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Offline westie

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O.P. « 2007-Sep-13, 04:58 PM »
Age does not weary 'Super' Lyle  

13 September 2007
Racing NSW
 
Racing NSW's Mark Brassel writes that 'super veteran' rider Lyle Weaver will make one of his rare raceday appearances at Saturday's Newcastle race meeting.
 
Weaver, who turns 70 years-of-age next autumn, has jumped in to help out local trainers at the 'closed' program with two mounts on Saturday; one for the Paul Perry stable and another for the Kris Lees camp.
 
Weaver would have to be classed in the 'super veteran' category as he stands well ahead of 'youngsters' like Danny Frahm (61yo) and co.
 
Weaver has been booked to ride Visteal for Perry in the opening race (JMC Building Maiden Plate, 1500m), and Magic Quinn for Lees in race 3 (Motor Traders Association Maiden, 1200m).
 
The spritely hoop is probably best known as trackwork rider and constant companion for top sprinter Choisir when the horse made a trailblazing trip to the UK back in June 2003. Its history Choisir swept all before him during the Royal Ascot carnival ensuring the racing world sat up and took notice of Aussie gallopers.
 
Weaver is not often seen riding on racedays but continues to play his trade with each passing year riding trackwork on the Broadmeadow circuit.
 
A brief summary of his 'recent' riding record follows:-
 
Racing Season Riding Record
 
1993-94 rode 2 winners
 
1994-95 no rides
 
1995-96 no rides
 
1996-97 rode 2 winners
 
1997-98 1 ride
 
1998-99 1 ride
 
1999-00 4 rides
 
2000-01 3 rides
 
2001-02 6 rides
 
2002-03 no rides
 
2003-04 no rides
 
2004-05 1 ride

2005-06 no rides
 
2006-07 2 rides

Offline westie

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« 2007-Sep-13, 06:31 PM Reply #1 »
It would be worth being there just to see him ride.

Offline gratlog

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« 2007-Sep-13, 06:48 PM Reply #2 »
I thought Tony Erhart was going OK.

He's the same age as me-60.
   

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« 2007-Sep-13, 08:08 PM Reply #3 »
Yep was a great apprentice when the later were senior's but I felt he never got to the heights of Arthur Lister, Colin O'Neil or even Doug Messingham.  Still he is a true senior rider now.

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« 2007-Sep-13, 08:37 PM Reply #4 »
Never know who we are talking to on these forums, but I hear Arthur has a good book out.
  Wonder where we could buy it.
Any info would be appreciated.

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« 2007-Oct-18, 04:03 PM Reply #5 »
gratlog
if you want a copy of arthur listers book i can get one for you
regards jim curran

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« 2007-Oct-18, 05:19 PM Reply #6 »
Jimbo, thanks mate. I replied to your email before.  Just let me know how much I owe you.

Offline InTheKnow

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« 2009-Jul-31, 12:08 PM Reply #7 »
Aust oldest Jockey riding at Musswellbrook today

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« 2009-Jul-31, 12:11 PM Reply #8 »
Aust oldest Jockey riding at Musswellbrook today


lyle weaver,think hes 72-3

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« 2009-Jul-31, 12:12 PM Reply #9 »
sorry,should've read opening post

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« 2009-Aug-01, 09:05 PM Reply #10 »
i was right the 1st time,hes 73

Offline westie

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« 2009-Aug-01, 09:13 PM Reply #11 »
DJ
Of course you were correct the first time the original post was 13 September 2007  8-).

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« 2009-Aug-01, 09:14 PM Reply #12 »
I saw Tony Erhart listed for a ride the other day - he must be getting on a bit.

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« 2009-Aug-01, 09:22 PM Reply #13 »
Sorry grats - just read the whole thread.  :embarrassed:

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« 2009-Aug-01, 09:23 PM Reply #14 »
DJ
Of course you were correct the first time the original post was 13 September 2007  8-).
 :lol:   :lol:   :lol:  like i said,i should've read the post



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