Melbourne Cup Winning Jockey Darren Beadman Retires

October 29, 2012

Melbourne Cup Winning Jockey Darren Beadman Retires

Dual Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Darren Beadman has announced his retirement from riding after struggling with the effects as a result of a fall in Hong Kong in February.

Darren Beadman

Champion jockey Darren Beadman has retired from riding

The champion hoop suffered damage to neurons and nerves in his brain as a result of an incident in a barrier trial where he fell when the horse he was riding broke its legs.

Beadman revealed on 60 minutes last night that he will never be able to return to the job he loves despite believing he still had plenty left to offer the sport.

“From what the medical team have told me I’d probably end up in a nursing home if it happened again,” Beadman said.

“Basically my career’s over.

“It’s been a fabulous journey. I’ve been really blessed to be able to do something in life I really wanted to do.”

Beadman has been one of the most successful and well-know jockeys in recent times, booting home winners in Australia’s biggest races.

He burst into the top ranks as a 19-year-old when he won the Group 1 Golden Slipper in 1984 aboard Inspired.

Beadman’s stellar career included a second Golden Slipper win, a Cox Plate aboard Saintly, two Melbourne Cups riding Kingston Rule and Saintly, the AJC Derby with Octagonal and the Mackinnon Stakes and Australian Cup on champion Lonhro.

He won seven Sydney riding premierships and was inducted in the Australian Racing Hall Of Fame before relocating to Hong Kong to join well-known trainer John Moore in 2007.

Want to give your spring betting a boost? Why not sign up to the Australian-owned bookmaker.com.au who are offering a huge $400 bonus bet to customers who sign up quoting the code BONUSBET this spring.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Waller to have multiple runner...

McDonald to team up with Care ...

McDonald to team up with Care To Think in the 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup

James McDonald will be hoping for a quick return to the Group 1 winner’s stall...

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradb...

Santa Ana Lane to chase Stradbroke Handicap after 2018 Goodwood win

The Anthony Freedman trained Santa Ana Lane has earned a start in the 2018...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin&...

2018 Doomben Cup winner Comin’ Through beats stablemate Egg Tart

The Chris Waller trained Comin’ Through claimed his first Group 1 victory when...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Ti...

Leicester Top 2018 SA Derby Tip for Weir to Make History

Victoria’s leading horseman Darren Weir is out to emulate the late, great Bart...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field