It may be of interest to you all ...on the weekend we had a two page spread in theSunday Mail paper on Female jockeys which made very interesting reading ...I Quote [ Of the 20 up and coming jockeys chasing their tickets to ride at the Morphettville apprentice academy 10 are women....all are aged between 18 and 25.....The state\'s 50-50 split of next genaration hoops is the highest rate of women of any state academy...At the horse handling TAFE course at Cheltenhamthe numbers are even stronger ..3 girls to every boy]
I can say the Photos of these young ladies look great and I am sure wiil attract many punters to the courses where they ride .I do urge though that if there are any trainers out there.. give them a go because there are our next genaration of top jockeys in this country.. and it will not be long before we see a Melbourne Cup winner from them....I do urge you all to read this article if you can get hold of the paper.Your comments quite welcomed.
Didn`t Ms Cropp win the NZ jockey premiership the year she she had her Miss Finland mishap ? She can`t be all bad for a while there in NZ she was unbeatable.
i dont have a problem with her.... just that ride mate!!
Oh don\'t get me going about New Zealand jockeys LS.
I was very keen on one jockey from New Zealand. He has won the premiership countless times and when he came over here to Melbourne a few years back, I followed him to the bitter end.
He hardly rode a winner, he was in FACT ABSOLUTELY HOPELESS.
His name was Michael Walker!
Same for O.P. Bossom if that`s how ya spell it. Chilli yes it was a shocker but i think she probrably got one knife in the back too many over it.
obviously she didnt get the message mate... LILAKYN. Dont get me wrong mate as far as female jockeys go i love Mandy Radecker in Brissy and Clare Lindop in SA... but they will be judged on their merits same as anyone else!!
With me the jury is still out on female jockeys.
Granted there does appear to be some good ones around but is it more the fact that the ranks of the male jockeys are not up to standard.
I still have nightmares of a female who butchered a horse I had a share in and had the nerve to say hen she hopped off \"Thanks for the ride, I would like to ride him again.
Needless to say she never rode for us again and no female has put a leg over any horse I have shares in since
I love that description tawtrice . . . butchered! oh yes! I share your pain! Do you remember her name?
Thanks for the ride, I\'d love to ride him again!
Don\'t you just love them!
cmon boys, give the chicks a break, pound for pound they do as good as the lads per capita. ive noticed something though overall. watch down the weights with female jockeys.more winning female rides come from down in the weights. & speaking of butchering horses, i could give you endless examples of male jocks makin my dough look bad.
yes GW.... yes indeed.... craig williams seems to be either killing my horses when he is on it and grabbing me on the line when he isnt... he is my bogy jockey!!!
YEAH SAME HERE MATE,,& when he does land one you might just have enough for a hotdog,but forget the drink!!
How could i foget Super Sal
yeah GW... he drives me mental mate... he is like the apple of eden for me.... i wanna touch it....but i cant... can i???
A very interesting discussion, after riding against female jockeys for years there like any other riders they have good points and bad. My wife was a female Jockey (Sonia Laws) who struggled until the leading stable started to put her on, and she won several premierships. At the end of the day male or female your only as good as the horse your on, good horse make you look good and bad ones make you look bad.
Its not only Super Sal who can butcher a good one, Jeff Lloyd yesterday at Hawkesbury absolutley butchered Hula Dane which still managed to run a very creditable 3rd under the circumstances. I am by the way a Jeff Lloyd fan and I guess all can have a bad ride whatever the gender.
tawtrice As one of the 800 syndicate members that run Hula Dane and others I wonder if you are referring to the fact that Lloyd let him get back? The horse has no real gate speed and whoever is put on him is told to let the horse settle where the horse is comfortable getting to, put him to sleep and then work into the race from a suitable way out depending on the race distance. Heard the last 900m myself and sounded like he was ridden exactly to orders. You want to see a bad ride? - check out Tim Clarke's ride on Hula Dane 3 starts back.
I am one of the multitude as well and understand that the jocks are told not to bustle Hula Dane early but let settle but you must admit there is a difference between putting it to sleep and comatose.
The way Hula Dane is always running on reminds me of "Pekamagess" which was always doing its best workat the finish but did not see the winning stall very often.
As I said previosly I guess we can all have a bad day regardless of gender, I could be accused of butchering my tips the way I performeed today.
But tomorrows another day and I am looking to bounce back tomorrow, and I hope that "Dame Fortune" attends all tipsters tomorrow with plenty of winners for all.
Did you manage to watch it Tawtrice? If so - did LLoyd just get him too far out of his ground to have a realistic chance. As I said I only heard it from the 900 when he was about 3rd last and it's difficult to know what was happened as he only got mentioned about twice after that in the rest of the run home. Punting mate of mine watched it and described it as a "big run" via text and haven't had the opportunity to speak with him yet. Anyway, let me know your thoughts on what Lloyd got wrong as I'm interested. Had to be better than Clarke's ride on him! At least there's $1 each in the kitty from third place!!!!!
If you want to get some value and plenty of winners follow Linda Meech in Sydney big fan of hers and done me very well
Watched the race on TVN Cracka. Wasnt paying particular attention to your horse but it seemed to work home well. Any horse who is best ridden off the speed is going to need an ounce of luck.
Cheers MoneyTalks. Understand the need for some luck coming from the back part of it, having fallen in love with Super Impose years ago. Just spoke to the mate who watched the race and he reckoned the pace at the front was pretty hot to start with which may account for the back of field rather than midfield sit hoped for. Was the speed on from your recollection?
speed was genuine CRACKA , lloyd did get too far back in my book. bernborough would have been flat out running them down. didnt see clarks ride ur talkin about & i wouldnt say lloyd ''butchered'' ur bloke either,but i think he thought the race was a good 600 longer than it was !!. pay to follow tho,,nice run
In my opinion he got too far back and gave the horse no chance but it seems to have a big heart and want to find the line, well maybe we can make amends with the one at Echuca tomorrow.
And may I congratulate you on your performance yesterday you were on fire but tipping at 26% is a very good average, I hope you are making a tidy little sum as I dont think our horses will make us rich.
Good luck and may you continue to tip many winners.
Fair enough Tawtrice (and Goldenwing), will take both your words for it. Yeah, will be watching Echuca with interest. Never expected to get rich with such a large syndicate - just in it for the fun. BC's win back in January made it all worthwhile though. Lets hope Echuca brings more of the same. Good luck if having a punt today. Cheers.
goldenwing just to fill you in on Clark's ride:
Instruction - let him settle wherever he is comfortable (probably out the back).
Jockey fought the horse to get him out the back - described by racecaller as "the favorite is racing ungenerously in the early stages". For once he had the early speed to get a bit closer before unleashing whatever he might have in a finishing burst.
Finally, when posted about 4 wide on the turn after making good ground from the 1000m onwards - with a clear track in front of him pulled the horse towards the rail looking for inside runs to save ground. The clear track in front being widest gave the poor beast a chance of showing what he's got, but hauled him back into traffic instead. Couldn't believe what I was seeing!
Thanks for the feedback on his last run anyway.
As for the two $10+ winners in the one day - well done and shove a nail into that clock's pendulum so it don't swing back!
cheers mate, i'll nail a couple in there if i can. yer thanks for the run down there mate, going by that it may have been better to let him slide?.sounds a bit like clark was caught between a rock & a hard place,but duckin back into traffic would have made him look stupid.you would think the way they are fanning in nsw &vic ,due to the cut up inside he would have swung deep? none the less he's got a good motor on him .his time will come soon.i'l definately tip & back him e/w with confidence next time in.
just worked out who starjock is kim bell