$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in racing bonuses*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up, Join now & get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in racing bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in racing bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
$300 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $300 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Blake Shinn has celebrated a personal milestone in the final race at Randwick, notching the 1000th win of his career aboard Arabian Gold in the Adrian Knox Stakes.

The achievement is remarkable given his career was interrupted in 2010 when he was banned for betting on races and spent 12 months on the sidelines.

But the jockey, who won the 2008 Melbourne Cup on Viewed, rebounded from the setback and has been riding in some of the best form of his life.

He said bringing up the milestone at one of Sydney’s biggest race days meant a lot.

“Its pretty special. It’s something that you don’t set out to achieve, but it’s something that I’m pretty proud of,” Shinn said.

“I really think that I’m just starting to develop as a rider and as a person and even though you’re 26, you never stop learning in this game.

“Even though I’ve ridden a thousand winners, I think the best is yet to come. It’s a great day to be able to do it on such a big occasion.”

Arabian Gold was the class runner in Saturday’s field but had raced below par at her past two runs.

Trainer David Vandyke sent her to the barrier trials to rediscover confidence.

The ploy worked, with the filly defying her 59kg topweight to score by 1-1/4 lengths over Missvonn with New Zealander Lady Cumquat another half-length away third.

Vandyke ruled out a start in the Australian Oaks, but revealed he would consider backing the filly up in next week’s Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

“She’s not an Oaks filly. I don’t think she gets the trip,” Vandyke said.

“There’s the Frank Packer Plate in two weeks, Brisbane and, dare I say it, the Queen Elizabeth with 53-1/2 kilos.”

  • Deposit
  • Bet with
  • Claim $300 in Racing Bonus Bets when you deposit $250!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $100 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Free Racing Bonus Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with a Free list of the best Bonus Bet offers available at every online bookmaker...

Long range Melbourne Cup plans for Sky Boy

The Sky Boy story is still only half-written with his Villiers Stakes win a stepping stone to much bigger targets...

Accession races into Golden Slipper contention

Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller has welcomed his first winner by Brazen Beau, the colt he developed to become a...

Flying Houtzen breaks Doomben track record

Top Queensland mare Houtzen showed she was back to her best when she broke the course record for 1050m in...

Winx gearing up for Autumn campaign

Winx has returned to her Rosehill stable as anticipation mounts for a likely autumn campaign. Trainer Chris Waller posted a...

Mornington trainer banned over a dead filly

Mornington trainer Shane Bottomley has been suspended and fined over the disposal of a dead horse. Bottomley faced the Racing...

Copyright © 2018 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.