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Offline westie

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O.P. « 2007-Jul-24, 03:00 PM »
Glen Colless
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Offline Bugs

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« 2007-Sep-29, 10:35 PM Reply #1 »
Maybe (mayybeee) coming here for a brief stint.

Offline Max Manewer

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« 2009-Feb-06, 09:14 AM Reply #2 »
Jockey Glen Colless recovering fron a riding accident at Eagle Farm in which he severed two toes when his mount collided with the outside fence. Toes have been surgically re-attached.......ouch!

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« 2009-Feb-06, 09:19 AM Reply #3 »
his missus thinks hes a bit toey than usual

Offline Arsenal

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« 2009-Feb-06, 04:55 PM Reply #4 »
Very bad news  on Glen Colless only hope the surgery is a success.
And Poor old Peter Hutchinson in the wars as well Popped his eye from its socket since replaced but has a broken hand.Wouldn't want to be a jockey although many of these midgets would find it hard to make a living away from racing.

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« 2009-Feb-07, 07:45 AM Reply #5 »
I suppose he'll be spending plenty more time now to on those one arm bandits...which he loves down at the local...  :nowink:

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« 2009-Apr-27, 02:57 PM Reply #6 »
Jockey Glen Colless' long-awaited comeback from a serious foot injury has been overshadowed by his axing in favour of Damien Oliver for Perth stayer Scenic Shot in the Hollindale Stakes.

Colless has been sidelined since a freakish accident when his mount crashed into the outside fence after breaking down badly at Eagle Farm in February.

Two toes on his left foot were almost severed in the mishap but surgeons managed to save them after inserting pins which were removed a fortnight ago.

Colless won last year's Hollindale Stakes (1800m) on Scenic Shot and made an early return to trackwork last week in the belief he would be riding him at the Gold Coast again next Saturday.

However, Colless was told by trainer Danny Morton the six-year-old's owners had reservations about his fitness following his long lay-off and booked Oliver for the Hollindale Stakes.

"I've started riding trackwork again and my foot has held up better than I expected," Colless said.

"My fitness is good and my weight is steady, around 56 kilos, which is good considering the time I've had off.

"It's disappointing I won't be on Scenic Shot but I can understand the owners' view.

"I started riding trackwork last week because I thought I would be on him (Scenic Shot)."

Following their Hollindale success last winter, Colless rode Scenic Shot when the pair finished fourth to Sarrera in the Group One Doomben Cup (2020m) before winning the Group Two O'Shea Stakes (2400m) at Eagle Farm last May.

They then finished fourth to the Bart Cummings-trained Viewed in the Group Two Brisbane Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm last June.

The son of Scenic campaigned without success in Melbourne during the autumn before putting in a sterling effort to finish fifth to Niconero in the Group One Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington last month.

Morton then took Scenic Shot home and after a short ease-up the gelding finished a close third at his latest appearance behind Megatic in the Listed Grandstand Cup (1400m) at Ascot on April 18.

"I think he's every bit as good now compared to last winter when he was in Queensland but I don't think he's a genuine Group One horse," Morton said.

"The Group Two races in Queensland seem to suit him better.

"He'll run in the Hollindale Stakes, the Doomben Cup and then the O'Shea and we'll roll the dice if I'm happy with his form and run him in the Brisbane Cup."

Morton said Oliver's engagement for Scenic Shot was only for the Hollindale Stakes and no rider had yet been engaged for the remainder of his winter campaign.

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« 2009-Oct-21, 01:17 PM Reply #7 »
Jockey Glen Colless will see a specialist next week about amputating a little toe which has been giving him grief.

Colless mutilated his left foot in a freakish accident at Eagle Farm in February when a horse he was riding crashed into the outside rail.

He broke three toes in the incident and surgeons later pinned two of them which were almost severed.

Colless' little toe still troubles him and he was forced to stand down from riding after jamming his left foot against the starting stalls aboard Rasmussen at Eagle Farm 11 days ago.

"The little toe is the worst," Colless said.

"I'm seeing a specialist on the 26th to see if I can have it amputated.

"I spoke to the club doctor about it and he told me I wouldn't be out long if the toe was cut off.

"It's only a toe."

Colless, a three-time winner of the Brisbane jockeys' premiership, has been in superb form lately and rode four winners at Eagle Farm last Saturday.

Three of his winners were for his long-time boss, Gold Coast trainer Alan Bailey.

Colless has contemplated having his toe amputated since the initial accident but resisted while a close friend worked on developing a special guard to protect his foot.

"I'll still need some sort of protection if the toe is amputated," Colless said.

"I've got someone looking at developing some sort of protection that will slip over the foot.

"It would need to be made out of Kevlar or something similar like fibreglass to stand up to being knocked against the barrier.

"Hitting my toe against the barrier is what causes all the grief."

Colless isn't worried about when to have the toe removed as he hasn't received any offers to ride in Melbourne during the spring.

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« 2010-Jan-09, 01:02 PM Reply #8 »
Did Allan Thomas suggest Glen Colless overruled the club vet ?

Offline Bundy

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« 2010-Jan-09, 01:07 PM Reply #9 »
Sounded that way, although he just said he would not ride it.

Big call in one respect. Still, if I was an owner and the jockey thought it wasnt right I would want him to say so.

Cannot see where he has ridden the horse before.

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« 2010-Jan-09, 01:10 PM Reply #10 »
Did Allan Thomas suggest Glen Colless overruled the club vet ?

The vet probably laid it   :biggrin:

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« 2010-Jan-09, 01:14 PM Reply #11 »
Did Allan Thomas suggest Glen Colless overruled the club vet ?

Sounded like the stewards listened to the jock. I'm happy enough with that.

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« 2010-Jan-09, 01:16 PM Reply #12 »
Sounded like the stewards listened to the jock. I'm happy enough with that.

I am 100% happy with it, Has it happened before, I certainly can not recall it ?

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« 2010-Jan-09, 01:18 PM Reply #13 »
Last week in Sydney, J Cassidy said News Alert didn't feel right on the way to the barrier, vet had a look on jocks advice and horse came out.

Stable reported back on Monday to stewards that horse found to be lame although had worked well prior.

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« 2010-Jan-09, 01:21 PM Reply #14 »
Would Colless do the same if he was on the Melbourne Cup favourite?


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