Aussie jock profiles

Aussie jock profiles


A regular series featuring pen pictures of Australian jockeys.

Glen Boss

Glen Boss’s first major winner was RACING TO WIN in 2006 and first Group One winner was RACING TO WIN in the 2006 ATC George Ryder Stakes.

The most recent major winner for Glen Boss was at the highest level when Bivouac won the Group One VRC Newmarket Hcp.

Last season Glen Boss rode 39 winners and so far this season has ridden the winners of 23 races, with the latest winner being Bivouac at Flemington on March 7.

The most successful stable partnership in the past years has been Mick Price followed by Robert Smerdon.

Last 12 months: 365:34-43-36
Win: 9.3%
Place: 31%

Tommy Berry

Tommy Berry is one of the stars of the Sydney jockey ranks who in 2017 secured a contract to ride in Hong Kong.

Berry’s first major winner was Prince Braeman in 2009 and his first Group I winner was Epaulette in the 2012 De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose.

He has enjoyed a terrific association with Chautauqua, winning three Australian Group Is on the grey sprinter.

Some of Berry other recent Group I wins include Inference in the 2017 Randwick Guineas and Tavago in the 2016 Australian Derby.

Last season Tommy Berry rode 106 winners and the most successful stable partnership in the past year has been Team Hawkes followed by Chris Waller.

Last 12 months: 874:139-126-116
Win: 15.9%
Place: 43.6%

Hugh Bowman

The boy from Dunedoo was first apprenticed to champion country jockey Billy Aspros at Bathurst and Bowman was crowned champion NSW country apprentice in his first year of riding and champion Sydney apprentice in 1999/2000.

Bowman rode his first Group I winner in 2004 when partnering the Guy Walter-trained Defier to victory in the Doomben Cup and has ridden Group I winners every season since.

Bowman finished runner-up to Darren Beadman in the 2004/05 Sydney jockeys premiership and has been in the top echelon of Sydney riders since winning the title in 2008/09.

Bowman is widely regarded as one of Australia’s best big race jockeys and is the lucky rider who got to sit on the back of champion mare Winx.

Hugh Bowman’s first major winner was Sportsbrat in 2001 and his first Group I winner was In Top Swing in the 2003 3YO Golden Rose.

He has been a regular fixture at the top of the Sydney jockeys’ premiership and in 2016/17 staged a late-season surge to beat his main Sydney riding rival Brenton Avdulla.

Some of Bowman’s most recent Group I wins, apart from the mighty Winx, include Jameka in the 2017 BMW, Invader in the Inglis Sires and Ruthven in the Queensland Derby.

Last season Hugh Bowman rode 120 winners and the most successful stable partnership in the past year has been Chris Waller followed by Peter and Paul Snowden.

Last 12 months: 512:75-80-81
Win: 14.6%
Place: 46.1%

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