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Offline westie

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O.P. « 2007-Jun-11, 09:07 PM »
Glen Boss Biography

Three time Melbourne Cup Winner

With a record three back-to-back Melbourne Cup triumphs, Glen Boss is Australia’s most accomplished and successful big-race jockey.

His feats of piloting the great mare Makybe Diva to victories in the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Melbourne Cups not only guaranteed Boss a celebrated place in Australian turf history but rewarded his determination to return to the saddle after a serious race fall threatened his career. His trio of successive wins ensured him a place in racing immortality – no other jockey has achieved this momentous feat in the 144-year history of Australia’s most famous race. Boss has ridden more Group One winners in the past three seasons (2004, 2005 and 2006) than any other jockey.His 2006 tally stands at 10 following six wins during the autumn carnival, headed by Eremein's victories in The BMW, Ranvet and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. His other Group One winning rides were on Racing To Win in the Doncaster Handicap and George Ryder Stakes and Serenade Rose in the AJC Australian Oaks.

Tragedy in Macau

When Glen Boss slipped from his mount in torrential rain on a racetrack in Macau in June 2002 the initial medical verdict pointed to an abrupt ending to his high-profile career.

When he crashed to the turf, Boss suffered two breaks in his neck that could very easily have led to life in a wheelchair. But the prompt action of a crack medical team and one of the world’s top neurosurgeons enabled Boss to make a full recovery and after six months in a neck brace amazingly he was back riding trackwork.

Not only that, but less than six months later, Boss rode Pentastic to fifth place in the 2002 Melbourne Cup.

“I was very lucky that such a skilled medical team was on hand in Hong Kong,” reflects Boss, who is in the prime of his career. “Once I knew that I would achieve a full recovery my determination to ride again took control”.
Determination

Although he has booted home more than 50 Group I winners since his debut as a senior jockey in 1990 in his home state of Queensland, the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Melbourne Cup victories aboard Makybe Diva stand out like a beacon.

“When I won in 2003, I thought ‘thank God I’ve done it’ because it’s every jockey’s ambition to win this race,” says Boss. “Knowing that you ended your career as a top jockey without winning Australia’s No. 1 horse race would leave you with a hollow feeling”.

Twelve months later, Boss lined up for the 3200 metres classic knowing that victory would ensure him a place in Australian turf history.

“Winning in 2004 was an unbelievable experience,” he says. “To me it was ten times a greater achievement than the year before. I just knew that Makybe Diva could do it if the circumstances were right. She’s got a great set of lungs, great temperament and the incredible ability to sprint at the end of two miles”.

When he dismounted after his sensational 2005 journey on the now-retired all-time champion mare, Boss exclaimed: “The final 300 metres was a surreal feeling as I knew she was about to create racing history. I just feel privileged to be her rider. I’m just a small part of this. I’m the lucky bloke they throw onto the saddle and steer her around. She does the job for me. The association I have had with Makybe Diva has been the most exciting part of my professional career. I owe her everything. I told Lee (trainer Lee Freedman) that if we get a soft run and get to the front early in the straight I was going to get on my bike and have them try and chase us down”.

The perfect ride

Hall of Fame trainer Freedman’s view on the Boss factor? “His rides in the Melbourne Cup should be bottled up and studied. They have been perfect rides. He is an excellent big-race jockey. He gets into this ’zone’ he talks about and keeps producing the goods”.

Beaudesert-born Glen Boss has had a special relationship with horses since he was a toddler growing up on the family’s cattle property at Caboolture. As a youngster he won stacks of pony club awards and also did his share of breaking in horses. Leaving school at 15, he moved to Gympie to start his riding apprenticeship and after riding 60 winners in less than 10 months he moved on to the Gold Coast where success followed him. Boss moved to Sydney in 1994 – and that is where his star-studded career really began to flourish. Wins in the Golden Slipper aboard Flying Spur and in the Chipping Norton Stakes riding Telesto in 1995 signalled that a special horseman had arrived on the scene.

Boss regularly exports his talents overseas, winning acclaim in Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, Japan and New Zealand. Away from the track, Boss has contracts with the Seven Network and News Limited, is currently working on his biography that will be released in late 2007 and is an accomplished speaker. Away from the track, Boss has built a steady following with his inspirational presentations in the business sector. A keen all-round sportsman who enjoys playing tennis and golf and watching his favourite rugby league team, the Brisbane Broncos, Boss and his wife Sloane have two children, Tayte and Carter.
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« 2007-Jun-11, 09:09 PM Reply #1 »
Glen Boss is off to Hong Kong with the Jockey Club granting Boss a licence to ride in Hong Kong from 3 July 2007 until 28 January 2008.

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« 2007-Jun-23, 04:57 PM Reply #2 »
From Your Say, Winning Post, 23 June 07

Fourth right   from Greg, Moruya (NSW)

Heard an interview on Radio 2KY recently with John O'Shea and Greg Radley talking about Reigning To Win's inglorious run in the Doomben Cup.

O'Shea said that the horse had had enough, but if Glen (Boss) had ridden him out, he may have run fourth or fifth.

How should the punters (me included) feel who were sweating on him running in the first four, not to mention the few thousand bucks to the owners?

Different strokes for different blokes?

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Yes, well, compared to the penalty for not riding the horse out that Cropp received, this certainly does make one wonder.  Rules for some and rules for others.

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« 2007-Jul-17, 11:00 AM Reply #3 »
Glen Boss "will not ride again in Sydney this season as he prepares to take up a riding contract in Hong Kong next month," reported The Sydney Morning Herald. Boss (who has been hoidaying in the US & had a stopover in Fiji on the way home) "had planned to return to racing on his arrival back in Sydney but has decided instead to take an extended break". His manager Bryan Haskins confirmed: "He'll head to HK nice & fresh & is looking forward to getting there & making an impact."

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« 2007-Sep-20, 01:02 PM Reply #4 »
Glen Boss rode his first Hong Kong winner yesterday aboard Prime Target. 

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« 2007-Sep-20, 06:37 PM Reply #5 »
good,hope he stays there.

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« 2007-Sep-20, 10:15 PM Reply #6 »
Oh dear have you had a bad experience shaun or just hate the guy.

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« 2007-Sep-20, 10:44 PM Reply #7 »
Yh it doesn't sound like he likes him much Westie ;)

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« 2007-Sep-21, 04:24 PM Reply #8 »
the guy is so full of himself he makes me sick.
i reckon he is in the wrong buisness anyway.
with his sales pitch(about himself) he should have been a politician or a used car salesman (just about the same) and then i could tell him to rack off.
AND,if i see him cry ONCE MORE,i swear i'll throw something thru the tele,bloody prima donna IMO.i could have rode Makybe Diva for 3 cups,nothing to do with him.
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« 2007-Sep-21, 07:55 PM Reply #9 »
Shaun
By your remarks it sounds like you hold Boss in the same regard as I do R S Dye, but I will admit the latter has toned down of late.  I can remember Boss winning a Queanbeyan Cup for Gay Waterhouse, he won returned to scale and prior to weighing in, threw up everywhere.

Gotta admit I felt for him, that was back in 1995.
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« 2007-Oct-31, 08:54 PM Reply #10 »
Big story on Boss in last Saturday's "Qweekend" magazine from The Courier-Mail. It almost made me think he was human. (Note that I said almost.)

But then I threw the mag away and went back to thinking of him as FIGJAM again.

As for RS Dye, Westie, we use the initials as other than Raymond Shane.  Not hard to think of what we call him.  Yes, he has toned down and I felt very sorry for him when he had that horrendous fall, but he still doesn't admit to making a mistake, anywhere, any time.

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« 2007-Oct-31, 09:30 PM Reply #11 »
I think that anyone bagging him doesnt know him

Nothing wrong with showing emotions

Nothing wrong with self promotion, that is how Frankie Dettori has become the best

Personalities make the industry so give the guy a break

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« 2007-Nov-05, 07:31 PM Reply #12 »
Ah, Diddles, that's it in a nutshell . . . personalities.

Frankie Dettori is a personality, oozes personality, but also is gracious.

I'd take Dettori any day.

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« 2007-Nov-07, 05:50 PM Reply #13 »

I'm not ashamed to admit to being a Boss fan,what I saw of the home he has provided for his family and the way he works hard to make it a beautiful place for them all in the outer grounds is wonderful,I would bet my last dollar that if he ever found himself in the position Munce has put himself in his family wouldn't go looking for charity to keep that roof over the family's head.  :king:

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« 2008-Apr-10, 07:52 PM Reply #14 »
Glen Boss will return to Sydney from his Hong Kong base on Golden Slipper day to ride the John O'Shea trained Like Me Wild

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« 2008-Jul-31, 05:52 PM Reply #15 »
Looks like he Bossy will be back for good in Sydney next week.  Apparently he misses the blood rush of winning big races at carnival time.

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« 2008-Nov-28, 08:56 PM Reply #16 »
See Boss has seven rides tomorrow, his rides are Happy Knockout for David Hayes in the opening race, Parkour and Jumaana for Peter Moody, I'm A Toff and Geyser Peak for Danny O'Brien, Keeping Score for Michael Hibbs and Justsay Sumthink for Peter Healey.  Should do OK, might. and probably worth a ticket in the jockey chalenge if your into that sort of wagering.
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« 2008-Nov-29, 07:45 AM Reply #17 »
In yesterday's Courier Mail, or was it the day before?, there was a piece about Boss basing himself in Melbourne now. Wasn't interested enough to read the article.

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« 2009-Jan-07, 02:45 PM Reply #18 »
you are a useless sack of shit.

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« 2009-Jan-07, 02:47 PM Reply #19 »
quality post..........


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« 2009-Jan-07, 03:09 PM Reply #20 »
I wonder who has the bigger house ?


  :lol:

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« 2009-Jan-07, 03:11 PM Reply #21 »
Betcha it closer than you think Auth.  ;)

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« 2009-Jan-07, 03:24 PM Reply #22 »
lol ...... so, what do you think of Boss, Araakaan

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« 2009-Jan-08, 02:24 PM Reply #23 »
What a CHAMPION................ 8-)

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« 2009-Jan-08, 05:11 PM Reply #24 »
Went over to New Zealand to ride new year day. but got told he was out partying @ a local night club new years eve. & something like two in the morning he leaves. rode all those horses the next day like a kid having his first day @ the track . was a shocking sight to see they say. :thumbsd:


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