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Apprentices - Queensland History of Racing

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IVAN WERNOWSKI holds the record for an apprentice on a Queensland metropolitan track with five wins at Doomben on April 23, 1977. He won on Planet Beauty (4-7, trained by Colin O'Nei), Ros Le Glen (11-4, trained by Ray Croxford), Hush Star (20-1, trained by Colin O'Neil), Sovereign Secret (6-1, trained by Ray Croxford) and Sandcrew (10-9, trained by Alf Sands). The wins were in consecutive races and Ivan's Master was trainer Ray Croxford (Ros Le Glen, and Sovereign Secret).

LES HARRIS rode four winners at Albion Park on December 31, 1963 on Wally's Reward, Jour d'Or, Bobbill and Magic Queen.

RAY LAWRENCE was the first apprentice to ride four winners in a day at a metropolitan meeting at Albion Park on November 11, 1944. His winners were Inspector General, Koodoo, Marchitti, and Overseas.

Zac Purton and Michael Rodd finished one-two in the 2002/03 season senior jockeys premiership and both were still apprentices.

TIM BELL was only 16 when he rode four winners at Doomben on January 30, 2010 making him the youngest rider to achieve the feat in Brisbane. His winners were Ollie Vollie, Rare Diamond, Dealers and Fantastic Blue.

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