$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$500 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $500 & receive $500 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
Deposit $250, Bet with $550
Sign-up, deposit $250 & receive $300 in bonus bets. That's $550 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Merv Wrigley, regarded by many as the best apprentice ever produced in Queensland, has died aged 73.

Wrigley was a superstar as a young rider finishing second on the senior riders’ premiership in his first season and racking up 100 winners before his 17th birthday.

His senior career was hampered by weight problems but he still rode more than 500 winners in the late 1950s to early 1970s.

Wrigley and his trainer father Cyril wrote themselves into the record book as one of four father-son combinations to win a Group One race in Queensland when High Society took the 1961 Doomben Cup.

The Wrigleys also combined to win that year’s Tattersalls Cup with High Society.

Merv Wrigley later turned his hand to training and produced several smart horses including Benelate, Plenty of Polish and Joli Bebe.

As a jockey his best wins apart from High Society included the Weetwood Handicap (Wine and Song twice), Doomben Newmarket (Wine and Song), QTC Metropolitan (Cachondeo), Barnes Plate (Cachondeo), Doomben Stakes (Norse, Sir Kade), Risdon Stakes (Queenstar), Hall Stakes (Intrigued), Ahern Stakes (Intrigued) and Chelmer Stakes (Justincase).

Wrigley’s funeral service will be held in Brisbane next Monday.

 
Deposit $50, Bet with $250
Sign-up, deposit $50 & receive $200 in bonus bets. That's $250 to bet with!*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $500
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $250
    start betting
    with
    $550*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

Champion stallion dies after breaking leg

At the height of his powers and with a full book of mares to cover this spring, Hinchinbrook has died...

Amazing win as jockey loses irons mid race

One of the more amazing wins you will see happened at Cowra after jockey Akira Kajiya lost his irons mid...

US Navy Flag secures slot for The Everest

US Navy Flag has won the July Cup at Newmarket to confirm a trip to Australia to contest the $13...

Naturalism dies aged 29

Top-class racehorse and stallion Naturalism has died at Meringo Stud on the NSW south coast aged 29. “He retired from...

 
 
 
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.