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21 May 2015

The Boss Man

This week champion jockey Glen Boss is being inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.  Glen has been an enduring champion.  He remains the only jockey to win 3 successive Melbourne Cups which he won between 2003 and 2005 on the champion mare Makybe Diva.  He also guided the great mare to victory in the Sydney Cup of 2004 as well as the Australian Cup, BMW and Cox Plate Plate in 2005.

Some of his major victories include:

  • Melbourne Cup:  Makybe Diva (2004, 2004, 2005)
  • Doncaster Handicap: Private Steer (2004), Racing to Win (2006), Haradasun (2007), Triple Honour (2008) and Kermadec (2015)
  • All Aged Stakes:  Private Steer and Hay List (2011)
  • Cox Plate: Makybe Diva (2005), So You Think (2009) and Ocean Park (2012)
  • Golden Slipper:  Flying Spur (1995) and Sebring (2008)
  • AJC Derby:  Starcraft (2004) and Shamrocker (2011)
  • Ranvet Stakes:  Republic Lass (2003); Eremein ( 2006), Zavite (2011)
  • Epsom Handicap: Shogun Lodge (2000), Racing To Win (2006) and Captain Sonador (2010)
  • AJC Oaks:  Republic Lass (2002) and Serenade Rose (2006)
  • AJC Sires:  Dance Hero (2004)
  • George Main Stakes:  Racing To Win (2006)
  • Lightning Stakes: Choisir (2002) and Fastnet Rock (2005)
  • Oakleigh Plate:  Fastnet Rock (2004)
  • Manikato Stakes: Spark of Life (2005)
  • William Reid Stakes:  Lucky Hussler (2015)
  • Rupert Clarke Stakes: Turffontein (2009) and Rebel Dane (2013)
  • Queen Elizabeth Stakes:  Shogun Lodge (2001), Eremein (2006)
  • BMW: Makybe Diva (2005) and Eremein (2006)
  • Caulfield Stakes:  Sky Heights (2000) and Ocean Park (2012)

Well done Bossy.  It has been a pleasure and privilege to watch you through my lens and to capture these moments in time. You are as interesting now as you were when I photographed you winning a  Group 1 race for the very first time in the 1995 Golden Slipper on the mighty horse Flying Spur.  'Spur would later become one of the stallions I photograph for Arrowfield Stud and is a precious horse to me.

Apache Cat


Dance Hero


Fastnet Rock

Flying Spur

Makybe Diva

God's Own


Hay List


Lucky Hussler

Makybe Diva

Ocean Park

Ocean Park (red cap and blinkers)

Private Steer

Puissance de Lune

Racing To Win

Rebel Dane

Republic Lass


Serenade Rose


Shogun Lodge

Sky Heights


So You Think




Typhoon Tracy

Thorn Park