Malcolm Johnston

The Racing World's 'Miracle'

One of the most popular jockeys of any era, Malcolm ‘Miracle’ Johnston is a superstar of the racing world. His partnership with Kingston Town between 1979-1982 was unstoppable, winning the Cox Plate amongst many glittering victories.

‘Miracle’ won 3 Sydney apprentice premierships before winning the senior jockeys title (still as an apprentice) with a massive 107.5 wins that broke Jack Thompson’s record.

Miracle also went on the win 3 Sydney premierships, one in the twilight of his career when no one expected him to, kept him in the hearts of the Aussie racing public.

The Man

  • 2000+ winning rides across 11 countries.
  • Rode in 12 Melbourne Cups
  • Rode Kingston Town to 25 of 30 wins
  • Rode Kingston Town to win 1980 Cox Plate
  • Rode the biggest plunge in Australian Racing History. Getting Closer from 100-1 to 5-2
  • 56 career suspensions

Kingston Town – The Horse

  • 41 starts for 30 wins and 9 placings
  • 14 group 1 race wins
  • 3 consecutive Cox Plates (1980-1982) a feat never since equalled
  • 1980 Sydney Cup
  • One of five inaugural inductees into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame alongside Carbine, Phar Lap, Bernborough and Tulloch
  • First Australian horse to win $1 million

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