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After starting his apprenticeship in 1986 at the age of 15, Glen Boss has decided to call it a day on his incredible career. With 90 Australian Group Ones to his name, Boss retires as the sixth most successful Australian jockey of all time and his journey is one the best the sport has ever seen.
Makybe Diva is the most notable horse that Boss has partnered with over the years, winning three straight Melbourne Cups from 2003-05, as well as winning the 2005 Cox Plate and three other Group Ones together. However, he had so much more success outside of with the champion mare. Throughout his time in Australia, he has won more than 2400 races, with the highlights being three Melbourne Cups, four Cox Plates, two Golden Slippers and a The Everest.
GLEN BOSS 👑
90 Group 1 Wins 😮
4 Cox Plates 🥇🥇🥇🥇
3 Melbourne Cups 🏆🏆🏆
The career of a legend. pic.twitter.com/uBBaUM4zwg
— Racing.com (@Racing) November 25, 2021
The decision came around when Boss found himself unable to meet the energy and anticipation levels of the sport’s greatest moments, Melbourne Cup week. After relocating to Melbourne prior to the Cox Plate, Boss had already considered that this would be his last carnival, but his inability to find the required motivation to compete on the sport’s greatest stage was the clear sign that his time was up.
However, he isn’t done just yet. Spanish Mission, who came third in the Melbourne Cup and was recently purchased to stay in Australia, is lining up in Saturday’s Zipping Classic at Caulfield and Brae Sokolski, the horse’s new owner, thought there was no better way for Boss to end his career. Sportsbet currently has Spanish Mission as short as $1.55, but given they are offering a bonus bet back up to $50 to 4th place, it might be a good idea to load up and celebrate Boss’ great career by winning big with him.
*Odds correct at the time of publishing, courtesy of Sportsbet.