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Steve M

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« 2011-Sep-24, 09:08 AM Reply #75 »
Smart Missile?

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« 2011-Sep-24, 09:30 AM Reply #76 »
Oops meant Smart Missile :shy:

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« 2011-Sep-24, 11:50 AM Reply #77 »
 8-)

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« 2012-Nov-11, 10:30 AM Reply #78 »
Glen Boss congrats on an OK carnival,not as many winners that we're accustomed to but you did supply me with the quote of the year when interviewed after the Emirates ride on He's Remarkable "He's a 5yo stallion who is gay" brilliant Goss at his best.  :lol:   :lol:

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« 2013-Oct-11, 07:23 AM Reply #79 »
A hint dropped on TVN to look out for a HUGE jockey change in the Melb Cup,I can't think of any bigger than Boss and his ride,surely not a change here.????.

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« 2013-Oct-13, 05:15 PM Reply #80 »
Gee Boss hasn't ridden a good race all spring in town but today rode a corker to win the Cranbourne Cup,I took him in the Star Stable and he has contributed almost nothing to my 1.8mil after two rounds,if I drop him he will get form you could bet. :mad:

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« 2013-Oct-13, 06:07 PM Reply #81 »
A hint dropped on TVN to look out for a HUGE jockey change in the Melb Cup,I can't think of any bigger than Boss and his ride,surely not a change here.????.

The rumour is Boss is looking to get off PDL in the cup to ride Voleuse de Coeurs

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« 2013-Oct-13, 07:33 PM Reply #82 »
Anyone know why he stopped riding Hazard at the 200m yesterday? Did it go amiss?

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« 2013-Oct-13, 07:55 PM Reply #83 »
Anyone know why he stopped riding Hazard at the 200m yesterday? Did it go amiss?

from the stewards   8-)

G Boss, rider of Hazard which weakened in the straight, believes that the mare would be better ridden with cover however in the straight did not appear to let down and may be feeling the effects of the firmer track conditions.  A post race veterinary of Hazard revealed no abnormalities.

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« 2013-Oct-14, 08:26 AM Reply #84 »
Gee Boss hasn't ridden a good race all spring in town but today rode a corker to win the Cranbourne Cup,I took him in the Star Stable and he has contributed almost nothing to my 1.8mil after two rounds,if I drop him he will get form you could bet. :mad:

Yeah his ride on PAKAL was fantastic as was his ride earlier in the day on NOBLE STAR - loved how he looked sideways as he went past them even though he was only a few metres from the line and barely in front, but had momentum up.

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« 2013-Oct-14, 06:15 PM Reply #85 »
Just as much as a headscratcher is why so many others choose not to be close inside when it provided every winner on day.

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« 2013-Oct-14, 09:12 PM Reply #86 »
Just as much as a headscratcher is why so many others choose not to be close inside when it provided every winner on day.

Just as much as a headscratcher as why everyone didn't see this coming a mile off when you run a Friday night meeting rail out 9M and move the rail back to true on Sunday.

We warned about it Sunday morning on our website as did quite a few other people.

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« 2013-Nov-16, 11:34 AM Reply #87 »
Glen..the carnival is over and now you ride a winner..beat me I had All Sewn Up another 2nd. :mad:

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« 2019-May-19, 10:50 PM Reply #88 »
Heard Boss is coming back to Australia.

It will be interesting to see where he will be based and will he get rides.

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« 2019-May-20, 01:49 PM Reply #89 »
Heard an interview with him last week.

He said initially Melbourne but would see whether good rides are forthcoming and what the family wants before
deciding permanently

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« 2021-Nov-21, 07:03 PM Reply #90 »
Interesting news with him not riding yesterday but riding Spanish Mission. After missing out on Incentivise due to border restrictions, he missed out on the 3 G1s so big change of fortune as May have picked some other rides too. Wonder if this will be the end for him this season.

https://www.news.com.au/sport/superracing/glen-boss-aiming-for-big-spring-carnival-finish-with-spanish-mission-in-zipping-classic/news-story/6590812102f7eb170dafc9d71f667781

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« 2021-Nov-25, 09:48 PM Reply #91 »

Boss ............. good ............. bordering on very good ..............



................but ......... among others...... do not forget Republic Lass / Australasian Oaks 2002

Glen Boss's winning ride on Republic Lass in yesterday's AJC Australian Oaks proved costly when he was outed for seven meetings and fined $10,000.

Boss was charged with shifting out at the 300 metres, taking the running of favourite Sixty Seconds.


 Can someone post the replay, please?



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« 2021-Nov-26, 09:01 AM Reply #92 »

Wonder if this will be the end for him this season.


Gee's the don't do anything by half measures - gone and got him retired   :lol:

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« 2021-Nov-26, 12:34 PM Reply #93 »
Glen Boss retires: ‘I found myself not fully invested’
Three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Glen Boss has announced his retirement.
Three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Glen Boss has announced his retirement.
By Gilbert Gardiner
12:38am • 26 November 2021
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Australian racing legend and showman Glen Boss will look to end his career with a fairytale win aboard short-priced favourite Spanish Mission in Saturday’s $750,000 Group 2 Herald Sun Zipping Classic at Caulfield.

Speaking to News Corp on Thursday night after announcing his retirement, Boss, whose illustrious career included three Melbourne Cups on Makybe Diva and four Cox Plate wins, said “it’s time” to embark on the “next chapter”.

“It’s been something I’ve been thinking about for a little while,” Boss said.

“I made a promise to myself many years ago, if I got to this point I would make a decision.

“I’m never been the type of person to sit on the fence. It’s time.

“To compete at the level I want to and I’m used to, and what’s required to compete at that level, you got to be all chips in. You got to be more than 100 per cent.

“I found myself just recently not fully invested and that was (the moment).”

Racehorse Makybe Diva winning the 2005 Melbourne Cup at Flemington in Melbourne, jockey Glen Boss.

Glen Boss riding Makybe Diva to her third Melbourne Cup in 2005.

The friendship with prominent owners, Brae Sokolski and Ozzie Kheir, who bought into Queensland-bred Incentivise, led to the Spanish Mission call-up “out of the blue”.

Sokolski and Kheir acquired Spanish Mission after the international finished third in the Melbourne Cup behind their champion Verry Elleegant and challenger Incentivise.

Boss wanted to give Sokolski a heads-up about the retirement plans out of respect and finished up with the Spanish Mission swan song.

“He said no, no, no, no, ‘I‘ve got one more mission for you to do’,” Boss said.

“The fact they bought this horse (Spanish Mission) and said he‘s running in the Zipping, I thought you know what? It would be such a fitting thing to do.”

Glen Boss, pictured at The Valley this, is eyeing one final win in the Zipping Classic on Saturday.

News Corp last Thursday revealed the 90-time Australian Group 1 winner Boss had been weighing up his future after moving back to Melbourne recently.

Only Damien Oliver (126), George Moore (119), Roy Higgins (108), Jim Cassidy (100) and Hugh Bowman (100) have won more Australian Group 1s races than Boss.

Boss dreamt of a “mic drop” at Caulfield earlier in the spring, after securing the ride on eventual Caulfield Cup winner Incentivise.

But border bureaucracy and Northern Territory quarantine approval backflip thwarted spring plans.

“My real vision, and life isn’t all about rainbows and sugar, I was going to come back here and ride Incentivise and win my Caulfield Cup, it was my drop the mic moment,” Boss said.

“It (retirement) was always going to happen, but that (Incentivise ride) never happened, that’s life and you got to roll with the punches.”


Boss won the Everest (Yes Yes Yes) and Cox Plate (Sir Dragonet) last year for Sokolski and Kheir.

His legacy however remains the three consecutive Melbourne Cups aboard Makbye Diva in 2003, 2004 and 2005. It was an unprecedented feat unlikely to ever be repeated.

Boss, a winner of more than 2400 races and $200m prizemoney for connections, has Makybe Diva without peer as the “pinnacle” of his career.

“The standout was being introduced to that athlete (Makybe Diva), the victories were a by-product of what was an amazing association with an incredible athlete,” Boss said.

“As a kid growing up watching Kingston Town videos and Greg Childs on his great mare (Sunline), you dreamt of one day hopefully be associated with something of that ilk.

“Getting to the point you were living it, that‘s the most important that ever happened to me.”

Horseracing - 2009 Tatts Cox Plate race at Moonee Valley - Race 8 Cox Plate - Jockey Glen Boss gives horse trainer Bart Cummings a kiss after his win aboard racehorse So You Think.

Boss kisses Bart Cummings after winning the 2009 Cox Plate with So You Think.

Boss won seven Group 1s on Makybe Diva.

“The introduction to that amazing athlete and going along for the ride, the journey was bigger than the victories,” he said.

“The victories were the icing on the cake, it‘s the journey that means so much more to me.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to explain this to people in the future, the victory is the five per cent at the end. The 95 per cent (building up to that) are the memories you have.”

After Saturday, Boss will start a new media role with Ladbrokes Australia.

“I feel like I‘m still quite young and I’ve still got a lot of energy and there’s a lot of things I want to do, my race riding career is probably only going to be a chapter in my life,” Boss said.

“I’m excited about what’s to come … Ladbrokes is going to give me the platform to do what I need to do next.


“I’ve got a lot of ideas … I think that’s what’s given me the incentive to retire.

“I really think I can make some changes in our sport … I just needed a platform to be able to project that in a really positive way, so hopefully Ladbrokes are going to give me that platform to do it.”

Sydney Racing: The Everest

Glen Boss celebrates after winning The Everest in 2019. Pictu Getty Images

GLEN BOSS’ FACT FILE AND CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Age: 52

Starts: 18,901*

Career prizemoney: $203m*

Wins: 2406*

Group 1s wins: 90

Group 2s wins: 62*

Group 3s wins: 78

Listed wins: 144

Places: 4088*

Best horse: Makybe Diva

First Group 1 win: Telesto, 1994 Chipping Norton Stakes at Warwick Farm

50th Group 1 win: Eremein, 2006 Rawson (Ranvet) Stakes at Rosehill

MAJOR G1 WINS

Doncaster Handicap (seven) – 1996, 2004, 2006-08, 2015 and 2019

Cox Plate (four) – 2005, 2009, 2012 and 2020

AJC Oaks (four) – 1997, 2002, 2006 and 2020

Epsom Handicap (four) – 2000, 2006, 2010 and 2019

Rawson (Ranvet) Stakes (four) – 1999, 2003, 2006, 2011

Melbourne Cup (three) – 2003-5

Toorak Handicap (three) – 2001-02 and 2015

Golden Slipper (two) – 1995 (his 2nd Group 1 winner) and 2008

OTHER WINS

2020 The Everest

2020 The Golden Eagle

ACHIEVEMENTS

Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductee 2015

Racing Victoria Scobie Breasley Medal 2010

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Good luck to him has had a fantastic career and only 52 lot of living to do.......his rides have dried up lately sits in the jockeys room having only one or two rides 

Giddy Up :no1:


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« 2021-Nov-26, 07:59 PM Reply #94 »
 Yes a bit of a "mug lair " at times. But gee when you were as good as him ; so what. It is the  mug lairs without the results who cheese you off. How is that tennis player Bernard , whatever his name ; was going ?

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« 2021-Nov-26, 08:26 PM Reply #95 »
I  go for the horse long before the jockey.....but G Boss absolutely crucified Ocean Park in the 2012 Rosehill Guineas.,
I'll never forget it .....what a shocker!....it was 4kg claiming standard.
https://youtu.be/ptdiG7WBFGI

It was an incredible run and that's why Boss stuck solid all through Ocean Park's Melbourne spring assault.

He's had a very successful career all the same.....well done to him!

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« 2021-Nov-26, 09:03 PM Reply #96 »
I guess he could have just sat back at the tail of a dawdling pace and prayed for luck :chin:

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« 2021-Nov-26, 09:21 PM Reply #97 »
I'm certain if he knew how good Ocean Park was he wouldn't have taken that option.....it was his 1st ride on him.
I just counted his whip strikes......oh boy.....he never had the big windmill whip action all the same.

He knew himself how bad it was because he kept referring to it in his after race interviews, every time in fact.
For me it was "yeah Glen, tell me about it"

Great little horse was Ocean Park.


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