statue of Cairns graces the remembrance to fallen racers which remains at Caulfield racecourse.

Hugh Cairns was enlisted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2013.

Bunty Brown

Backwood was the first of four Melbourne Cup triumphs for mentor Bradfield. He was the second transported in pony to win the race, anchoring triumph at the nine furlong stamp with one nonstop run. Backwood was one of Bradfield’s few steeds that were foreign made and prepared in Australia.

Backwood with jockey Bunty Brown in a period of 3:26:50, and proprietor E. Baillieu ran home with an aggregate of 12,818 gold sovereigns in rewards.

Ken Bracken

Four years after the 1916 deal the Moses sibling were at Flemington on the principal Tuesday in November in 1920, where their six-year-old chestnut, with jockey Ken Bracken on board, was prepared for the two mile race.

Bracken was a connection of Hugh Bracken, a policeman, who had been the main officer on obligation in Glenrowan when the Kelly Gang rode into the Victorian town in June 1880. The pack held occupants prisoner in front of their last shootout with police.

Hugh was a fine horseman and it kept running in the family. Ken is accounted for to have been a standout amongst the most refined jockey in Australia and an incredible rider in weight-rummage races.

William H. McLachlan

William H. McLachlan was a jockey who rode Melbourne Cup and became winners in 1909, 1910 and 1917.

George Meddick

Kingsburgh otherwise called L. K. S. Mackinnon, clearly won all the more then 14,000 pounds in wagers. He was later renamed in 1936 to Kingsburgh after his proprietor. Kingsburgh with jockey George Meddick won the Cup in a period of 3:26:00, prepared by Isaac Foulsham and proprietor L. K. S. Mackinnon ran home with rewards totalling of 9,890 gold sovereigns.

Tom Clayton

Tom Clayton (c. 1880 – 24 March 1909) was an Australian jockey of the mid twentieth century.

He was contracted to renowned Randwick coach Isaac Earnshaw and rode for him a portion of the best steeds of the time. He was best known for his relationship with the victor Poseidon and collected a noteworthy record of real wins with this steed. On account of Poseidon, Clayton turned into the main jockey to win the Caulfield Cup-Melbourne Cup twofold out of 1906. At the point when Poseidon won the Caulfield Cup for a second time in 1907, Clayton turned into the primary jockey to win sequential Caulfield Cups.

On 24 March 2004 the introduction whips Clayton was given for his Melbourne Cup wins on Acrasia and Poseidon were sold at Public Auction in Victoria. The Acrasia whip was sold for $750 and the Poseidon whip was sold for $3,750 (figures in Australian dollars). After Tom’s demise, these whips had been passed in progression to his better half, his girl and afterward his grandson.

Frank Bullock

Forthcoming Joseph Patrick Bullock, the child of a boss unpleasant rider Constable Bullock of St Kilda, was conceived on June 25, 1885, in Melbourne, Australia. Having delighted in extraordinary achievement in both Australia and Europe, he came to England in 1903 where, after two years, he rode his first huge victor – Xeny – in the Stewards’ Cup. He additionally, that year, won the Manchester Cup on Airship. On vacation back in Australia, he was offered the ride on Blue Spec on whom he immediately won both the Perth and Melbourne Cups, seen by his pleased dad.

From 1908 to 1913 he rode as first move to the Royal Graditz stud in Germany, winning the Jockey Championship. Forthcoming at that point came back to England.

He rode for the American coach Andrew Joyner. Various huge wins here incorporated the 1915 Cesarewitch on Sir Abe Bailey’s superb stayer Son-In-Law, prepared to flawlessness by Reg Day at Newmarket.

Prior to the war, Frank had ridden a pony named Cyklon for the German Emperor, Kaiser Wilhelm. The Kaiser sent Cyklon to England to race, however with the flare-up of threats, the British Government claimed the steed. After the war, Frank masterminded Cyklon to be sent to Australia where it had an effective hustling profession. Afterward, at stud, it sired the 1927 Melbourne Cup champ, Trivalve.

With the war over, Frank before long grabbed on winning ways. In Australia he won two Caulfield Cups (1918 and 1919), the VCR Oaks (1918), the Adelaide Cup (1918) and the Western Australian Derby (1919). In 1920 he won the first-historically speaking Arc de Triomphe on board Comrade and won the race again in 1922 riding Ksar.

Norman Godby

The Godbys are well known and somewhat infamous in the hustling diversion; path back to Martin’s granddad Frank, acclaimed in his day and sprinter up in two Melbourne Cups with the unfortunate Makai, and Frank’s three siblings Norman, Cecil and Charlie. They all prepared or rode or both, all effectively. Jack rode an Adelaide Cup champ as a 15-year-old, in 1934.

The Godbys were all over. Gordon Godby worked at Moonee Valley for a long time and possessed the 1945 Australian Cup victor Specter. Bill Godby claimed champion filly Wiggle. Prior to the emotional 1924 Cup, Cecil had prepared the victor Heroic.

John Gough

Following in his sibling’s tracks, The Grafter proceeded to win the Melbourne Cup with move John Gough in a triumphant time of 3:29:75. He was sold the next week after the Melbourne Cup for 2,000 pounds, the second most astounding cost for a gelding race horse in Australia at the time.

The Grafter gathered in rewards a sum of 3,524 gold sovereigns.

Stephen Callinan

In 1897 Gaulus won the Melbourne Cup in the wake of beating his sibling The Grafter, to win in a period of 3:31:00. They went down as the main kin in history to win continuous Melbourne Cup’s. A century after the race, the dedicatory whip exhibited to Gaulus’ move Stephen Callinan, was found in the upper room of a Melbourne home and unloaded in 2002 and sold for $13,500.

Gaulus won his proprietor and prepared by William Forrester an aggregate prize worth 4,163 gold sovereigns.Forrester, additionally won the accompanying Melbourne Cup with Gaulus sibling, The Grafter.

Herbert Cripps

Tarcoola was a nice looking Golden Bay Thoroughbred who was relatively beaten via Carnage in the 1893 Melbourne Cup. On entering the straight, Carnage had the lead, yet Tarcoola originated all things considered, to win the race as a seven-year-old, weighting 52.62 kg, running a triumphant time of 3:30:50. His jockey Herbert Cripps, prepared by Joseph Cripps and possessed by J. D. Lewis.

He won an aggregate prize of 13,124 gold sovereigns.

Robert Ramage

Robert “Bob” Ramage (né Ramadge; 1865−16 December 1925) was an Australian move who was best known for riding Carbine to triumph in the 1890 Melbourne Cup.

Ramage was conceived in 1865 in Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria.

Ramage kicked the bucket on 16 December 1925, matured 60, at a healing facility in Perth, Western Australia.

Jack Anwin

Jack “Jack” Anwin (5 June 1867 in Collingwood, Victoria – 13 August 1956 in Caulfield, Victoria) was an Australian jockey who was best known for riding Bravo to triumph in the 1889 Melbourne Cup. Jack and his two siblings, Sam and George, were outstanding for taking the initial three places in two races on 18 July 1903 in Boulder, Western Australia. He is covered in Springvale, Victoria.

Mick O’ Brien

A previous boss National Hunt move in the US, Co Dublin-conceived O’Brien was restricted to a wheelchair when a race fall in America in 1974 remaining him deadened starting from the chest.

Anyway that didn’t keep him from beginning a preparation vocation back in Ireland and O’Brien had a prompt effect with ponies, for example, Chorelli, Tacroy and above all else Bright Highway, who finished the Mackeson-Hennessy twofold in late 1980.

Splendid Highway was quickly stake post most loved for the 1981 Cheltenham Gold Cup yet damage counteracted him satisfying his potential. In 1982, O’Brien scored the first of three wins in the Irish Grand National with King Spruce. That year he commanded the Fairyhouse Easter celebration as Seán Ogue additionally handled the Powers Gold Cup.

In 1985 O’Brien moved stables from the Curragh to close Naas from where he conveyed Vanton and Glebe Lad to win the Irish Nationals of 1992 and 1999 separately.

There were two triumphs at the Cheltenham celebration. The Charlie Swan-ridden Shawiya handled the 1993 Triumph Hurdle while Tom Ryan rode the JP McManus claimed 50 to 1 shot Kadoun to win the 2006 Pertemps Final.

Other enormous race triumphs included Dovaly in the Galway Plate of 2000 and Shaihar who won at the Punchestown celebration.

Alick Robertson

Malua was originally named Bagot, but his owner former Premier of Tasmania J. O Inglis changed his name after finding it disrespectful to the founding secretary of the VRC, R. S. Bagot.

Running a time of 3:31:75, weighting 61.24kg, jockey was Alick Robertson and trained by Issac Foulsham.

Malua prize totalled 2,477 gold sovereigns.

Thomas Hales

Thomas “Tom” Hales (1847 – 27 October 1901) was an Australian jockey who has been known as the Fred Archer of the Australian turf. Amid his 20-year vocation he rode about 500 champs, including each real South Australian and Victorian race except for the Caulfield Cup.

In the wake of resigning from the seat, Hales directed his concentration toward rearing at his “Haleswood Stud”, on segment of Henry Bowler’s domain at Eskdale, Victoria on the Mitta River. His prosperity as a jockey did not anyway exchange to the stud, and separated from a Newmarket Handicap win via Carlton in 1897, he had little good fortune. On the exhortation of a veterinarian, he surrendered the stallion Lochiel, which later demonstrated a standout amongst the best sires in the country.

Hales passed on rather abruptly at home. He had endured asthma for his entire life, and passed on of “clog of the lungs” (perhaps aspiratory edema) following a serious cool. His remaining parts were covered in the Roman Catholic area of the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew.

S, Cracknell

Sam Cracknell was an extraordinary identity in Australian Racing; a smart clever little man who had a dashing record stretching out for a fourth of a century dating from 1865 – a record which was never drawn closer by some other lightweight jockey of his day.

Sam rode in 12 Melbourne Cup races – his first Melbourne Cup was in 1872 and his last ride was in the Melbourne Cup on 1890. He rode in 9 Caulfield Cup races from 1879 – 1887 without progress, having thumped back £1000 to ride “Flicker Bonny’ who won in 1883.

In 1885, Sam was one of the six racers who were seriously harmed in the best race crush in history of the Caulfield Cup or whatever other Australian Race, when 17 ponies descended and one jockey was murdered. Sam was conveyed materially by observers from the course, still and was accounted for dead; a short time later he gloated that “relatively few find the opportunity to peruse their passing!” He supported a smashed chest, broken ribs and a cracked pelvis.

Peter St. Albans

Diminish St Albans (1864-1898) is the most youthful jockey ever to win the Melbourne Cup. He won in 1876 riding Briseis at the recorded age of thirteen (he was really eleven, eight days shy of his twelfth birthday). His record is probably not going to be beaten as he rode in the Melbourne Cup when he was under the expressed least age of thirteen. He anchored the mount for the three-year-old Briseis after the consistent stable move couldn’t make the featherweight of 6 stone and 4 pounds (39 kilos). Before 75,000 at Flemington Briseis, with St Albans in the seat, easily won by one length in the greatest field ever. “At 4 o’clock the starter discharged the 33 sprinters and they cleared down the long Flemington straight in a roaring surge. Briseis, ridden by what one author named a minor youngster, (in the Cup) caught an uncommon twofold, the Victoria Race Club Derby and the Melbourne Cup. Yells and hurrahs were heard, caps were tossed noticeable all around and one energized singular fell on his back in the endeavour to complete a somersault. The kid who rode the champ was conveyed the pack and is the saint of the day,” detailed the Australasian Sketcher in 1876. Both Peter St Albans and Briseis have now moved toward becoming hustling legends, and Briseis is viewed as one of the best female horses foaled in Australia.

  1. Batty

The 1875 Melbourne Cup would be the main year in which the race was hung on a Tuesday as opposed to a Thursday. Wollomai was reproduced at C.B Fisher’s property, Maribyrnong, not very a long way from Flemington. There has dependably been perplexity over who possessed Wollomai as the stallion rode under J. Sharp’s name anyway he was obviously sold to Albion Hotel proprietor, John Cleeland preceding the race. Cleeland evidently won up to 20,000 pounds from Wollomai’s win.


Regardless of being depicted as a steed with a major head and a powerless neck, Haricot was unmatched in the 1874 Melbourne Cup with his two stone under-weight-for-age. It was a simple win for Haricot who led the pack very quickly, winning by four lengths.

John Driscoll

John F. Driscoll (born in Sydney, New South Wales), nicknamed “Old Jack”, was an Australian jockey who was best known for riding Tim Whiffler to victory in the 1867 Melbourne Cup.


The 1863 Melbourne Cup race was likewise the littlest field in the Cup’s history with just 7 steeds altogether and Banker’s weight of 33.57 kg was the lightest weight conveyed by any triumphant steed in the Melbourne Cup.

John Cutts

John Cutts (c. 1829– 6 September, 1872) was the jockey who at 32 years old rode Archer, the victor of the primary Melbourne Cup in 1861. The following day John rode Archer to win another long separation race, the Melbourne Town Plate. In May 1862 he rode Archer to win the Queen Elizabeth Stakes (ATC), and came back to Melbourne soon thereafter to win his second Melbourne Cup. Because of a specialized mistake which prevented Archer from being entered in the third (1863) Melbourne Cup, Cutt’s was not ready to endeavour to win the cap trap.

In the wake of resigning from hustling toward the finish of 1863 John kept on getting a charge out of close contacts with the dashing organization through the Half Way Hotel that he and his better half oversaw on Sydney Road, close Randwick Racecourse.

John ‘Cutts’ Dillon passed on, after a disease of over a year, on 6 September 1872 at 43 years old. Circumstantially the steed with whom he will dependably be connected, Archer, kicked the bucket a couple of months after the fact that year in December 1872.

Johnny’s family let him go in Rookwood Cemetery. His long sickness had dwindled his investment funds leaving his dowager and kids down and out. A membership was raised to assist his family, and £130 was gathered in simply the initial couple of days.