|Region:||South East Queensland|
A product of the famous Pat Duff apprentice production line, Jim Byrne had his share of run-ins with stewards as an apprentice. But he matured into an international class jockey who won three Brisbane premierships.
A devoted family man, Byrne, after a stint in Asia, maintained most of his career in Brisbane.
His best wins include the Stradbroke Handicap (Adam), Ascot Vale Stakes (Gold Edition), BTC Cup (Seawinne), Weetwood Handicap (Seawinne, Ceffyl), Theo Marks Quality (Adam), Hill Stakes (Desert War), Thai International Stakes (Camera), BTC Champagne Classic (Virage de Fortune), Silver Shadow Stakes (Our Sweet Moss), BTC Chairman's Handicap (Another Warrior), BTC Classic (Gumnuts), Premier's Cup (Laurenal Argie), Dane Ripper Quality (Ta Ta Tatiana), Chairman's Handicap (Kazah Belle), BTC Classic (Cryptavia), Queensland Derby (Riva San), Eye Liner Stakes (Rancho Miss), QTC Lightning (Peggy Ann), Bribie Handicap (Peruzzi), Ipswich Cup (Ardeed, He's Back On Track, Sphenophyta), Goldmarket (Havelock's Pride, Shepishir), QTC St Leger (I Like Him), Queensland Cup (Insecure), Doomben Classic (What A Poet), Easter Cup (Tis Love, Strike Sparks, Dutch Boy), Toowoomba Cup (Tis Love), Caloundra Cup (Raw Instinct, Reggie) and Ken Russell Memorial (King Lotto).