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Offline dubbledee

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« 2015-Dec-28, 07:40 PM Reply #225 »
I find it very interesting that neither Heathcote, or Gollan put Browne on their horses  :chin:

I wonder if anyone has an explanation?

Egos at play?
Apart from Buffering you mean????

Can't recall him ever riding for Gollan, though. 

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« 2015-Dec-28, 07:46 PM Reply #226 »
Apart from Buffering you mean????

Can't recall him ever riding for Gollan, though.  

He rides Buffering, and Privlaka for the same owners.

He was once Heathcotes love affair who had virtual pick of rides- and rightly so!

He did ride a few for Gollan, including the "cat" that went to HK.

I find it strange that neither want him riding their horses  :huh:
« Last Edit: 2015-Dec-28, 07:51 PM by D-G »

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« 2015-Dec-28, 08:20 PM Reply #227 »
Brownie looked really awkward on them on Saturday. Hope his knee's are not giving him too much grief

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« 2015-Dec-28, 09:45 PM Reply #228 »
I think that edit was well thought out, D-G.

I've never heard Heathcote have anything but praise for D Browne.  He's ridden Hopfgarten, too, has he not??

With the wins on Woorim, etc, surely he's RH's pin-up??  :shrug:

I guess Heathcote likes to spread his rides around, and has loyalties to the local track-riders. Again,  :shrug:

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« 2015-Dec-29, 08:03 AM Reply #229 »
He doesn't ride track work for them, the most probable reason

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« 2015-Dec-29, 12:20 PM Reply #230 »
Wasn't trying to start any rumours, I just find it interesting/strange that neither of the leading trainers put the best jockey on  :shrug:

For all I know, it may be Browne who doesn't want to ride for them  :shrug:
As I say, I find it strange

Meanwhile, Stuart Kendrick, continues his rise through the training ranks, in part due to his association with Browne

N.B. Kendrick is a very good conditioner of horses

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« 2015-Dec-29, 12:27 PM Reply #231 »
D-G,

Maybe he, or his manager, only wants the 'cherry ripe' rides to a large degree.

It's one way of looking after one's strike rate and reputation.

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« 2015-Dec-29, 02:33 PM Reply #232 »
Doesn't he have issues with his ailing body hence he doesn't want too many rides?
You would think if anything he is the one choosing which rides he takes. Such a gun.

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« 2016-Jan-08, 10:29 PM Reply #233 »
He's on one in the 1st race tomorrow for Liam Birchley that they have hammered in early markets.

#9 Havasay

Opened up $20+ with most corporates.

Best price available tonight is $8.00 with UBET but a lot of them have it at $6.50.

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« 2016-Jan-09, 02:15 PM Reply #234 »
Lovely ride on Tinto  :clap2:

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« 2016-Jan-09, 02:23 PM Reply #235 »
Very emotional for Brownie! 

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« 2016-Jan-09, 03:37 PM Reply #236 »
Lovely ride on Tinto  :clap2:


Certainly rode it better than Shinn on Centre Pivot

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« 2016-Jan-09, 03:45 PM Reply #237 »
No real excuse Wily, horse just didn't go good enough.

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« 2016-Jan-09, 03:51 PM Reply #238 »
Switch the rides and a different result I reckon mate.
He sat behind them and waited for a slow coach to drop in his lap unlike last start when he got out early, wound up and put 'em away with ease
« Last Edit: 2016-Jan-09, 03:54 PM by wily ole dog »

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« 2017-Mar-13, 07:33 AM Reply #239 »
All,

In case you missed it Damian has a 72% place strike rate from his last 50 rides accordig to Racing and Sports Saturday fields form guide.

This may well make him the world number 1 for those 50 rides.

Anton Marcus the South African jockey also has figures superior to the HK fellow typically referred to as number 1. Antons last 50 and 350 figures for the place are 48 and 53 compared to Moreira's 48 and 52.

Perhaps people would like to discuss how best to judge the worlds best jockey. Some suggst betting to prices returns BUT this introduces peoples betting behaviour bias.

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« 2019-Apr-30, 06:36 PM Reply #240 »
JOCKEY DAMIAN BROWNE RETIRES
Tuesday 30 April, 2019   
Mark Oberhardt
damian brownedamian browne
Damian Browne's health has ended his riding career which included the Al Quoz Sprint on Buffering.
Multiple Group One-winning jockey Damian Browne has announced his retirement.

Caloundra-based Browne, 46, has not ridden since January after first having problems with a perforated bowel as a result of taking anti-inflammatory drugs for problems with his knees.

The diagnosis meant Browne could no longer take the medication and has been left with major knee problems.

Browne told Brisbane's RadioTAB he had been told the knee problems meant he would not be able to ride in races again.

"I was thinking about delaying the announcement a few weeks but I thought it was time to make a public announcement," Browne said.

"The industry here has been very good to me in the past 15 years since I came from New Zealand."

Browne has ridden winners in all five mainland states but he is regarded as the king of the Sunshine Coast where he lives and has won eight premierships.

He has been appointed the TAB ambassador for the winter carnival and hopes to find a position in the media.

Browne has ridden about 1500 winners, 15 at Group One level, seven of those on the Robert Heathcote-trained Queensland champion Buffering including the 2016 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai.

Damian Browne Record

Group One: 15

Group Two: 5

Group Three: 21

Listed: 43

Total 84

Best wins:

Al Quoz Stakes - Buffering

Moir Stakes - Buffering (twice)

Winterbottom Stakes - Buffering (twice)

VRC Classic - Buffering

Manikato Stakes - Buffering

Blue Diamond - Earthquake

Blue Diamond - Pride of Dubai

Queensland Oaks - Quintessential

Kingsford Smith Cup - Impending

South Australian Derby - Cheviot

Trentham Action Auto Stakes - No Mean City

Karaka Millions - Hard Line

NZ St Leger - Guns At Five

ENDS

I  wish him good health and happiness he was a very competitive jockey ........hopes  to find a place in the media.
Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2019-Apr-30, 07:17 PM Reply #241 »
Good luck with trying to get a job in the media (aka  Sky Channel ) Not a good enough sort and far too good a jockey (W Harris exempted )

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« 2019-Apr-30, 11:53 PM Reply #242 »


Damian Browne in the media?

Would love to see it but it wont happen -- he talks too straight to fit in an industry that 'owns' its media and does not generally allow straight shooting.

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« 2019-May-01, 09:37 AM Reply #243 »
Probably not a lot of media opportunities on offer although a lot of other former hoops  have secured positions  ..... Damian would have built up many connections so  he has all the credentials necessary to be licensed as a jockey manager that' may be  a better option for him to consider....he'll do whatever he thinks is best for him..good luck in whatever path he decides to follow. :thumbsup:

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