|Region:||South East Queensland|
A heavyweight jockey who had a great strike rate in big races early last century. He holds the rare record of riding three Stradbroke Handicap winners in a row. Connell also rode with great success in Sydney and Melbourne.
His best wins included the Stradbroke Handicap (Malt Mark, Cairn Wallace, Amberdown), Brisbane Cup (Cagou), VRC Derby (Salitros), AJC Derby (Salitros), AJC Epsom (Greenstead), VRC Newmarket (Mala), Moreton Handicap (Blunderbuss, Persian Jewel, Blueberry, Eastcourt) QTC Sires' (Sweet Lady), Claret Stakes (Amberdown), QTC St Leger (Eastcourt, Olive Garde), National Plate (Amberdown), Denman Plate (Amberdown), Albion Park Cup (Amberdown), Albion 500 (Amberdown) and QTC Epsom (Cairn Wallace).