Michael Rodd & Mark Kavanagah Part Ways

January 24, 2014

Michael Rodd & Mark Kavanagah Part Ways

Jockey Michael Rodd and trainer Mark Kavanagh have put an end to their long standing partnership.

Rodd has ridden for Kavanagh for the past six years and together they have won some of the country’s best races with many of the nation’s star gallopers.

The jockey will now become a freelance rider, allowing him to pursue rides aboard a wider variety of horses.

Jockey Michael Rodd will no longer ride exclusively for trainer Mark Kavanagh's stables.

Jockey Michael Rodd will no longer ride exclusively for trainer Mark Kavanagh's stables. Photo by Race Horse Photos Australia.

Kavanagh was quick to disregard any rumours that the pair has parted ways on a sour note.

“It’s got to be stressed that we’re still good friends, there is no problem whatsoever,” Kavanagh said.

“Michael just thought he’d pursue this direction and I have no problems with him.

“In fact, he rode for me at Geelong on Wednesday.”

The trainer confirmed that he will still employ Rodd to ride in the future, despite his freelance status.

“We’ve had a great association but Michael feels that going out on his own will be beneficial for him.

“It basically means, at the end of the day, he’s not committed to the stable and we’re not committed to him. Of course that won’t mean I won’t be using him.

“We’ve had a great friendship and that will continue. We’ve had some fabulous moments and I was quite flattered all those years ago when Michael came and joined my stable.”

Atlantic Jewel was one of their most memorable joint partnerships, with Rodd riding her in nine of her 11 race starts.

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