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  • ManchildManchild    334 posts
    Ses just had Hamstring op , still with Nifty
  • MarkovinaMarkovina    1,773 posts
    thefalcon said:

    where is mark sestich these days? still with parnham?

    also, any news on the 2 guys above ^^?
    I actually followed the gallops back then but i thought Mark Sestich was a champion jockey - great balance and style  and all class 

    Miller is obviously the best WA jock - Bart rated him the no 1 of all his riders - and he had Higgins and White amongst others 

    But Sestich - he would have to be in in WA best 3-4 jockeys - in fact id put him 2nd behind Miller - because like i say he was a champion jockey - i dont know what happened to him at the end - whether weight or injuries caught up with him - but in his heyday he was excellent 

    Rod Kemp was very effective - but he was more along the lines of Jimmy Johnson - the Lion Tamer style - where as Sestich was all class 
  • hashhash    7,177 posts
    edited August 5
    thefalcon said:

    anybody heard how adam mcgrath is going in the good old USofA?

    i presume brodie kirby has hung up his saddle?



    He’s a few months away from getting active and starting his comeback (Kirby)
  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon    2,041 posts
    Richie Bell still gives The Penguin a mention as they go out of the GP home straight " out of the home straight past the former home of the Penguin" ;))

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  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon    2,041 posts
    oops...wrong thread
  • spinkingspinking    3,169 posts
    To a couple of blokes potting Brodie Kirby on previous page the answer is in todays West. One would think spinal fusion may take a while to get over especially when your profession  is a jockey. wish you  agood outcome young fella and that your back in the saddle soon

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  • meatpiemeatpie    143 posts
    spinking said:

    To a couple of blokes potting Brodie Kirby on previous page the answer is in todays West. One would think spinal fusion may take a while to get over especially when your profession  is a jockey. wish you  agood outcome young fella and that your back in the saddle soon

    yep they should be embarrassed.

    gotta comment on everything with little or no knowledge on ANYTHING.

    Narcissists

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  • MuldoonMuldoon    223 posts
    hash said:

    thefalcon said:

    anybody heard how adam mcgrath is going in the good old USofA?

    i presume brodie kirby has hung up his saddle?



    He’s a few months away from getting active and starting his comeback (Kirby)
    What was the reason AM went to US for ? I see his is tipping "very remotely" on WA racing again.
  • thefalconthefalcon    17,941 posts
    i understand he followed a young lady.
    where did you see his tipping, muldoon? don't blame him trying to get out of that sh*t hole.
  • MuldoonMuldoon    223 posts
    https://www.racingbase.com.au/tips/bets-of-the-day/belmont-tips/

    I may be mistaken but thought he was married.
  • hashhash    7,177 posts
    Recently engaged
  • hashhash    7,177 posts
    Married to the punt like most of us perhaps :)

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  • Piston_BrokePiston_Broke    1,979 posts
    JayJay said:

    Jeff Berry would be approaching 60 I'd reckon....it was 1983 and still an apprentice when he rode Scornvale to the treble in the Gimcrack Stakes, The Karrakatta Plate and the deadheat in the Queens Plate (with JJ Miller on one of George Ways) for his master Brian Mueller.

    Thanks My Friend

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  • thefalconthefalcon    17,941 posts
    one of my fave jocks...alan kennedy....seems to pop up and then goes walkabout.
  • hashhash    7,177 posts
    He’s got a fifo gig at the moment not sure if his planning on coming back riding or not
    You can back anything he’s on with confidence when the money is on!

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  • shothrushothru    81 posts
    thefalcon said:

    where is mark sestich these days? still with parnham?

    also, any news on the 2 guys above ^^?
    Ses working for Nifty still
  • Vincent_vegaVincent_vega    100 posts
    hash said:

    He’s got a fifo gig at the moment not sure if his planning on coming back riding or not
    You can back anything he’s on with confidence when the money is on!




    Must be getting paid a reasonable quid to hang up the saddle
  • thefalconthefalcon    17,941 posts
    must be, V_v when we have heard what those melbourne jocks earning capacity was/is.
    don't forget the riding fees, what is it now? about $200...so a jock with say,16 rides a week...sat, wed, thurs, sun is looking at @ $3k a week without riding a placed horse.
    have a look at the jocks car park.....
    :-S
    how old is AK? maybe he's just having a sea change for 12 months.
  • WinsumlosesumWinsumlosesum    137 posts
    edited September 14

    Less money maybe. But maybe it’s about the better lifestyle?




    Must be getting paid a reasonable quid to hang up the saddle

    hash said:

    He’s got a fifo gig at the moment not sure if his planning on coming back riding or not
    You can back anything he’s on with confidence when the money is on!




    Must be getting paid a reasonable quid to hang up the saddle

    :|

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  • Vincent_vegaVincent_vega    100 posts


    Less money maybe. But maybe it’s about the better lifestyle?




    Must be getting paid a reasonable quid to hang up the saddle

    hash said:

    He’s got a fifo gig at the moment not sure if his planning on coming back riding or not
    You can back anything he’s on with confidence when the money is on!

    <br

    Not judging. People can do whatever they like to put bread on the table.
  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    5,258 posts
    Probably was a battle for him to get 15 rides a week though not sure on that?, so yes a set 120k p.a/2200 per week variable a bit depending on the fifo roster, not bad at all for a while at least.
    May be lucky enough to be on 8/6 so averaging around 160 days off per year.
  • hashhash    7,177 posts
    He’s got a gig with an owner he used to ride for and had plenty of success with so no doubt he’s got it good where he’s at as they had a good relationship, the guy he works for is a top bloke that’s helped a couple other guys in our industry get their foot in the door working FIFO

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