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O.P. « 2007-Jun-29, 06:07 PM »
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« 2007-Jul-31, 12:02 PM Reply #1 »
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Michael Rodd will be the new rider for top line galloper Apache Cat in his return bout with Haradasun in the $100,000, Group III, WFA Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

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« 2007-Aug-02, 12:27 PM Reply #2 »
No real surprise to see jockey Michael Rodd announcing that his stint as fulltime rider for prominent owner Lloyd Williams is over.

Rodd said: 'I rang Lloyd on Monday and had a good chat with him about spreading my wings...With the spring carnival approaching quickly, I need to get out and about to other stables and broaden my horizons.'

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« 2007-Aug-02, 12:29 PM Reply #3 »
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Michael Rodd will be the new rider for top line galloper Apache Cat in his return bout with Haradasun in the $100,000, Group III, WFA Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield on Saturday.

Nice pickup ride too .. i'll be having something on him to beat Harada  8-)

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« 2009-Jun-29, 10:44 AM Reply #4 »
Rodd says Winter Championship ride is a no-brainer
Brad Waters
Monday, 29 June 2009


In-form jockey Michael Rodd said Saturday’s surprise VRC Winter Championship heat win of Sand Sweeper would not sway him from riding Davcon in Saturday’s $150,000 final at Flemington.

Rodd positioned Sand Sweeper right behind the speed before grinding out a tough win to justify stable confidence to score at $51 but Rodd is firmly committed to riding the Heath Conners-trained Davcon.

“I won’t be jumping off Davcon for any horse in the Winter Championship final,” Rodd said. “He’s got a little touch of class and no matter how the track comes up, wet or dry, he’ll be competitive.”

Rodd has formed a terrific partnership with the Mornington stable of Peter Healey in recent weeks but said he couldn’t consider the stable’s Winter Championship contenders Mr Sargood and Justsay Sumthink as possible mounts for the final.

“If Justsay Sumthink went into the final, she would probably get in too light for me,” Rodd said. “Mr Sargood may be a little short of the class required to win a race like this.

“Sand Sweeper will probably be looking for jumps already if he backed up in the final so the choice to ride Davcon was a pretty simple one really.”

Rodd said the Winter Championship Final mount on Davcon was the only thing keeping him from taking a break from the saddle to prepare for the upcoming spring carnival.

“I committed to riding Davcon in the Winter Championship a while ago,” Rodd said. “He’s the reason I haven’t gone on a break yet but I will be after Saturday.

“My fitness is great and I’m riding well but the time is right for a bit of a freshen up for the spring.”


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« 2009-Jul-29, 09:50 AM Reply #5 »
Rodd Breaks Wrist In Trackwork Return
The Spring Carnival plans of top jockey Michael Rodd "are in disarray after he broke a wrist in a fall on his return to trackwork at Flemington yesterday morning," reported The Age in Melbourne. Rodd "was having his 1st day back following a short holiday & was looking forward to a repeat of last year's carnival during which he won the Gr1 Cox Plate on Maldivian"; Rodd also won the 2007 Gr1 Melbourne Cup on Efficient. He told the newspaper: “I was sitting on a horse & it stumbled underneath me. I went over the top of it & landed on my wrist. It is the same wrist I broke while I was riding in Hong Kong back in 2004. This time it looks as though all the ligaments are damaged as well. I've got to go & get some MRI scans done on it, but the early prognosis is that I will require a wrist reconstruction.” Rodd said he expected to be "out for a minimum of 6 weeks, however that time could extend indefinitely as wrist injuries can be tricky".

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« 2009-Sep-02, 10:33 AM Reply #6 »
back riding trackwork tomorrow

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« 2009-Sep-04, 11:20 AM Reply #7 »
back race riding in about 3 weeks

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« 2009-Sep-08, 03:43 PM Reply #8 »
The latest on Michael from Racing and Sports

Michael Rodd Getting Ready To Resume
Tuesday, 8 September 2009: Michael Rodd has begun riding trackwork and hopes to be back in the thick of the spring carnival action in the next 10 days.

Rodd, recovering from a broken wrist, has undergone extensive physiotherapy and is confident he will be fit to resume race riding at the Underwood Stakes meeting Caulfield on September 19.

'The wrist is feeling pretty good again. All going well I'll look to be riding in races again on Saturday week,” said Rodd, who is in the process of changing from his long time manager Mick O'Brien to a new booking agent.

Rodd, closely aligned with the Mark Kavanagh stable, broke his wrist in a trackwork fall in late July.

Rodd has been a star of the spring carnival in recent years, winning the 2007 Melbourne Cup aboard Efficient and the 2008 W.S. Cox Plate aboard Maldivian.

Meanwhile Brisbane jockey Ken Pope has been cleared of heart issues after being rushed to Royal Brisbane Hospital from Eagle Farm last Saturday with severe chest pains.

Pope took ill after winning the opening race aboard D'Elcatraz.

Paramedics attended the jockey before he was stabilised and transported by ambulance to hospital with severe chest pains.

He spent the night in a stable condition under observation and tests have since cleared him of having suffered a heart attack.

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« 2009-Sep-15, 10:52 AM Reply #9 »
TRAINER Mark Kavanagh has left the door ajar for Michael Rodd to be re-united with Cox Plate favourite Whobegotyou if he backs up in Saturday's Group 1 Underwood Stakes at Caulfield.

Rodd, who returns to riding tomorrow after recovering from a wrist injury, was expected to ride Cox Plate winner Maldivian. But Kavanagh said yesterday that was not confirmed and he would decide his Underwood plans this morning.

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« 2009-Sep-16, 09:53 AM Reply #10 »
By Robert Windmill
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Tuesday 15 September 2009, 5:44pm

Top jockey Michael Rodd has declared himself "110 per cent" for his return to the saddle after two months sidelined with a broken wrist.

Rodd has two rides at Wednesday's Sandown meeting including the appropriately named Definitely Ready who is an outstanding chance to win the opening race, the Over Handicap (1000m).

Rodd will also ride Justsay Sumthink for Mornington trainer Peter Healey in the Conbituate Lady Handicap (1800m).

"I'm very fit and feel great," Rodd said. "I have been training very hard for the last three weeks doing a lot of work away from the track.

Rodd said he had been riding trackwork every day for the last 10 days and is looking forward to making up for lost time.

"All the muscle soreness is out of me so I just have to get back on the track now and get a few races under my belt," Rodd said.

He is planning for his Sandown mounts to tune him for Group One rides on Whobegotyou in Saturday's Underwood Stakes and Raffaello in the Group One Rupert Clarke Stakes at Caulfield.

Rodd is already close to his optimum riding weight and will ride at 56kg on Wednesday.

"My weight is where I want it to be and I am slowly bringing it down," Rodd said.

The Mark Kavanagh-trained Definitely Ready created a huge impression at his only start when he led all the way to beat 15 maidens by seven lengths at Morphettville on August 19.

He only has to contend with five others at Sandown although the Mick Price-trained first starter La Bella Encosta commands attention being by Encosta De Lago from 2001 Mackinnon Stakes winner La Bella Dama.

Definitely Ready is by More Than Ready and is bred for pace with 1997 Newmarket Handicap winner Ruffles his grand-dam.

Despite his pedigree Definitely Ready was gelded after his debut and has been at Kavanagh's Flemington stables for the past three weeks.

"He won well last start but you still like to see them do it twice," Kavanagh said.

"This a pretty sharp rise in grade."

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« 2009-Sep-16, 10:36 AM Reply #11 »
Justsaysumthink Last 9 outings 12, 6 , 5 , 11 , 1 , 1 , 1 , 2 , 4 ,   Michael Rodd has ridden this horse on 4 occasions for 3 wins and a .2 length second .

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« 2009-Sep-25, 02:48 PM Reply #12 »
having a day out at Geelong today, treble so far

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« 2009-Dec-15, 01:29 PM Reply #13 »
Top big-race rider Michael Rodd has been engaged to partner the Gary Portelli-trained Gold Trail when he attempts a New Zealand Group I double in the New Year.

The engagement will be the first time Rodd and Portelli have combined in a feature race since partnering the AJC Australian Oaks with Rena’s Lady during her 2007 autumn campaign.

“We’ve got a pretty good strike-rate together,” Rodd said. “We go pretty well when it comes to the bigger races.”

Rodd said Gold Trail gives him the impression that he’s the ideal type of horse to send to New Zealand for the rich sprint series that takes in the Group I Railway and Telegraph Stakes during January.

“He’s a tough, high speed sprinter,” he said. “You go through his form and he’s raced competitively against the Typhoon Zed, Danleigh and Nicconi.

“You would think if he can take that form across to New Zealand then he’ll be pretty competitive.”

Gold Trail has been given three recent Sydney barrier trials and on each occasion he’s looked sharp in winning.

“He’s going as well as ever and with what he’s done in the trials has shown he warrants a trip to New Zealand,” Portelli said.

“It’s not going to be a walk in the park by any means but the form around him is strong and I think will be very competitive.”

Gold Trail leaves for New Zealand on December 21.

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« 2009-Dec-15, 02:59 PM Reply #14 »
Trialled well yesterday Gold Trail.

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« 2010-Mar-20, 01:26 PM Reply #15 »
Took over for the day, and won both the Reisling and Todman.

An impressive jockey........ and bloke.

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« 2010-Mar-22, 12:42 PM Reply #16 »

Rodd continues winning ways on Slapstick

By Mandy Cottell

Kembla Grange

Sunday 21 March 2010, 5:50pm

Michael Rodd continued his brilliant form in black-type races when he guided the Guy Walter-trained Slapstick to victory in the Group Three Keith Nolan Classic at Kembla Grange.

The victory was Rodd's fifth stakes success in nine days after he won the Australian Guineas aboard Rock Classic at Flemington on March 13 and celebrated a treble at Rosehill on Saturday via Golden Slipper favourite Military Rose, Masquerader and Bellagio Wynn.

"It's a nice way to finish the weekend with a cherry on the top," Rodd said.

The Victorian-based hoop was happy to bide his time aboard Slapstick, letting her find her feet early before bringing her with a strong run in the straight to just stave off the late dive of Mirrasalo by a nose with Spinnawitch another half length back.

"She let down and then battled away a bit, so she's going to get a bit of ground," Rodd said.

"She was having a bit of a look around as well."

Rodd has a busy week ahead and will make a special trip to Scone to partner his Golden Slipper mount Beneteau in an unofficial barrier trial on Thursday before reuniting with Rock Classic in Saturday's Group One Rosehill Guineas.

It was Walter's third Keith Nolan Classic (1600m) following wins by Floria in 2002 and Bernicia two years ago and he believes Sunday's winner could develop into a AJC Australian Oaks contender this autumn.

"She's a different type of horse, she lacks the brilliance of Bernicia but she is the equal, if not a bit better than Floria," Walter said.

"Her potential is untapped.

"She has always had ability and she was just beaten by a colt last start (Tuscan Breeze), similar to Rocha before she went to Melbourne and won the (2008) Wakeful Stakes.

"We were hopeful but not confident she could make the step up today."

Walter said Slapstick would either head to the Storm Queen Stakes or the Adrian Knox Stakes for her next start and pending her performance there would press on to the Oaks.

Little Surfer Girl was sent out favourite but was tardy to begin and finished fourth.

Earlier in the day, Darley's Peter Snowden combined with underrated jockey Josh Parr for a winning treble with Merge, Parthian and Jerezana.

– AAP

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« 2010-Apr-03, 01:55 PM Reply #17 »
Seems to be some drama at Rosehill, with Micheal Rodd, Richardo Freedman has mentioned strike action from the jockeys.

Whats going on ?

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« 2010-Apr-03, 02:44 PM Reply #18 »
Rodd fined $2,000 for excessive whipuse  today so jockeys spat the dummy and were all gathering for a "talk"..............Freedman gone all quite since that revelation!

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« 2010-May-15, 03:06 PM Reply #19 »
Heard him interviewed following his two wins today, and made honourable mention of other jockeys involved in the winners' preparation.

Seems a decent bloke.

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« 2010-Sep-02, 03:55 PM Reply #20 »
I see he has rides at 53kg's on Saturday, that is light for Rodd isn't it??

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« 2010-Sep-02, 07:59 PM Reply #21 »
Heard him interviewed following his two wins today, and made honourable mention of other jockeys involved in the winners' preparation.

Seems a decent bloke.
He is Geoff, an extremely decent man, always has been always will be   :biggrin:

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« 2010-Nov-18, 02:26 PM Reply #22 »
If that was him in the Slade colours, How long will he get ?

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« 2010-Nov-18, 02:26 PM Reply #23 »
Michael will be off for a holiday after causing a fall in the previous at Seymour.

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« 2010-Nov-18, 02:27 PM Reply #24 »
Geez you're bloody quick Authorized


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