“Who’s the bloke on Mystic Journey?” has been a commonly asked question since the Tasmanian filly emerged as a potential Group 1 contender.
The bloke on Mystic Journey is thirty six year old Anthony Darmanin, who’s been a jockey for many years earning the bulk of his livelihood as a trackwork rider for Lloyd Williams at the famous Macedon Lodge training property.
A few years ago Anthony decided to fly to the regular Sunday race meetings in Tasmania and it wasn’t long before his talents were recognised.
One of his supporters was trainer Adam Trinder who had no hesitation in putting Anthony on his star filly and the rest is history.
You’ll enjoy Anthony’s story.
(Banner image courtesy Racing Photos - Mystic Journey on her way to an easy win in the Australian Guineas.