Our weekly round-up of racing milestones, facts and figures.
Former Irish jump jockey gets out of Melbourne before new restrictions can disrupt bid to complete Derby four-timer in Queensland.
Kerrin McEvoy will ride Aidan O’Brien’s lead fancy Tiger Moth in the Lexus Melbourne Cup and Hugh Bowman has been booked for Anthony Van Dyck.
Flavien Prat, Abel Cedillo, Mickaelle Michel, Tom Marquand – a host of jockeys have made hay as horse racing went on behind closed doors. Nicholas Godfrey identifies the first XI.
When former Irish jump jockey Johnny Allen answered a newspaper ad seeking riders in Australia, he saw it as an opportunity to travel and see more of the world.