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Offline monologue

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O.P. « 2011-Feb-01, 10:00 PM »
Has jimbo lost a leg or something?

See he only has 3 rides for Eagle Farm tomorrow.

Too good a jockey to be watching from the stand.
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« 2011-Feb-01, 11:22 PM Reply #1 »
:what:

Would have thought Pane In The Glass would have only promoted him if anything...

Jimmy: who gives a shit about Brissie mate, this filly can take you to the big stage :yes:

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« 2011-Feb-02, 06:32 AM Reply #2 »
:what:

Would have thought Pane In The Glass would have only promoted him if anything...

Jimmy: who gives a shit about Brissie mate, this filly can take you to the big stage :yes:

We do :bleh:

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« 2011-Feb-02, 05:08 PM Reply #3 »

Jimmy: who gives a shit about Brissie mate, this filly can take you to the big stage :yes:


You're kidding right? She'll get lapped when she meets the real 2 yr olds this season.

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« 2019-Feb-05, 07:13 PM Reply #4 »
Bad news for Jim Byrne having surgery tomorrow to fix his injured shoulder expects to be off for some time hope he recovers more quickly than opined by ther medico.

https://justracing.com.au/2019/02/05/jockey-jim-byrne-to-have-shoulder-surgery/


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« 2019-May-02, 06:36 PM Reply #5 »
JIM BYRNE RIDES TRACKWORK AFTER INJURY
Thursday 02 May, 2019
 
Mark Oberhardt
 
Leading Brisbane jockey Jim Byrne has ridden trackwork as he gets closer to a return from injury.

Leading Brisbane jockey Jim Byrne has taken the first step towards a timely return to the saddle.

Byrne rode three horses in work at Eagle Farm on Thursday morning and was happy with the results.

"If it was off-season I would be pushing it. But I am still a couple of weeks off coming back. You have to be 100 per cent in the carnivals and I am not that yet," Byrne said.

"For all that, this morning was about as good as I could expect. I still need to improve the strength but I am getting there."

Byrne has not ridden since winning on two-year-old Garibaldi at Eagle Farm on February 2.

He aggravated a shoulder injury which needed surgery and then rehabilitation.

Byrne has been keen to get back for the winter carnival but filled in his time painting his house.

"I wanted to give it a good sound-out on Thursday morning and take it from there," he said.

"Hopefully I will be back for some part of the winter carnival."

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« 2019-Jun-09, 07:06 PM Reply #6 »
JIM BYRNE SET TO RETURN FROM INJURY
Sunday 09 June, 2019
 
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Brisbane's Jim Byrne makes his return to riding at Doomben after an injury lay-off of four months.

Five-time champion Brisbane jockey Jim Byrne is looking to make a successful late appearance at the winter carnival on his favourite track, Ipswich.

He will make his return to race riding at Doomben on Wednesday and then hopes to have close to a full book at Ipswich on Saturday for the Cup meeting.

Byrne has not ridden in a race since winning on Garibaldi at Eagle Farm on February 2 when he aggravated a shoulder injury.

He has had surgery on the shoulder and has been easing himself back by riding in barrier trials for the past three weeks.

Byrne has won the Brisbane metropolitan premiership five times and is also regarded as the King of Ipswich where has won nine jockeys titles.

He has won the Ipswich Cup on three occasions and won every major race at the track.

Byrne's manager Cameron Partington said Byrne had not wanted to rush back for the sake of riding in the carnival.

"He has given his injury every opportunity to heal and he is ready to go," Partington said.

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Be good to see Jim back in the winners circle an asset to the riding ranks. :thumbsup:


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« 2019-Jun-14, 10:57 AM Reply #7 »
Story in the CM today on Jimbo's comeback tomorrow at Ipswich he  is "ready to fire" ....he has 7 rides unfortunately the story doesn't repoduce in concise form like most other stories but the guts of the matter is he's feeling fine thinks  his Cup mount Terra Sancta will give a good sight and is chasing his fourth win in the Eye Liner riding Petrology .....riding weight at 54 is on Sugar Boom .... Pizonie....and Splitter for Tony Gollan..other rides Victory Eight....It Ain't all Honey... and the two above.
Tony Gollan has multiple runners and should have a good day....even a couple of his roughies could figure in the money.

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« 2019-Dec-12, 09:21 AM Reply #8 »


ELDER STATESMAN: Veteran jockey Jim Byrne after his win on Outback Barbie at Doomben last month; (below from left) a much younger rider after winning the 1995 Ipswich Cup and celebrating his victory on Adam in the 1999 Stradbroke.

Brisbane’s premier jockey has some boxes left to tick

FOUR-TIME Brisbane premiership winner Jim Byrne is still at the top of his game 29 years after he first burst on to the scene.

This weekend he hopes to raise a State of Origin flag for Queensland and be the first jockey to win the state’s newest race The Gateway.

Byrne teams with Matt McGillivray at Doomben tomorrow and Eagle Farm on Saturday as the pair try to give Queensland their first win in the Origin Jockey series.

He also has key feature rides this weekend, headed by Outback Barbie in the inaugural running of The Gateway.

Byrne, 48, has assumed the role of Jeff Lloyd as the elder statesman in the jockeys’ room setting the pace for the youngsters, but it’s not a matter of simply turning up each week.

“Trust me, I don’t come home and sit on the couch and think it’s all going to happen for me,” he said.

“I work pretty hard. I do as much training off the track as I do on the track.

“The older you get, you have to work twice as hard as the younger generation to try and keep up with them.

“You recall being young and things didn’t seem too difficult back then. You get a bit older, bones break a bit easier and you tighten up a lot more.

“I guess it comes from experience where you know to keep at the top of your game, you have to work that little bit harder.”

After finishing second in 1990-91, Byrne had to wait until the 1997-98 season to win his first Brisbane premiership and 22 years on, he is leading the way again as he shoots for a fifth title.

Byrne has always maintained premierships are not something he thinks about nor dwells upon, but he does concede being up top certainly helps attract better rides.

“I’m definitely pleased about (being on top), because it means I’m having a decent season,” he said.

“I’ve had support from a lot of good trainers this year and hopefully it continues.”

The Origin series is in many ways luck of the draw, with riders allocated mounts rather than chase or be booked for them, as happens in all other races. Byrne is hoping lady luck is a little kinder this week.

“Unfortunately it has happened to me a bit for Queensland. I think I’ve only won the one Origin race and that was in the first year,” he said.

“It’s a little bit frustrating and you’d like to do better, but I still think it’s a great concept.

“It definitely adds a lot more spice to our summer carnival, in particular a midweek meeting that would otherwise get lost.”

Byrne vividly remembers the wayward young kid he was when he walked into the stables of Pat Duff in the late 1980s and hasn’t forgotten what his master did for him.

“I still call him boss. I think of Pat like my second father,” he said.

“Him and (his late wife) Dina raised me through my teens. He conversed a lot with my father when I was young. I’m sure he was on the phone many a time.

“He’s very respectful and is widely respected throughout Queensland. He’s a very special person.”

Byrne has an adult family of his own. Oldest son Corey (23) is in the navy, his daughters Georgia (21) and Maddison (19) have excelled as athletes in their own right, and youngest son Lachie (18) is a year out of school.

“I’m just so proud of every one of them. And I’m proud of my wife too,” he said.

“I’m away from home two thirds of the time and Rhamie has just been amazing.”

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Jim gives them every chance only when bad luck intervenes does he not run up to expectations.


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« 2019-Dec-19, 09:52 AM Reply #9 »
Bad luck for Jim Byron in a freak accident he sustained a broken leg after being dislodged from Kavak which took fright when Luke Currier was dislodged from Ratline after the horse had won the race other jockeys dislodged weren't seriously injured ....Jim is likely to be out of action for some time.
Stewards Report extract
On pulling up, RATHLIN appeared to take fright and shied, dislodging rider L. Currie. As a consequence, KAVAK (J. Byrne) and WAR MEMORIAL (L. Cassidy) took fright at jockey Currie, also dislodging their respective riders. As the fallen riders were being attended to by paramedics and unable to weigh in, stewards exercised their powers under the provisions of AR208(3)(b) and declared correct weight on the Judge’s placings.
 
After examination by the Club doctor, jockey L. Currie was cleared to fulfil his remaining engagement and riders J. Byrne and L. Cassidy were stood down from their remaining engagements and riding replacements were made as per the Stewards Race Day Summary.

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« 2020-Mar-24, 03:45 PM Reply #10 »
Another set back for Jim Byrne likely to be sidelined again and may require more surgery shocking luck for Jimbo who rode a winner at his comeback ride last week AAP story has the details .


Jim Byrne aggravates leg injury
Tuesday 24 March, 2020
Mark Oberhardt
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Brisbane jockey Jim Byrne has been forced out of the saddle after aggravating a leg injury.

Leading Brisbane jockey Jim Byrne has aggravated a leg injury and will not be able to ride for several weeks even if racing continues.

Australian racing had introduced strict biosecurity measures in an attempt to keep the sport running throughout the coronavirus crisis.

Byrne broke his left leg just below the knee in a fall after the finishing line at Doomben on December 18.

He had a pin inserted in the leg and after intensive rehabilitation was able to resume riding last week.

His leg swelled up badly on Sunday morning, the day after he rode at Eagle Farm.

Byrne visited his doctor on Monday and was told there were problems with the screw in the leg which might require more surgery.

"It is obviously a great pity. I have been swimming two kilometres a day and I rode trackwork for three weeks before resuming race riding," Byrne said.

"I was sure I was right to come back and while it was a bit sore after riding I thought I would be fine.

"But it really blew up on Sunday and it looks like it is something to do with the screw they inserted."

Byrne said at this stage it looked as though he would miss most of the winter carnival which is scheduled to start next month.

Byrne was leading the Brisbane premiership before his injury and added one in his comeback but is now lying fifth with apprentice Baylee Nothdurft i the lead.

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« 2020-Aug-12, 09:30 AM Reply #11 »
Jimbo and Rothfire a combination to be reckoned with ......off to Sydley for the big dollars Good Luck to Jim.... he's a wonderful rider and Rothfire is very genuine a real chance in everything he contests.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/jockey-jim-plans-his-home-away-from-home-with-rothfire-20200811


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« 2020-Nov-20, 08:14 AM Reply #12 »
I'm surprised that Jim has only one ride for Tony Gollan tomorrow in a 9 race card at the Sunshine Coast where Gollan has multiple runners.....Jim is riding Nic Nat Nui in R2 for TG whose other runner is Galtero.... this looks an open race on paper....... Star of Michelin would brain them if at its best and is dropping in class from its last run and is the early favourite ...Jimbo has 7 other rides but only Fleet Dove and Nic Nak Nui are under double figures.......possibly the market framers have let one or more of them under their guard like putting Jonkers out at double figures last week..

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« 2020-Nov-22, 10:30 AM Reply #13 »
Jimbo delivered on Fleet Dove and through misfortune of BN who forfeited the mount on Tokoriki Lad in the last Jimbo got the ride and saluted ...thank goodness... I thought it and Ballistic Boy were good things but both just got there......it surprised me that  Goldsborough was backed as though unbeatable in R6 won by Fleet Dove..I thought it was the lay of the day started long odds on plugged into third .

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« 2021-Apr-11, 04:20 PM Reply #14 »
Jimbo made a rare appearance today Sunday at the Sunny coast one winner so far in R2 on Refero second on Rations in R6 and on Miss Canada in R8.

I liked Incentivise which nosed out Rations but didn't back it.... pity it was well over the odds IMO and will win better races.

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« 2021-Aug-22, 10:25 AM Reply #15 »
Jimbo at theSunny Coast today only one runner today a newcomer from Victoria Ahika in R4

Backmarker made ground without ever looking a winning chance ran 4th has limited ability imo.

Don't think Jimbo would be keen to travel there again to ride this walker.

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« 2021-Aug-22, 10:31 AM Reply #16 »
Arsenal, keep the tips. I like watching them and hoping they get up,  :thumbsup:

Here is another one but not Byrne, in Race 2, Plenty has halved his quote to be around $4. Used to be with Waller from memory.

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« 2021-Oct-19, 08:58 PM Reply #17 »
Eagle chase on as Byrne backflips

TRENTON AKERS

TOP Queensland jockey Jim Byrne will now travel to Sydney to ride top Golden Eagle hope Apache Chase after a change of heart which will see him endure weeks of quarantine.

Byrne last week pulled out of the race to ride the Desleigh Forster-trained speed machine but the lure of a $7.5m race on October 30 proved too much and he will now go through the protocols required by Racing NSW to make the trip south.

Byrne can ride in Queensland this week but the premiership-leading jockey must selfisolate next week before arriving in Sydney.

That means he will not be able to ride during the week in Brisbane.

Making things even more complicated is the fact Byrne is prohibited from catching a commercial flight to Sydney under Racing NSW rules but has to fly back to Queensland in order to enter quarantine.

After applying to Queensland Health last week to quarantine at home upon his return, Byrne had his application knocked back, meaning he will be forced into hotel quarantine for 14 days.

It’s understood Byrne’s close connection to the horse and trainer played a major role in his change of heart.

He wasted to 50.5kg to ride Apache Chase in the Stradbroke Handicap in June after he beat boom horse Ayrton in the Fred Best Classic.
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Who am I to question Jimbo's decision but it's a big ask lots of risk and is the reward worth it ...I don't think so .

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« 2021-Oct-28, 07:57 PM Reply #18 »

Forster to Chase a Golden payday
Apache Chase storms to victory at Eagle Farm for jockey Jim Byrne and (inset) trainer Desleigh Forster.
Pictu Grant Peters/Trackside Photography





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BEWARE the Queenslander.

That is the advice of Brisbane trainer Desleigh Forster as she prepares to take on racing’s biggest names in the $7.5m Golden Eagle in Sydney on Saturday.

Forster is chasing her biggest ever payday, with the $4.1m winner’s cheque monstering that of the $600,000 Chapter And Verse won at the Magic Millions race day in 2019.

Competing against global racing powerhouses with bank balances that look more like telephone numbers, Forster is happy with her $50,000 weapon in the form of Apache Chase, who has taken all before him in Queensland, winning seven from 16 starts.

“I have said it a few times, he has been a cheap buy when you look back now,” she said of Apache Chase, who has won more than $870,000 in prizemoney.

“The owner has been really patient with him so it is paying off now.

“I’m just happy going down there (to Sydney) and doing my thing.

“We have got him right and if he gets down there in one piece it will be good.

“It’s going to be a really big week for us, I just need to get him there and the horse will do the rest for us.”

Punching above his weight is nothing new to Apache Chase – he took down boom horse Ayrton at the winter carnival to book a ticket into the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap in June.

Even with jockey Jim Byrne wasting down to 49.5kg for the Stradbroke ride, Apache Chase knocked up late after being attacked on all fronts up on the speed in what was a brutally run contest.

Rather than dwell on the past, Forster said that performance was simply a case of a horse that had come to the end of his preparation.

Returning as a four-yearold, Apache Chase looks a different horse.

Both trainer and jockey are confident he has an added string to his bow – the ability to settle off a hot speed.

“He ran really well in the Stradbroke,” Forster said.

“They ran quick sectionals in that race because they went hard and he was only beaten three lengths.

“He was a young horse on the way up and was probably at the end of his campaign.

“He had been up for a while going into the Stradbroke.

“He is a much different horse now. He is much bigger and stronger, too.

“Jimmy knows him best and he isn’t one dimensional, he has proven that in his last two starts. He can take a sit if something wants to lead and we think he’s probably better if he has a bunny (to chase).”

Forster will also saddle up Georgie’s Pride in a Benchmark 78 Handicap (1300m) at Rosehill on the day with Byrne also to ride.

GOLDEN EAGLE

$3.70 I’m Thunderstruck

$6 Private Eye

$8.50 Apache Chase

$10 Ellsberg

$14 Count De Rupee, Maximal

$19 Laws Of Indices,

$21 Exoboom, Atishu

$23 Vangelic

$26 Aegon, Aim, Forbidden Love,

$34+ Others

Odds: TAB

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« 2021-Nov-19, 08:17 PM Reply #19 »
Byrne has no regrets with Golden Eagle bid
Jim Byrne went to Sydney to partner Apache Chase in the Golden Eagle. Pictu Nev Madsen


By Trenton Akers
12:59pm • 19 November 2021

After two weeks in hotel quarantine, jockey Jim Byrne says he is enjoying the simple ability to be able to do his job again as he readies for his first Saturday meeting back in the saddle this month.

Byrne made the decision to follow Apache Chase to Sydney to ride in the $7.5m Golden Eagle but in doing so, ruled himself out of riding at home for the best part of a month due to quarantine requirements on both ends.

Now a free man again, Byrne is still adjusting to life outside of hotel quarantine but said the best cure is doing what he loves – riding horses.

“Sitting on the back of (a horse) was really enjoyable, it makes you appreciate doing what you do,” he said of his first four rides back in the saddle at Doomben on Wednesday.

“I had only had a handful of rides for three weeks, I had to isolate six days prior to going down so I didn’t ride during that and then I had four or so rides there before isolating for two weeks here.

“When you come out you don’t feel quite 100 per cent right. It’s not something that’s nice.

“Once you get moving and the ticking of the clock in your head starts again, it starts to come good but it takes some time.

“It feels like you’ve done something wrong, it’s not something I recommend for anyone that’s for sure.

“I thought I was going to need a week to get my head right because you don’t feel yourself but then I rode and the one thing that was nice was riding a horse again.”

After running fourth and collecting $376,000 in prizemoney, Byrne said there are no regrets about making the trip south.

Still in work, Apache Chase will be aimed at The Gateway on December 11 at Eagle Farm which would guarantee him a start in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap next year should he win.

With six rides at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, Byrne said he is looking forward to riding Sir Warwick in the Class 6 Handicap (1200m) who is looking to extend his unbeaten run to five.

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