Local legend Ryan wins iconic trophy
GREG RYAN has more Jockeys’ Premierships than he can count, ridden winners on nearly every track in NSW and beyond, but his most treasured is the Boot that bears the name of his home town.
The master was in charge last Sunday riding purposefully aboard Miss Invincible to claim his fourth Wellington Boot.
The weather was perfect, if a little unseasonally hot. The colourful crowd flocked through the gates and backed up from the Calcutta to claim vantage points on the lush green lawn in front of the grandstand.
Fashions in the Field drew plenty of admirers, the beer was cold and local businesses and charities benefited from the influx.
To top it off, Chinese jockey Qin Yong rode his first Australian winner. Qin was all smiles when he brought Azzie’s Ready back to the scales. Ironically, the horse he beat had a distinctly Chinese sounding name – Shantou!
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