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Glen Boss - Queensland History of Racing

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Glen Boss

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Categories: Jockeys
Region: South East Queensland

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Glen Boss is a highly talented jockey who was as well known for his run-ins with stewards as his winners as a young jockey. But with age Glen matured into one of the best jockeys Australia has seen. The turning point came when he moved to Sydney in 1995 and won the Golden Slipper on Flying Spur. Glen Boss

At the end of 2009 he had ridden a total of 66 Group 1 winners. Boss also rode with success in Hong Kong and battled back from a severe neck injury sustained in a fall. In 2008 he relocated to Melbourne where he continued to ride Group 1 winners. His best wins include:

MELBOURNE CUP: Makybe Diva (3)

COX PLATE: Makybe Diva, So You Think

GOLDEN SLIPPER: Flying Spur

BMW STAKES: Makybe Diva, Eremein

AJC DERBY: Starcraft, Sky Heights, Shamrocker

AJC DONCASTER: Sprint By, Haradasun, Private Steer, Racing to Win

VICTORIA DERBY: Hit The Roof

VRC OAKS: My Brightia

AJC OAKS: Danedri, Republic lass, Serenade Lass

SYDNEY CUP: Makybe Diva

VRC LIGHTNING: Fastnet Rock, Choisir

OAKLEIGH PLATE: Fastnet Rock

CHIPPING NORTON STAKES: Starcraft, Telesto

CAULFIELD GUINEAS: Gods Own

THOUSAND GUINEAS: Irish Lights

AUSTRALIAN CUP: Makybe Diva

RANVET STAKES: Eremein, Republic Lass, Darazari, Zavite

ROSEHILL GUINEAS: Sky Heights

GALAXY: Mistegic

GEORGE RYDER: Haradasun, Racing To Win

QUEEN OF THE TURF: Divine Madonna

AJC SIRES': Dance Hero

CHAMPAGNE STAKES: Intergaze

ALL AGED STAKES: Private Steer

AJC EPSOM: Shogun Lodge, Racing To Win

STRADBROKE: Private Steer

QUEEN ELIZABETH STAKES: Shogun Lodge, Eremein

DOOMBEN CUP: Akhenaton

QTC DERBY: Camarena, Lachlan River.

WINTER STAKES: Mamzelle Pedrille

VATC TOORAK: Show A Heart

AJC METROPOLITAN: Beoduin, Electronic

MACKINNON STAKES: Casual Pass

MANIKATO STAKES: Spark of Life

GEORGE MAIN STAKES: Juggler, Racing to Win

FLIGHT STAKES: Portal Lass

YALUMBA STAKES: Sky Heights

RANDWICK GUINEAS: Jymcarew

TOORAK HANDICAP: Shot of Thunder

ARROWFIELD STAKES: Hollow Bullet

BTC CUP: Staging

AUSTRALIAN GUINEAS: Shamrocker

Some of Glen Boss' non Group 1 feature wins in Queensland include: Brisbane Cup (Piachay), Caloundra Cup (Opressor), Chairman's Handicap (Salcantay), BTC Classic (Crafty Beau, Social Rule), Gunsynd Mile (Reigning to Win, Akhenaton, Brunchtime), Ken Russell Stakes (Ombra Della Sera), Prime Minister's Cup (Vanquished, Electronic, Potential Star), Queensland Guineas (Winning Belle, Camareena), QTC Sires' (Star Shiraz), Byrne Hart Stakes (Roulette), Rockhampton Cup (Move Closer), Apprentices Cup (Foreign Port).

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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.