Shane Dye

Regarded as the greatest tactual jockey in the world. New Zealand born Shane Dye has been labelled as racing’s “Golden Boy”. Shane was the leading apprentice in New Zealand before moving to Australia at the age of 18. He has won the much coveted Melbourne Cup on Tawriffic in 1989 and is the only jockey to win four consecutive Golden Slippers on Courtza 1989, Canny Lad 1990, Tierce 1991 and Burst in 1992. His Career highlights in Australia include the BMW Plate with Octagonal and the Victorian Derby on Nothin’ Leica Dane both in 1995. Shane has ridden 100 Group 1 Winners in Australia. Upon moving to Hong Kong, he was regarding as Australia’s leading jockey. Shane has spent the past 8 years with the Hong Kong Jockey Club which is renowned as one of the world’s most prestigious. In 2006, Shane had a near death race fall but given he is never one to go quietly he fought his way back to return to riding and was counted in the top 5 jockeys in Hong Kong. He has returned to Australia to live and work and will feature in the Autumn Carnival in Sydney. Shane is a true sporting character, with strong opinions and an ability to speak his mind on all topics particularly all types of sport.

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