Danny Beasley granted six-month licence
Singapore Turf Club
Australian Danny Beasley will be the latest new jockey to boost the riding ranks at Kranji. The Singapore Turf Club has granted the 32-year-old Sydney-based rider a six-month visiting jockey’s licence which commences on 1 October 2007 and ends on 31 March 2008.
To date, Beasley, who is currently licensed by Racing New South Wales, has ridden close to 1200 winners, mainly for leading Sydney trainers Gai Waterhouse and Guy Walter. He was also the stable jockey for successful racehorse owner John Singleton.
Among his feature wins are 14 Group 1 races including the Golden Slipper (Polar Success), the Newmarket Handicap (Miss Pennymoney), the Doncaster Handicap and the Queen Elizabeth Stakes with the horse he probably had the best association with, Waterhouse’s brilliant galloper Grand Armee.
'I’m looking forward to it,” Beasley said.
“With the current climate in Sydney it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Beasley, who is married with two children, finished 11th with 26 wins in the 2006-2007 Sydney Metropolitan premiership and currently sits 6th with five wins.
In terms of overseas experience, Beasley has ridden in Hong Kong and Macau, and also enjoyed a brief stint in Ipoh, Malaysia in April 1999 when he rode two winners (including a dead-heat) from 13 rides. He also rode at one Kranji meeting in March 2002, finishing unplaced on Australian raider Bush Padre in the Singapore Classic which has since been discontinued.
Beasley goes to scale at 53kgs.