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Offline Gintara

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« 2009-Jan-08, 06:37 PM Reply #25 »
Anyone hear KY on Monday morning? 'Tommy from Campbelltown' mentioned the old 'Bring back Bossy thread' on the TNHRCF.

He suggested bringing him back to so he could take Nickolic with him back to Vic with him.

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« 2009-Jan-08, 08:25 PM Reply #26 »
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:

Would be interested in who 'they say' were.

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« 2009-Jan-09, 09:20 PM Reply #27 »
  :lol:  I've seen 4kg claiming apprentices ride out a horse better than Boss just did on wehaveadream in the last at the valley.

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« 2009-Jan-09, 09:49 PM Reply #28 »
Was horrible.

Why on earth did he stop riding for a couple of strides near the finish?

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« 2009-Jan-11, 11:00 AM Reply #29 »
boss seems he is either the best or the worst there is no in
between with the guy

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« 2009-Apr-27, 02:37 PM Reply #30 »
Boss out for six meetings, Rawiller defends charge
Brad Waters
Saturday, 25 April 2009

Randwick stewards suspended big race specialist Glen Boss for six meetings after charging him with careless riding on Saturday.

Boss pleaded guilty to the charge after shifting in shortly after the start aboard Joe Blow in the Tabcorp Handicap (2000m), interfering with Tye Angland’s mount Universal Colours.

Stewards suspended Boss for six meetings with his penalty to begin on May 3 and end at midnight on May 15.

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« 2009-Jun-15, 11:10 AM Reply #31 »
Boss to ride in American Oaks
Brad Waters
Monday, 15 June 2009


Noted big race rider Glen Boss will be off on a United States mission after riding at Saturday’s Moonee Valley meeting.

Boss will fulfil his commitments in Melbourne on Saturday before heading to the US to ride Kiwi filly Puttanesca in the American Oaks at Hollywood Park.

"I got a call from the owners last week to ask if I would be interested in riding Puttanesca in America," Boss told the Daily Telegraph.

"I've never ridden in the States before and jumped at the chance - it's always been a goal of mine to ride over there.”

Puttanesca is trained by Matamata trainer Wayne Hillis and has won two races from 10 starts, including a Group II success in the Royal Stakes in January.

Anamato from the David Hayes stable finished third in the American Oaks in 2007 when ridden by Michael Rodd.

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« 2009-Jun-15, 02:00 PM Reply #32 »
 Glen Boss has decided not to ride in Brisbane on Saturday, preferring to remain in Melbourne for the meeting at Moonee Valley.

Boss was reported to have accepted the ride on Queensland Guineas winner Express Air in the Group One Winter Stakes.

He was offered the ride but after considering options has preferred to stay in Melbourne.

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« 2009-Jun-30, 09:36 AM Reply #33 »
Boss Booked For 12 Rides In US This Weekend
Melbourne-based jockey Glen Boss (due to ride 3YO New Zealand filly Puttanesca in next weekend's US Gr1 American Oaks at Hollywood Park in California) "is expected to have at least 12 rides" over the 3 days of the Friday, Saturday & Sunday meeting, reported The Age. Boss confirmed: "An agent over there contacted me with a fair amount of bookings & we're just going through the process of confirming them, but it's been a good response. It's always been an ambition to ride in the States. I have visited there but never ridden, so it's pretty exciting."

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« 2009-Jul-07, 10:13 AM Reply #34 »
Boss out of luck in American Oaks
Brad Waters
Monday, 6 July 2009


Australian jockey Glen Boss’s United States odyssey has started on a disappointing note with his American Oaks ride Puttanesca failing to beat a runner home in the Group I race at Hollywood Park.

Puttanesca was having her final start for Kiwi trainer Wayne Hillis and despite Boss giving the New Zealand Group II winner a decent ride in the early and middle stages, Puttanesca quickly dropped out of contention with 600 metres to run.

The race was taken out by the $3 favourite Gozzip Girl, trained by New Yorker Tom Albertrani, after the filly exploded away from her rivals in the last 200 metres to score by three lengths.

Puttanesca will stay in America to continue her career in the care of American trainer Julio Canani.

Meanwhile, Boss is considering an offer to ride at lucrative meetings at the Del Mar racetrack in San Diego later this month.

Boss is weighing the offer to ride in America opposed to riding in Melbourne as the good class gallopers return from spells to begin their spring preparations.

He is expected to ride Profound Beauty when the Irish-trained mare returns to Australia to contest the Melbourne Cup

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« 2009-Jul-20, 12:17 PM Reply #35 »
Bossy's back at Moonee Valley
Brad Waters
Monday, 20 July 2009


A refreshed and focussed Glen Boss will return to the saddle after his taste of American racing at Saturday’s Melbourne meeting at Moonee Valley.

Boss made the trip to America to ride Puttanseca for Kiwi trainer Wayne Hillis and ,despite the filly not performing to expectations, the triple Melbourne Cup-winning jockey said the experience was enormously beneficial.

“It was a good trip for me. I made a lot of good contacts and met some of America’s leading trainers,” Boss said. “I had a few offers to ride at Del Mar but the logistical side of it wouldn’t work.”

“It would have been a great month of racing but it was at the time the good horses were coming back down here.”

Since returning to Australia, Boss has been joined by his wife and children who have moved to Melbourne from Sydney.

“It’s great having them here with me,” Boss said. “For the last six or seven months things have been fairly disjointed living apart and travelling and that sort of thing but we’re all here now which is fantastic.”

Boss said he hasn’t looked at a form guide or watched a race and he is keen to get back into the saddle which he will do at Tuesday’s Caulfield trackwork.

“I’ve been well away from racing,” Boss said. “I took the family to the snow for a week last week and haven’t been near a race result or anything like that. I’m refreshed and looking forward to getting back into it.”

Boss also said he will remain in Melbourne for the entire spring carnival and rated himself “unlikely” to venture to Sydney for the early spring carnival.

“I’ll be in Melbourne unless an absolute superstar comes along and goes to Sydney,” he said. “There’s not much point in me going to Sydney for their carnival.

“I’m focussed on Melbourne. It’s where I and my family have made our home now.”

Anyone wishing to book Boss can contact his manager Brendan Cormick on 0433 152 682.

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« 2009-Jul-20, 12:26 PM Reply #36 »
What is the lightest weight that he can get down to without doing too much harm?

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« 2009-Jul-20, 12:49 PM Reply #37 »
not sure gratlog but think he is one of the few who is a natural lightweight.

his listed riding weight is 51kg

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« 2009-Oct-16, 02:01 AM Reply #38 »
Glen Boss says he was forced to leave Sydney for Melbourne

GLEN Boss, the nation's most successful big-race rider this decade, revealed he had no option but to abandon Sydney racing because he felt betrayed by a number of owners and trainers.

The champion jockey, triumphant after another Group One success in the Thousand Guineas on Irish Lights at Caulfield midweek, says he has no regrets about leaving Sydney and now calling Melbourne home.

"I couldn't have stayed in Sydney even if I wanted to," Boss told The Daily Telegraph last night. "There were too many daggers - I'm still getting them out of my back."

Boss has placed his Sydney home on the market and is hunting for a

house in Melbourne, where he plans to raise his family. "Melbourne's home now," he said. "We still haven't bought a house here yet, but Sloane and the kids have settled in well."

Reflecting on the reasons for his disappointing exit from Sydney racing, Boss said he had been promised rides when he returned from Hong Kong in August last year from some owners and trainers that never came.

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Boss, who is on Ready To Lift in the $2.5 million Caulfield Cup tomorrow, had ridden for a season in Hong Kong and still has trouble understanding why he could not re-establish himself in Sydney.

"I can't tell you why it was like that, but, you know, I didn't let it bother me," he said.

"I'm a positive person and I just said to myself it was time to move on. When one door closes, another two open."

Boss moved to Melbourne late last year and said the challenge of breaking into the competitive riding ranks in that city had driven him to succeed.

"I've only just begun here in Melbourne," Boss declared. "I feel like I've just started to get back to where I was in Sydney before I left for Hong Kong. It has taken a lot of hard work but I'm getting there now."

His win on Irish Lights in the Thousand Guineas on Wednesday was his second major this season, after he rode Turffontein to win the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes last month. He continued his hot winning streak partnering Savquaw to win the Moe Cup yesterday.

Boss admitted the rejection by key players in Sydney racing had plunged him into self-doubt.

And the jockey renowned for being impervious to pressure admitted to feeling "unusually nervous" before his win on Irish Lights.

"It's been a while since I've had a headline act like Irish Lights and there was pressure on me to perform," he said.

"The Thousand Guineas was an important race for me as well as for (trainer) David Hayes and the owners. I knew it was up to me to get the job done."

Boss confessed he was unsure of his tactics on Irish Lights right up until the start of the race.

"When we jumped and they weren't going hard, I decided to be positive and push forward on her," Boss said.


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« 2009-Oct-16, 08:34 AM Reply #39 »
He declared bluntly: "I couldn't have stayed in Sydney even if I wanted to. There were too many daggers - I'm still getting them out of my back!"

ahh gotta luv sydney....NOT !

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« 2009-Oct-16, 09:03 AM Reply #40 »
What a sook.

He rode in Sydney and couldnt ride a winner, didnt ride well and the trainers wouldnt put him on. Wonder whose fault that was.

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« 2009-Oct-16, 09:13 AM Reply #41 »
Plenty more to it than this garbage. He rubbed plenty the wrong way, accepting for rides then pulling out because he thought he'd found a better option, opting out of commitments half way into a prep, in the end his word meant nothing so plenty dropped him and plenty of others cottoned on that he was all too hard. He burnt some pretty influential relationships.

And don't think it's just Sydney, there's a few stables in Melb who haven't touched him as well who've been burnt before.

Boss should have had a look in the mirror, shut his mouth and just put his head down and let hard work and success rebuild his career instead of wanting to snipe at others.

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« 2009-Oct-16, 09:37 AM Reply #42 »
dur triples, like most of the "high profile" jocks haven't done the same

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« 2009-Oct-16, 09:46 AM Reply #43 »
It's actually not that straight forward know it all.

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« 2009-Oct-16, 10:01 AM Reply #44 »
I like him on in big races.

Midweeks.....that's an entirely different kettle of fish.

Just a gut feel, someone will probably blow me out of the water with stats.

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« 2009-Oct-16, 10:25 AM Reply #45 »
 

Not to blow you out of the water Geoff...just to satisfy my own curiosity as well.

These stats are all for Vic racing from 1/1/09 to 11/10/09

 

Weekday Rides Wins
Sunday 60 11
Monday 28 3
Tuesday 19 6
Wednesday 131 10
Thursday 110 10
Friday 60 9
Saturday 141 10

 
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« 2009-Oct-16, 10:25 AM Reply #46 »
It's actually not that straight forward know it all.

oh really, please elaborate then so i may understand  :sad:

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« 2009-Oct-16, 12:05 PM Reply #47 »
Bundy

Are those Thursday numbers right?

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« 2009-Oct-16, 12:35 PM Reply #48 »
Absolutely Geoff.  :lol:  (now)


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« 2009-Oct-16, 12:44 PM Reply #49 »
i have no problem with him he's had a few rides for me and i've been happy with him and he allways says g/day when i see him but doesn't mean he remembers me lol


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