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Triple Melbourne Cup champion

Triple Melbourne Cup champion, Glen Boss is one of Australia’s most accomplished and successful jockeys.

His feats of piloting the great mare Makybe Diva to victories in the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Melbourne Cups – as well as his three Cox Plate triumphs (Makybe Diva 2005, So You Think 2009 and Ocean Park 2012) – has not only guaranteed Glen a celebrated place in Australian turf history but rewarded his determination to return to the saddle after a serious race fall threatened his career.

When Glen slipped from his mount on a racetrack in Macau in 2002 the initial verdict pointed to an abrupt ending to his high-profile career. But the prompt action of the medical team and one of the world’s top neurosurgeons enabled Glen to make a full recovery.

In 2004, when the nation stopped for its most famous horse race, Glen became the first jockey to win back-to-back Melbourne Cups. His 2005 win confirmed his place as a true racing champion and his successive trio of Melbourne Cup victories ensured him a place in racing immortality – no other jockey has achieved this momentous feat in the 151-year history of Australia’s most famous race.

Although he was based in Hong Kong between 2007 and 2008, Glen answered an SOS from Gai Waterhouse and rode Sebring to victory in the 2008 Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

In 2010, Glen was awarded the coveted Scobie Breasley Medal, Victorian racing’s highest honour. The award – voted on by stewards with points allocated on a 3-2-1 basis for the best rides in metropolitan races over a season – is given to the most outstanding flat jockey of the season based on performances at Victoria’s metropolitan meetings.

Beaudesert-born Glen has had a special relationship with horses since he was a toddler. Leaving school at fifteen, he moved to Gympie to start his riding apprenticeship and after riding 60 winners in less than 10 months he moved on to the Gold Coast where success followed him. In 1994 he moved to Sydney where his star-studded career really began to flourish.

Glen regularly exports his talents overseas, winning acclaim in Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, Japan and New Zealand. He is a keen all-round sportsman who enjoys playing tennis and golf and watching his favourite rugby league team, the Brisbane Broncos.

Glen Boss is one of Australia’s best jockeys but away from the track, he has also built a steady following with his corporate presentations. Displaying the positivity and fierce desire that has made him a champion, Glen is an inspiring, positive, accomplished speaker who resonates with his audiences.

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

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Glen Boss

Triple Melbourne Cup champion

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Glen Boss

Triple Melbourne Cup champion

Triple Melbourne Cup champion, Glen Boss is one of Australia’s most accomplished and successful jockeys.

His feats of piloting the great mare Makybe Diva to victories in the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Melbourne Cups – as well as his three Cox Plate triumphs (Makybe Diva 2005, So You Think 2009 and Ocean Park 2012) – has not only guaranteed Glen a celebrated place in Australian turf history but rewarded his determination to return to the saddle after a serious race fall threatened his career.

When Glen slipped from his mount on a racetrack in Macau in 2002 the initial verdict pointed to an abrupt ending to his high-profile career. But the prompt action of the medical team and one of the world’s top neurosurgeons enabled Glen to make a full recovery.

In 2004, when the nation stopped for its most famous horse race, Glen became the first jockey to win back-to-back Melbourne Cups. His 2005 win confirmed his place as a true racing champion and his successive trio of Melbourne Cup victories ensured him a place in racing immortality – no other jockey has achieved this momentous feat in the 151-year history of Australia’s most famous race.

Although he was based in Hong Kong between 2007 and 2008, Glen answered an SOS from Gai Waterhouse and rode Sebring to victory in the 2008 Golden Slipper at Rosehill.

In 2010, Glen was awarded the coveted Scobie Breasley Medal, Victorian racing’s highest honour. The award – voted on by stewards with points allocated on a 3-2-1 basis for the best rides in metropolitan races over a season – is given to the most outstanding flat jockey of the season based on performances at Victoria’s metropolitan meetings.

Beaudesert-born Glen has had a special relationship with horses since he was a toddler. Leaving school at fifteen, he moved to Gympie to start his riding apprenticeship and after riding 60 winners in less than 10 months he moved on to the Gold Coast where success followed him. In 1994 he moved to Sydney where his star-studded career really began to flourish.

Glen regularly exports his talents overseas, winning acclaim in Hong Kong, Macau, Dubai, Japan and New Zealand. He is a keen all-round sportsman who enjoys playing tennis and golf and watching his favourite rugby league team, the Brisbane Broncos.

Glen Boss is one of Australia’s best jockeys but away from the track, he has also built a steady following with his corporate presentations. Displaying the positivity and fierce desire that has made him a champion, Glen is an inspiring, positive, accomplished speaker who resonates with his audiences.

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

Client testimonials

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