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One place he might feel like home? Beating up on inferior jockeys
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Not to take away from some of the good jocks up that way? But built his name on winning races full of pony club riders
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Please use the search in future Straight arrow, did you think there wouldn't already be a thread on him?



Edited by Gay3 - 02 Feb 2020 at 6:39am
The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realise it doesn't say anything, it's too late to stop reading it.
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Sorry gay. I had no idea there was a thread on him
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He’s riding 1.5kg’s over in the cup . As if that’s a miss calculation.
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And they run 2nd beaten 1 1/2 lengths in the Cup before winning the $50k Bega Sprint.
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They finished 7th in the feature Cup

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Oops, my bad.Embarrassed
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All good, they do have more than one Cup on Cup Day
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Still think he has found his right mark! Sure he will get his share of rides which %says some will win! But that’s about were he will do well
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Cant be bothered going way back thru this thread.  But.  Wasnt he the rider of choice for Aquis ??    Or has all that gone down the gurgler ?
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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

Cant be bothered going way back thru this thread.  But.  Wasnt he the rider of choice for Aquis ??    Or has all that gone down the gurgler ?

Doesn’t seem to be now. I think the trainers punted him.
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Aquis who is the real owner behind that group?
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What group ?  Confused
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Aquis is based out of HK I think
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Yaeh, pretty sure they are Honkers people ,  but wasnt sure what group SA was meaning ? 
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Tony Fung, owner.
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Fung family! Very interesting backgrounds
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Oh do tell more Thumbs UpLOL
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More what? You can use google
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LOL  I thought you could tell more than google.  Cry
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Sorry. No I’m just a muppet that follows the industry
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LOLThumbs Up   Sounds a bit like me .   Beer
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Quite a fall recently (not literal fall). Went from retained rider for one of the biggest breeding operations to hardly getting any metro rides lately.
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I noticed Aquis dont have him on any recently.  Wondered about that.
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Saw him at Donald a couple of Saturday’s ago.

Not the only one though, a couple of weekends ago I was working at Horsham and Rawiller, Yendall & Newitt (all G1 winners) rode the trifecta
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Surprised no one has mentioned his Sierra Sue ride.

very good ride and this mare if she finds her way to Rosehill for the Golden Eagle is right in contention. That was a cracker of a win.
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Seems to me, hes last on rails or 3 or 4 wide, no cover.

Hes lost me.

And the connections of tagaloa.....
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He is not the punters friend rusty, but that is because he only seems to get on horses at $17.00 or longer and the connections of Tagaloa have nothing to complain about because they would not have won a group one without his ride.


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Couldn't find the M Walker thread, but this sounds absolutely horrendous.

Updated (11:30): Surgeons have had to cut open the leg of jockey Michael Walker to relieve pressure following a nasty fall at Pakenham on Thursday night.

Speaking to Racing.com from his bed at Dandenong Hospital on Friday morning, Walker explained that his leg, which he broke in the fall, remains open in two places and will be closed with further surgery on Sunday.

"They've had to cut open my leg from the knee down on both sides as there was so much pressure," Walker said.

"They had to do it because if not there was a possibility the nerves in my leg could die, and then the leg could die and then who knows what happens, they may have had to amputate.

"I'm booked in to have surgery on Sunday and the leg will remain open until then."

A shattered Walker said he was also informed on Friday morning that he has torn his ACL in his knee, an injury that can keep footballers on the sidelines for up to 12 months.

"I can't believe it, it was one of the most harmless falls I've ever been involved in and could be the worst," Walker said.

"I knew straight away I was in trouble because the pain in my leg was excruciating. I knew it was broken straight away and the pressure build up was a bit scary.

"The break is one thing, I've dealt with broken bones before, but I'm shattered about the ACL.

"I gave permission for the doctors to explore if I had any more issues in my leg and then they found the issue with the ACL.

"I've got more tests and scans to come because I'm in a fair bit of pain, I've got an MRI on my neck and shoulders, I think it should be okay, they don't think it is anything serious outside of the leg at this point."

The fall occurred in the final race at Pakenham on Thursday night, with Walker crashing to the track approaching the home bend.

He said he can recall the incident and remembers shifting to avoid a horse who was tiring through the field.

"I could see the horse coming back quickly and I tried to pop off to avoid it but I had Ben Allen to my outside and he had a rider tight to his outside, there wasn't a lot of room and I was half a length in behind and then there was slight movement and I came down," he said.

Stewards took initial evidence from Allen (Heljami), Daniel Stackhouse (Divine Rule) and Teo Nugent (Classy Pins) at Pakenham on Thursday night but have adjourned their inquiry to a later date so they can allow time before speaking to Walker.

Earlier (8:10am): Group 1-winning jockey Michael Walker is set for an extended period on the sidelines after breaking his leg in a fall at Pakenham on Thursday night.

Walker is set to undergo surgery on Friday for the break, after he clipped heels on board Insaaf and fell near the 500m in the last race of the night.

Walker, who was conscious after the fall, was transported to Dandenong Hospital complaining of pain in his neck and leg.

The Victorian Jockeys' Association confirmed Walker had suffered a broken leg on Friday morning and was set for surgery.

Stewards opened up an inquiry into the fall, which saw Insaaf clip the heels of Heljami and falter.

Initial evidence was taken from Ben Allen (Heljami), Daniel Stackhouse (Divine Rule) and Teo Nugent (Classy Pins). 

The inquiry was adjourned to a date to be fixed when stewards can interview Walker.

Insaaf showed no abnormalities in a post-race vets inspection.

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