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Australian Racing Hall of Fame

Scobie Breasley Medal - Jockey Premiership (Vic)

 

The Scobie Breasley Medal

Arthur Edward "Scobie" Breasley, one of Australia'a most famous riders, gained his nickname from the famous trainer James Scobie, a friend of Breasley's father who was also a trainer. After moving to Melbourne from Wagga Wagga, 'Scobie' Breasley rode his first city winner in 1928; his first feature race on Cragford in the Metropolitan of 1930 at Randwick.
During the Second World War he won four Caulfield Cups beginning with the brilliant mare Tranquil Star in 1942. Breasley also won the Victoria Derby, VRC Oaks, Epsom and Sydney Cup during the 1940's.
In the early 1950's he rode in England with a success unparalleled abroad by any other Australian jockey.
Breasley returned home to win the 1952 Caulfield Cup on Peshwar but then returned to England.

Riding for many years, he had extraordinary success in England, becoming champion jockey on 4 occasions and riding against the likes of the legendary Lester Piggott.
Breasley won a Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe and two English Derbys, on Santa Claus in 1964 and Charlottown in 1966.
Scobie retired from race riding in 1968 and trained in England and India for years with medium success.

The Scobie Breasley Medal is now part of the Melbourne racing set-up being first awarded in 1996 to Damien Oliver, in 1997 to Steven King and 1998 to Greg Childs. It honours the outstanding rider at Melbourne metropolitan racemeetings with points to the best rides of the day and the rides need not be winning rides.

The Scobie Breasley Medal
Votes are cast for the best ride and rides on the day, not necessarily on winners.

2002: Damien Oliver

2001: Tie - Damien Oliver - Brett Prebble

2000: Brett Prebble

1999: Damien Oliver

1998: Greg Childs

1997: Steven King

1996: Damien Oliver

Victorian Jockey Premierships.

2000: Brett Prebble

1999: Damien Oliver

1998: Greg Childs

1997: Steven King

1996: Darren Gauci

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