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Chris Munce - Queensland History of Racing

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Chris Munce

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Categories: Jockeys
Region: South East Queensland

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brisbane cup, eric kirwan

Chris Munce was born in northern NSW but is claimed as a Queenslander after serving his apprenticeship with Eric Kirwan at Hendra. He was an outstanding apprentice winning the Magic Millions as an 18-year-old and riding more than 300 winners. Munce won the Brisbane jockeys' premiership and also showed he was a great judge of pace by winning three Brisbane Cups in the 1990s. He was at the top of his game when winning the 1998 Melbourne Cup. Munce had a fruitful stint in Sydney before an ill fated move to Hong Kong where he was jailed in a tips scandal. After serving 20 months in jail he returned to race riding and a stream of winners followed. At the end of 2009 he had ridden 40 Group 1 winners. His best wins include:

MELBOURNE CUP: Jezabeel

GOLDEN SLIPPER: Prowl, Dance Hero

COX PLATE: Savabeel

VRC OAKS: Bulla Borghese

DONCASTER: Assertive Lad

STRADBROKE: Landsighting, Dane Ripper

DOOMBEN 10,000: Barrosa Boy

EPSOM HANDICAP: Iron Horse

AJC METROPOLITAN: Hula Flight, Coco Cobana

GEORGE MAIN STAKES: Defier

SPRING CHAMPION STAKES: Dignity Dancer

CHAMPAGNE STAKES: Dance Hero

ALL AGED STAKES: All Our Mob

FLIGHT STAKES: Danglissa

CAULFIELD GUINEAS: Econsol

CAULFIELD CUP: Descarado

SALINGER STAKES: Dance Hero

MACKINNON STAKES: Desert War

COOLMORE CLASSIC: Bollinger

GALAXY: Snowland, Spark of Life

QUEEN OF THE TURF: In a Bound, Sorrento, Danglissa

ARROWFIELD STAKES: Shower of Roses

GOODWOOD HANDICAP: Sword

QTC DERBY: Valance

BRISBANE CUP: Desert Chill (2), Grooming

BTC CUP: Spark of Life

QTC OAKS: Giovana, Zagalia, Vouvray

T.J. SMITH CLASSIC: Reigning to Win

WINTER STAKES: Bonanova

MAGIC MILLIONS: Sunblazer, Excellerator, Dance Hero

Munce has won dozens of feature races in Queensalnd which are not Group 1s: BTC Sprint (Barossa Boy, Count Henri), Recognition Stakes (Licencioso), Weetwood Handicap (Poor Judge, Count Henri), Caloundra Cup (Yammer, Oompala), Ipwich Cup (Oompala), Chairmas Handicap (So Assertive, Iron Horse, Majestic Boy), Eye Liner Stakes (Roman Senator, Barossa Boy), QTC Lightning (Roman Senator), Gunsynd Mile (Bob"s Boy), O'Shea Stakes (Maguire, Sharscay), Queensland Guineas (Coolong Road, Solar Circle), Rough Habit Plate (Bob's Boy, Russian Pearl), Tattersall's Cup (Jondolar, Ompala), QTC St Leger (Trista King), Healy Stakes (McGinty Crown), Townsville Cup (Seattle Gleam, Handiwork).

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Eagle Farm jockeys room

Bill Newberry, who worked in the jockey's room at Eagle Farm during the 1990s, with jockeys David Wilkes, Glen Boss, Graham Watson and Chris Munce.