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« 2009-Aug-11, 02:36 PM Reply #50 »
NOEL Callow reckons he might have to earn a new nickname if he is to stay out of the stewards' room this spring.

Callow, the hard rider who returns to the local ranks with one ride at Cranbourne tomorrow, earned the nickname The Enforcer during an on-and-off two-year stint in Singapore and Malaysia.

It's a nickname he wore as a badge of honour in Singapore, where hard whip riding is encouraged.

Callow says that in Singapore "they (stewards) call you in if you don't whip them enough!"

Australia's new whip rules, restricting the number of hits and eliminating the over-the-shoulder windmill action perfected by Callow and Craig Newitt, means Callow is contemplating life as The Former Enforcer.

"I guess I'm a bit in the same boat as Craig Newitt," he said.

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« 2009-Aug-12, 09:02 AM Reply #51 »
Callow makes city comeback at Sandown
By Robert Windmill
Tuesday 11 August 2009, 6:17pm

Noel Callow, who is on the comeback trail, concedes it will be a significant challenge to re-establish himself as a leading jockey in Victoria.

Callow, 34, has noted the changing landscape since returning from a highly-successful two years in Singapore and expects it will be harder than ever to get rides from the leading stables.

"It is not going to be easy because since I've been away a lot of trainers have got stable jockeys," Callow said.

"Once I was one of five in the Freedman yard and now it is pretty much just D Dunn while with Mick Price you've now got to stand in the queue behind C Newitt, D Nikolic and D Oliver which makes it hard when you can't ride below 55.5kg."

Callow has taken a low-key approach since returning to Melbourne and last Sunday in his comeback ride finished a modest fifth on the Mick Kent-trained Prussian Pride at Cranbourne.

On Wednesday he will be legged up on Mrs Waters, his only ride of the day in the Wild Rose Handicap (1000m) at Sandown.

His last Melbourne winner was Creek Side at Flemington during Melbourne Cup week in 2006.

Rated $16 with TAB Sportsbet, Mrs Waters is third-up this campaign and Callow got a feel for her in a barrier trial when she was narrowly beaten by Just Look at Cranbourne last week.

He hopes she can spring a surprise but if she can't punters can be assured that it won't be long before Callow is again among the winners.

No less than three times has he topped 100 wins in Victoria and twice has won the state title.

Among his Group One winners was the Freedman-trained Benicio in the 2005 Victoria Derby while in Singapore, where he rode four Group one winners, he earned the nickname "King Callow" when he became the first jockey to ride more than 100 winners in a season.

After another 70 winners in his second season Callow honoured a promise to his young family - wife Renee, and children Zack and Stacey - to return to Melbourne.

Callow has always battled with his weight and was happy to trade a saddle for job in the Melbourne media but when it didn't work out he decided on a return to race riding after at one point hitting 68kg.

However his comeback suffered a setback when he accepted an invitation to ride at four race meetings in Malaysia in June.

After four wins in seven rides he returned an irregularity to traces of the banned substances ephedrine and phentermine before a "B" sample cleared him of any wrongdoing.

Currently riding at 57kg, Callow is biding his time and turned down a longshot mount in Saturday's Liston Stakes at Caulfield to ride at Moe.

"I am going to Moe because I can probably ride a winner or two," Callow said.

In the meantime he doesn't have grand expectations.

"I will see how things unfold and whatever will be, will be."

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« 2009-Aug-12, 04:44 PM Reply #52 »
Callow's pumped to be back in winner's circle
Brad Waters
Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A fist pump in the mounting yard signalled top heavyweight rider Noel Callow’s return to the Melbourne riding ranks with a win aboard Mrs Waters at Betfair Park.

Callow stuck to strict instructions and fired Mrs Waters out of the gates to open up a big lead in the Wild Rose Handicap (1000m) before coaxing every last bit off effort out of the mare to hold on to a three-quarters-of-a-length margin.

The Lee Freedman-trained Baby Corn ($3.80 fav) chased Mrs Waters all the way but could only box on and hold second place a short neck ahead of Expressmoss ($14).

“The instructions I did get were a bit of a worry but they paid off and full credit to the horse’s owner,” Callow said. “I was strictly told to be very aggressive out of the gates and she was too good.

“I was just doing what I was told to do and it worked well today. So full credit to the connections.”

Mrs Waters held a lead of up to eight lengths in the middle stages of the race but Callow said he was aware of how quickly the daughter of Encores was travelling.

“I had the eyes in the back of my head open,” Callow said. “I happen to know what I’m doing and I’m very happy to be back. Hopefully this can be the start of me getting some more rides.

“Opportunities might be limited but I can tell you one thing, I haven’t lost my ability.”

Callow won’t be in action at Saturday’s Caulfield meeting and will instead ride at Moe with mounts for the Rick Hore-Lacy, Luke Oliver and Peter Snowden stables.

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« 2009-Aug-25, 02:13 PM Reply #53 »
In Melbourne on Saturday, heavyweight jockey Noel Callow will partner Melbourne Cup winner Viewed when he resumes in the $201,000 Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield. Callow got the call-up after two other riders were forced to remain loyal to other mounts.

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« 2009-Sep-09, 11:19 AM Reply #54 »
Tim Martin, has booked the in-form comeback jockey Noel Callow to ride his other McEwen Stakes runner, the Group III Missile Stakes winner, Teasing.


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« 2009-Sep-23, 03:25 PM Reply #55 »
In a fall in R4 Sandown, looked quite nasty. Waiting for reports.

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« 2009-Sep-23, 03:46 PM Reply #56 »
TVN report that Noel is in good spirits, and has been taken to hospital. Apparently he is feeling some pelvic pain.

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« 2009-Sep-23, 04:02 PM Reply #57 »
that's only from all the thrusting he does   :lol:

love you Noel  -())=(

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« 2009-Sep-24, 03:29 PM Reply #58 »
X-rays clear Callow of serious injury
Brad Waters
Thursday, 24 September 2009

Melbourne jockey Noel Callow has escaped serious injury but is still expected to be out of the saddle for at least a fortnight after his Sandown fall on Wednesday.

X-rays taken at Dandenong Hospital showed no broken bones but the comeback jockey has sustained severe bruising around the posterior area which will serve to stall his return for two weeks.

Callow’s manager Reece Murphy said the internationally successful rider had little memory of the fall but was fortunate to have only suffered minor injuries in the incident.

“He’s pretty lucky to get away from the fall in one piece,” Murphy said. “But he’s a bit unlucky at the same time for this to happen at this stage of the spring.

“But Noel will be back in around about a fortnight and he’ll be riding winners again before we know it.”

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« 2009-Oct-12, 12:40 PM Reply #59 »
By Tony White
Sunday 11 October 2009, 3:40pm

Internationally experienced jockey Noel Callow will be a surprise visitor to Queanbeyan on Monday thanks to a long time friendship with Joe Cleary and his father, Golden Slipper winning trainer Frank Cleary.

The multiple Group One winning rider who has ridden in Hong Kong, Macau, Mauritius and Singapore where he became the first jockey to ride 100 winners in a season, is fresh from his success aboard Madibagold for trainer David Payne at Rosehill on Saturday.

He will partner aptly named Medadwonaslipper for Joe Cleary in the Girls Day Out October 31st Benchmark 55 Hcp (900m) and Gypsy Jack for Frank Cleary in the Queanbeyan Rural Supplies Maiden (1100m).

Callow's other rides are Draw for Matthew Dale in the Queanbeyan & Karabar TAB Class 1 (1600m) and Pass The Plate for Andrew Bourke in the Queanbeyan Racing Club Function Centre Benchmark 68 Hcp (1600m).

"Noel and I have been mates for many years and I even stayed in touch a lot when he was in Singapore," Joe Cleary said.

"Last week I got the ball rolling, told him we had a couple of horses ready to win, they'd be at his weight and to come on up.

"He eventually said okay let's do it. Just a couple of old bush boys catching up, doing some work then partying."

"Nick Davis, the former Sydney Swans player, is a part-owner of Medadwonaslipper and a good mate of Noel's.

"Noel actually rode Ta Ta Tatiana for me and won a Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich and a Thunderbolt here (Queanbeyan).

"Hopefully he can get the job done tomorrow and it's a fruitful visit."

Medadwonaslipper, by Frank Cleary's 1999 Golden Slipper winner Catbird, is resuming from a five month break.

"He's won first up over 900 metres before and while he's only a little nuggetty fella, (he) goes pretty good," Joe Cleary said.

"He's a dead ringer for his old man.

"He's had a couple of jump outs. I'm happy with him."

Gypsy Jack, a three-year-old colt by French Deputy, has three seconds from six starts and is poised to break through.

The colt resumed with an encouraging neck second to Rustyroller over 1100m on his home track on September 27 when he made good ground in the run home.

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« 2009-Nov-06, 12:38 PM Reply #60 »
Callow on suspended list after Hawkesbury meeting
Brad Waters
Friday, 6 November 2009

Experienced heavyweight rider Noel Callow’s NSW momentum has been temporarily halted after stewards suspended him for a week at Hawkesbury on Thursday.

Callow booted home a double from four rides at the Hawkesbury Gold Cup meeting but had to survive a protest after winning the Skin Fitness Maiden Handicap (1200m) for Patinack Farm aboard Lucy’s Cash.

While Lucy’s Cash kept the race, Callow was handed a ban which starts on Sunday and expires at midnight on Sunday, November 15.

After recovering from a fall at Sandown in September, Callow has created a strong impression in Sydney by winning six races from just 23 mounts, with four city winners.

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« 2009-Nov-06, 12:39 PM Reply #61 »
Extremely lucky to only get a week.

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« 2009-Nov-09, 11:12 AM Reply #62 »
Following the running of the first race of the day, the Sharp Handicap, Noel Callow was stood down by the club doctor.

Adding insult to injury, stewards charged Callow with careless riding in the race and he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Callow was suspended from November 16, when he will finishes a suspension incurred at Hawkesbury on Thursday, until November 27.

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« 2010-Jan-11, 01:06 PM Reply #63 »
Callow starts month-long Malaysian stint
Brad Waters
Monday, 11 January 2010

Experienced international jockey Noel Callow began his latest riding stint in Malaysia on the quiet at the weekend’s meetings at Perak.

Callow was having his first rides since a New Zealand holiday and could only manage a two second placings aboard Natural Achiever on Saturday and Mexborough Lad on Sunday from seven rides.

Callow’s manager Reece Murphy said Callow would ride in Malaysia for “about a month” before returning to Australia for the autumn carnivals in Sydney and Melbourne.

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« 2011-Feb-21, 10:03 PM Reply #64 »
Callow was riding at trials in Cranbourne today. Anyone know what his plans are or how long he is back here for?

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« 2011-Feb-21, 10:10 PM Reply #65 »

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'King' Callow preparing for Victorian return
Brad Waters
Monday, 21 February 2011

Melbourne’s already burgeoning riding ranks have been boosted further by the return to Australia of experienced international rider Noel Callow.

Callow has ridden with great success throughout Asia over the past few years with his success in Singapore, where he won the 2007 jockeys’ premiership, prompting the tough local punters to dub the Victorian “King Callow”.

Callow said he last rode in Malaysia “about three weeks ago” before he and his family decided to return to Australia, this time for good.

“The family probably got a bit sick of living in Asia,” Callow said. “I might go back there for their main carnival in June but for us there is no more Malaysia.”

The Group I-winning jockey said his fitness is “really good” leading into his comeback to the Victorian racing scene, which he said was likely to happen at the Pakenham Cup meeting on March 6.

Callow rode in eight unofficial trials for trainers such as Lee Freedman at Balnarring on Friday before riding in seven heats at Monday’s Cranbourne trials.

The 35-year-old will resume his Victorian career riding at 56kg and is keen to resume his place as one of the state’s top jockeys.

“I’m not based anywhere as such,” Callow said. “I’m just ready to do my best and if I can earn a good wage, then I will be happy.

“Things have changed a bit since I was last here but I’ll just get back amongst it.”



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« 2011-Mar-05, 09:27 AM Reply #66 »
Callow riding centenial park in chipping norton.


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« 2011-Mar-16, 08:11 AM Reply #67 »

Mentions in this interview he had a year off in Las Vegas. Then had to go back to riding. I guess that could happen in Vegas  :what:

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« 2011-Oct-15, 10:05 PM Reply #68 »
 :beer: Onya Noel..........we all know u deserve to be at Flemington this carnival but sometimes u gotta do the hard yards AGAIN................Traralgon rode the first 4 ! then 2 seconds won't be long now ............... :whistle:

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« 2015-Sep-18, 12:25 AM Reply #69 »
Any reason this relented hoop can't get a go on more than the cleaner this spring?

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« 2015-Sep-18, 12:31 AM Reply #70 »
Did I see him riding up in Cairns the other day with Robbie Thompson?

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« 2015-Sep-18, 12:46 AM Reply #71 »
Did I see him riding up in Cairns the other day with Robbie Thompson?
Sure did.
Rode a winner too, after being beaten on a couple of short priced favourites from memory.

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« 2015-Sep-18, 01:06 PM Reply #72 »
Absolute gun jockey who doesn't just tow the party line. This is what the industry needs more of - a talented & entertaining rider who displays a bit of individualism. There is a reason this bloke smashed Saimee's long standing record in Singapore whilst struggling to ride under 57kg a few years ago.

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« 2016-Mar-03, 05:01 PM Reply #73 »
Loved Callow's pronounced front running win on Captain Kittinger at Pakenham 5.

But I'm perplexed how the trainer Leek down played it.

Then Callow follows suit with the poker face.

I'm still none the wiser how all that came together.

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« 2016-May-24, 05:58 PM Reply #74 »
Callow outed in Mauritius for failing to give his ride  every chance only the last 400 shown on the video also fined $4K. :o

Giddy Up :chin: