Triple Melbourne Cup champion
Glen Boss is one of Australia’s most accomplished and successful jockeys. Born in Beaudesert, Glen was raised on his family’s cattle property in Caboolture. After leaving school at 15 to pursue a riding apprenticeship, Glen achieved exemplary results in his early riding before relocating to Sydney in 1994 where his career flourished.
Glen has since gone on to win 96 races at Group 1 level, highlighted by 3 x consecutive Melbourne Cup victories in 2003/04/05 as well as 4 x victories in the Cox Plate and 2 x wins in the Golden Slipper (3 of the 4 legs of Australian racings Grand Slam).
Glen was an inductee into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2015 and upon his return from riding in Singapore to Australia in 2019, has once again highlighted his position as one of the all time greats of Australian racing with victories in iconic events such as The Everest (2019), The Golden Eagle (2019), Sydney Cup (2020), Cox Plate (2020), Tancred Stakes (2021) and George Ryder Stakes (2021).
Following his retirement from professional riding in November 2021, Glen has filled obligations in the media as a content contributor for Entain Group through its wagering partner Ladbrokes, as well as being a key commentator on the free to air Channel 10 coverage of the Melbourne Cup carnival.
Glen’s influence and opinion is widely respected highlighted by regular appearances and interviews across traditional media platforms as well as featuring regularly in podcasts and social media content feeds throughout Australia and internationally. In addition to his riding feats, Glen is a very keen golfer who plays very regularly between his riding commitments.
Glen Boss talks about:
- Turing Dreams into Trophies
- The Day My Life Ended … and Started Again
- Working for Kings, Sheiks and Billionaires
- Winning All You Can Win and Remaining Focused
- Me and the Diva
Glen was truly inspirational. He has an amazing drive and focus and has overcome major setbacks in his career to come back to win his 3rd Melbourne Cup on Makybe Diva proving that with determination and strong will you can achieve anything … Glen spoke from the heart, was honest and humble and received a great reaction from my team. His presentation was uplifting and enlightening. SONY BMG is one of the most important and influential companies in the music industry, and in my position I have worked with the leading figures in the music and entertainment industry. Glen was able to make connections to our industry with his story to inspire and motivate my team and we intend to use him again.
His contribution to our conference was tremendous and went well beyond just his beautiful address to over 200 delegates … his country chat mixed with a very interesting ‘Life in racing’ made everyone hang on every word … I have seen many a good speaker in my time at conferences and I for one was not disappointed at all. On the contrary my expectations were already high from your recommendation and Mr Glen Boss exceeded that expectation. Glen made the audience feel and believe that they were actually riding on Makybe Diva to the finish.
-Total Financial Solutions Australia
Glen was well received by the audience, told a great story about a comeback against the odds and gave an insight into a great racehorse, was very open about his style and spent considerable time after the address having photos taken with members of the audience. The feedback post the event was very complimentary.