Jockeys Aim For Further Glory in 2012 Melbourne Cup

November 6, 2012

Jockeys Aim For Further Glory in 2012 Melbourne Cup

A Melbourne Cup victory can define the career of a jockey and one lucky rider will add his name to the history books today.

Some jockeys, like Rhys Mcleod who will ride Ethiopia, are making their Melbourne Cup debut while Jim Cassidy has been riding in the race for almost thirty years.

Only six of the twenty-four jockeys riding in this year’s Melbourne Cup have tasted success in the race previously.

Glen Boss is the most successful jockey, still riding, in the Melbourne Cup having ridden Makybe Diva to victory in the great race on three occasions.

Boss produced three gems on the great mare and his big race experience is sure to add to the chances of his mount Kelinni.

It has been ten years since Damien Oliver scored his emotional victory on Media Puzzle in the 2002 Melbourne Cup.

The jockey is currently embroiled in an off-the-track scandal but doesn’t appear to have let the controversy affect his riding and he would dearly love to win his third Melbourne Cup in tribute to his brother.

Michael Rodd went desperately close to winning the Melbourne Cup on Red Cadeaux last year and is confident that he can go one better in 2012.

The former Queensland apprentice produced a cracking ride when he won the Cup on Efficient in 2007.

Corey Brown is another jockey who has lost a Melbourne Cup by the narrowest of margins.

He rode Bauer in the 2008 Melbourne Cup, who was beaten in a photo finish by Bart Cummings-trained Viewed, but won the next year on Shocking.

Brown will be hoping he can add to his Melbourne Cup collection on My Quest For Peace in 2012.

Blake Shinn has had a quiet year, since retuning for suspension, and will be desperate to ride another Melbourne Cup winner for Cup Kings Bart Cummings.

Shinn rides Precedence in this year’s Cup and will wear the same colours as he did when he won the Cup on Viewed in 2008.

Jim Cassidy has been riding at the highest level for an incredible thirty years and first won the Melbourne Cup on Kiwi in 1983.

The popular jockey won the 1997 Melbourne Cup on Might and Power and will wear the same colours  when riding Maluckyday today.

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