Jockeys

TRAVELLING TRAVIS GOES WHEREVER HE CAN RIDE A WINNER

TRAVELLING TRAVIS GOES WHEREVER HE CAN RIDE A WINNER

You’d think Travis Wolfgram would have been on cloud nine as he left Gosford racecourse last Saturday. He’d reeled off a brilliant winning treble in the first four races for Team Snowden, all three having been saddled up by Peter Snowden himself.

RACING HAS TAKEN KEAGAN LATHAM AROUND THE WORLD

RACING HAS TAKEN KEAGAN LATHAM AROUND THE WORLD

The narrow win by Whispered in a Maiden 2YO event at Wyong on Saturday was of special significance to jockey Keagan Latham. It was his second win for the powerful Godolphin operation in the space of two weeks, and a milestone 50th win in NSW for the current season.

JENNY DUGGAN CALLS AUSTRALIA HOME

JENNY DUGGAN CALLS AUSTRALIA HOME

Jenny Lindgren was born in Sweden one year after her legendary compatriots ABBA had taken Australia by storm. She’s now Mrs. Jenny Duggan, Australia’s most senior apprentice jockey, and just lately she’s been whipping up a little storm of her own.

BEN AND VICTOREM FAIRLY FLEW IN THE HINKLER

BEN AND VICTOREM FAIRLY FLEW IN THE HINKLER

How fitting it was that the winner of Saturday’s Hinkler Hcp should be almost “airborne” in the closing stages. The race is named after one of Queensland’s most famous sons, legendary aviator Bert Hinkler who in 1928 brought great acclaim to his country, to his state, and to his hometown of Bundaberg.

STEVE HART INTERVIEWS CHAMPION JOCKEY ROBERT THOMPSON

STEVE HART INTERVIEWS CHAMPION JOCKEY ROBERT THOMPSON

Last year Steve Hart spoke to the winningest jockey in Australian racing history, Robert Thompson. I loved the interview and unashamedly plagiarised it for my website.

TODD PANNELL LETS HIS RIDING DO THE TALKING

TODD PANNELL LETS HIS RIDING DO THE TALKING

Todd Pannell was so busy trying to coax Despatch over the line on Saturday, he may have forgotten for a moment that he was one stride off his first Group 1 victory. By the time he arrived back at the mounting yard gate, he was fully aware this was the dream he’d been chasing for more than half his life.

THE MIND OF A JOCKEY INSIDE THE BODY OF A RUGBY LEAGUE HALF BACK

THE MIND OF A JOCKEY INSIDE THE BODY OF A RUGBY LEAGUE HALF BACK

Lenny Beasley couldn’t remember if it’s eleven or twelve years, since the ravages of the sweat box forced him out of racing.

“I know my last ride was at Kembla Grange for Clarry Conners, but don’t ask me the name of the horse”, said Lenny this week. “I just knew I couldn’t do it for one more day”.