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.
- 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
The audience absolutely loved Malcolm. He was very funny and plys the "good ol' Aussie bloke" really well. Malcolm was great value and everyone present thought he was our best speaker so far.