$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!*
Deposit $20, Bet with $120
Sign-up, deposit $20 & receive $100 in racing bonus bets. That's $120 to bet with!*
$400 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $400 in racing bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP
Champion jockey Damien Oliver has claimed a ninth Scobie Breasley Medal
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Champion jockey Damien Oliver has claimed a ninth Scobie Breasley Medal for excellence in the saddle, 22 years after he won the inaugural award.

The Scobie Breasley Medal is awarded to the jockey judged by Racing Victoria stewards on a 3-2-1 point basis for what they believe to be the best ride of the day at each Melbourne metropolitan meeting throughout the season.

The 46-year-old Oliver, who finished fourth on the Melbourne premiership, polled 54 votes to claim the award which was presented in Melbourne on Monday.

“I’m a little surprised,” Oliver said.

“It wasn’t a good start to the season and the spring wasn’t great either, but I had a great autumn.

“There’s a lot of great jockeys coming through along with the older guys and the kids are a lot further ahead than what I was.

“I’m still appreciative that I can still do what I’m doing at a high level and I’m still enjoying riding.”

Oliver’s other Scobie Breasley Medals came in 1996, 1999, 2001 (joint with Brett Pebble), 2002, 2003 (joint with Kerrin McEvoy), 2004, 2014 and 2015.

He finished 10 votes ahead of premier rider, five-time Scobie winner Craig Williams, with Lane third on 36.

Joseph O’Brien took out the Fred Hoysted Medal which goes to the trainer with the outstanding individual performance over the 12 months.

Irishman O’Brien became the youngest trainer to prepare a Melbourne Cup winner when Rekindling won in 2017, beating Johannes Vermeer trained by O’Brien’s father Aidan..

Victorian premiership winner Damian Lane was voted by his fellow riders as the ‘Most Valuable Jockey’ in a new category.

Premier metropolitan apprentice Ethan Brown also won the inaugural ‘One To Watch’ award.

The Colin Alderson Rising Star Award for Victorian trainers under 40 who have held a licence for seven years or less went to Wodonga-based Craig Widdison who went out on his own in November 2016 after beginning his career in partnership with Peter Morgan.

Victorian Trainer and Jockey awards for 2017/18:

* Scobie Breasley Medal – Damien Oliver

* Fred Hoysted Medal – Joseph O’Brien (Rekindling, Melbourne Cup)

* Tommy Corrigan Medal – Martin Kelly

* Colin Alderson Rising Star – Craig Widdison

* Most Valuable Jockey – Damian Lane

* One To Watch – Ethan Brown

* Roy Higgins Medal (Metropolitan Jockeys’ Premiership) – Craig Williams (63

wins)

* Victorian Jockeys’ Premiership – Damian Lane (129 wins)

* Metropolitan Apprentices’ Premiership – Ethan Brown (49 wins)

* Victorian Apprentices’ Premiership – Ben Allen (79 wins)

* Metropolitan Trainers’ Premiership – Darren Weir (153 wins)

* Victorian Trainers’ Premiership – Darren Weir (435 wins)

 
  • Deposit
    $500
  • Bet with
    $1000!
  • 1st deposit matched with up to $500 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
  • Join now!
Claim up to $500 in Racing Bonus Bets!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Tags:
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...

All Star Mile could fail to attract big names

A more traditional Sydney autumn campaign comprising Group One races could win out over a tilt at the new $5...

Owner appeals six-month disqualification

Queensland racehorse owner and registered stablehand William Xanthopoulos will appeal a six-month disqualification for a breach of race day treatment...

Winx heads odds for new $5m All Star Mile

Superstar mare Winx has opened as the $1.80 favourite for the new $5 million All-Star Mile at Flemington with online...

Fans to decide field for new $5m All-Star Mile race

Racing Victoria this morning has announced a new $5 million dollar race to be run in the Autumn with racing...

Jockey quizzed after suspicious ride

The role of jockey managers is again under scrutiny, with Racing NSW stewards concerned by the activities of Josh Parr’s...

 
 
 
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.