Month: August 2023

National Jockey Celebration Day 2023

National Jockey Celebration Day will again be held nationally this year on Saturday 5th August as race meetings around Australia pause to observe a minute silence in honour of jockeys who have died in races and to pray for safety as the new season begins. The recent death of jockey Dean Holland in Victoria demonstrates…

Sydney Strapper of the Year – Finalists announced

The 10 Finalists have been announced for Sydney’s ‘Strapper of the Year’ award for the 2022-2023 season. Now in its fourteenth year, this award endeavours to recognise the behind-the-scenes efforts by those stablehands that tend to go beyond the call of duty. The award is sponsored by Racing NSW and co-ordinated by Australian Racing Christian Chaplaincy….