Jockeys

Australian jockeys have played an immensely important role in the history of horse racing. It was the wild riders from down under who pioneered the ‘crouch style’, changing the riding style of professional jockeys around the world forever.

The legendary Australian jockeys to begin this revolution were Tot Flood and James Barden, who dominated the Australian horse racing circuit in the late 1800s. Today a new generation – including Melbourne Cup winning jockey Blake Shinn, Caulfield Cup legend Damien Oliver and Makybe Diva’s partner in crime Glen Boss – is achieving world wide recognition through exceptional sportsmanship, while emulating the adventurous attitude of their professional ancestors.

While jockeys are often the subject of ridicule in the popular media, there is no other profession that matches levels of personal dedication and determination necessary to become a successful jockey. Starting with gruelling apprentice years and resulting in a lifetime of strict exercise and training regimens, the life of a professional jockey appeals only to individuals who feel truly passionate about equine sports.

We would like to pay tribute to the professionals who sacrifice many creature comforts and luxuries in the name of thoroughbred horse racing; so please take a moment to check out Australian jockeys directory.

Spring Racing

2020 The Golden Eagle Field: F...

Cherry Tortoni Tops 2020 Victo...

Cherry Tortoni Tops 2020 Victoria Derby Field of 14 In Outside Barrier

The Patrick Payne-trained Cherry Tortoni has drawn the outside alley in a...

2020 Cox Plate Results: Sir Dr...

2020 Cox Plate Results: Sir Dragonet Could Head to Melbourne Cup

The iconic Melbourne Cup over the two-miles could be on the agenda for the...

Miami Bounds into Melbourne Cu...

Miami Bounds into Melbourne Cup With Impressive Valley Cup Victory

Last year’s Melbourne Cup winning trainer Danny O’Brien is set to press onto...

Crystal Mile Winner Homesman t...

Crystal Mile Winner Homesman to Have Crack at Mackinnon Stakes 2020

The Lloyd Williams-owned Homesman will step back-up to Group 1 company on the...

Horse Racing Today

2020 Cox Plate Results: Sir Dr...

Crystal Mile Winner Homesman t...

Crystal Mile Winner Homesman to Have Crack at Mackinnon Stakes 2020

The Lloyd Williams-owned Homesman will step back-up to Group 1 company on the...

Vase Winner Cherry Tortoni Fir...

Vase Winner Cherry Tortoni Firms in 2020 Victoria Derby Betting

Cherry Tortoni atoned for his luckless trip to Sydney with an eye-catching...

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Cla...

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results: Yes Baby Yes Leads All The Way

A well-rated ride and powerful performance by the Leon & Troy...

Red Anchor Winner Considered f...

Red Anchor Winner Considered for Late Coolmore Stud Stakes 2020 Entry

Mornington trainer Matt Laurie may consider a late 2020 Coolmore Stud Stakes...

Race Results

2020 Cox Plate Results: Sir Dragonet Could Head to Melbourne Cup

Miami Bounds into Melbourne Cup With Impressive Valley Cup Victory

Crystal Mile Winner Homesman to Have Crack at Mackinnon Stakes 2020

Vase Winner Cherry Tortoni Firms in 2020 Victoria Derby Betting

2020 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic Results: Yes Baby Yes Leads All The Way

Race Previews

2020 The Golden Eagle Field: Favourite Funstar Draws Outside Barrier

Cherry Tortoni Tops 2020 Victoria Derby Field of 14 In Outside Barrier

Cox Plate 2020 Betting Update: Russian Camelot Narrow Favourite

Trekking Leads 2020 Manikato Stakes Field & Odds

Cox Plate 2020 Final Field & Barriers: Russian Camelot Draws Outside Alley

Fields & Form

2020 The Golden Eagle Field: Favourite Funstar Draws Outside Barrier

Cherry Tortoni Tops 2020 Victoria Derby Field of 14 In Outside Barrier

Trekking Leads 2020 Manikato Stakes Field & Odds

Cox Plate 2020 Final Field & Barriers: Russian Camelot Draws Outside Alley

Mr Quickie Heads 2020 Kennedy Cantala Nominations