Damian Browne’s treble on the feature day at his beloved Caloundra racetrack will probably not be enough for him to retain his crown as the track’s premier jockey.
On Saturday Browne won on Badajoz for Darren Beadman, Crack Me Up for Liam Birchley and Spur Le Jouer for Stuart Kendrick.
“It’s always good to get back to Caloundra and good to get the support of wide ranging numbers of trainers,” Browne said.
It took him to 42 winners at Corbould Park for the season but still seven behind Jeff Lloyd in the title race with only a month remaining in the season.
Brisbane’s premier jockey Lloyd has broken many records in the past season and the Sunshine Coast premiership will be another.
Lloyd rode his 175th overall winner on The Perpertrator at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday, his 131st metropolitan winner.
He will also easily be leading metropolitan and state jockey this season.
At the other end of the experience scale, New Zealand jockey Racha Cuneen is trying his luck in Queensland and rode two winners this week.
He won on Future Event at Ipswich on Friday and on Navy Gal at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Cuneen won the Group One 1000 Guineas on La Diosa and the Group One Telegraph on Signify this season.
He is basing himself on the Gold Coast with Bruce Hill.