Moseley hoists 1000th win
Terry Moseley is already on the search for the next winner and has no plans to retire now he has made the four figure mark.
Moseley, 49, become the 31st New Zealand jockey to ride 1000 winners on home soil when he was victorious aboard Admiral Rous at Riccarton on Thursday.
The Canterbury-based jockey, known amongst his peers for being humble and hardworking, was swamped by his fellow riders on his return to the birdcage and many of Moseley’s North Islandbased colleagues took to social media to recognise his achievement.
"There’s a lot of good people in the industry that work hard so it’s nice to be able to share it with them,’’ Moseley said.
Also on course to congratulate Moseley was record-breaking jockey David Walsh.
The recently retired Walsh rode 2452 winners, the most by any jockey on the New Zealand turf. But unlike his old mate, Moseley’s passion for race day riding still burns.
‘‘I don’t know how many years I’ve got left, I’m not saying two years or five years or anything like that, but I’ve definitely got no plans to give it away at this stage,’’ Moseley said. ‘‘At the end of the day I’ve had my highs and lows, but I enjoy my riding.
‘‘I’ve had the same job for 34 years and I still enjoy it and not everyone can say they love going to work every day.’’
Moseley said when you are living in the moment, there is little time to dwell on milestones, but the significance is not lost on him.
‘‘I’m very proud to join the group,’’ Moseley said. ‘‘It’s not even so much about the 1000 winners it’s about all the people that have put you on for all of the 14,000 rides I’ve had.
‘‘You just can’t do it without the owners and trainers who support you over all the years.’’
Moseley is the first Canterbury based jockey to reach the milestone since Jamie Bullard back in 2013.
The Taranaki-born Moseley began his career as an apprentice in 1983 with his first winner coming the following year aboard Nitty Gritty at Feilding.
Reaching the four figure mark was nowhere near Moseley’s radar back then, but 999 wins later he still remembers if fondly.
‘‘It doesn’t matter how many winners you ride, you never forget your first.’’
Moseley went past 50 winners for the first time in a season when he chalked up 65 victories during the 2015/16 season.
Veteran jockey Terry Moseley brings up the magic milestone aboard Admiral Rous at Riccarton yesterday.