Watch Live Racing FREE!
Sign-up now and Watch every Race Live and Free on your Phone!
Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Price Boosts, Racing Backups, Fluc Up!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Odds Boosts, Racing Offers, Massive MULTIS!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
Beau Mertens has answered a call from Singapore and will ride at two upcoming meetings

Jockey Beau Mertens has answered a call from Singapore and will ride at two upcoming meetings on a short-term licence.

With a number of local riders out through suspension, Mertens was approached to ride in Singapore at meetings on Friday night and Sunday.

“Matt Hyland approached me as I walked into the races on Wednesday and said there was a shortage of jockeys up there,” Mertens said.

“I didn’t have many rides lined up for Turnbull Stakes day (Saturday) so I thought and go.

“You don’t get offered to go overseas too often so it’s a good opportunity.

“It’s probably not the right time of year that I’d be wanting to head over there, but it’s only for the weekend, so I’ll go up there and give it a try.”

Mertens has ridden overseas once before, representing Australia in an apprentice jockeys’ series in France.

He said that was a good experience and he was looking forward to the weekend of riding.

“At this time of year it gets very hard and the jockeys are competing at a high level so it makes it difficult to get rides,” he said.

“So when this came up I thought I’d take it while I can and see what I can get out of the experience.”

Victorian Jockeys’ Association chief executive Mathew Hyland said he had received a call from former Racing Victoria and now Singapore chief steward Terry Bailey, asking who might be available.

“There’s been a number of jockeys rubbed out up there so Terry asked who might be available,” Hyland said.

“It’s a good opportunity for Beau so hopefully he gets a few rides and makes a good go of it.”

 
Featured News

Free List of the Best Racing Bets and Bonus Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Mystic Journey too good in PB Lawrence Stakes

Trainer Adam Trinder felt a sense of relief after Mystic Journey made a winning return in the PB Lawrence Stakes...

PB Lawrence Stakes results and replay – (Mystic Journey) 2019

View the results and replay for the 2019 PB Lawrence Stakes. The PB Lawrence Stakes was raced at Caulfield racecourse...

Exhilarates returns in style at Caulfield

Exhilarates has completed a feature three-year-old double at Caulfield for Godolphin after unleashing a powerful finish to record a first-up...

Bivouac blitzes rivals in G3 Vain Stakes

Exciting colt Bivouac has made an early-season statement with a dominant win in the Group Three Vain Stakes at Caulfield....

Racing Victoria adjusts $5m All Star Mile conditions

Racing Victoria has tweaked some of the entry conditions for next year’s All-Star Mile. The 2020 $5 million All-Star Mile...

Zoustyle stamps himself on The Everest

Unbeaten Queenslander Zoustyle has stamped himself as a potential Everest contender with a nine length Doomben trial win this morning....

Colic rules Melbourne Cup contender out of spring

UK import Lord Belvedere will miss the this years Spring Racing Carnival after suffering a colic attack late last month....

Crowd favourite Jungle Edge banned from racing

Crowd favourite Jungle Edge has been banned from racing for three months after bleeding from both nostrils at Flemington today....

Jamie Kah lashes out at British racing industry

Group One winning Australian jockey Jamie Kah has hit out at the British racing industry calling it ‘backwards’ in regards...

Group One-winning Sydney trainer banned

Trainer Tim Martin has been disqualified for six months on an improper action charge relating to the purchase of a...

Jockey gets off light for seriously dangerous incident

Boy did the s… hit the fan in South Africa last night. In footage that was shades of the most...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2019 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.