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Scobie Breasley Dies Aged 92

Monday, 8th January 2007

Former champion Australian & international jockey Arthur "Scobie" Breasley died at Melbourne's Monash Medical Centre aged 92 after suffering a stroke. Born in Wagga Wagga in 1914, Breasley began riding at age 12 & landed his 1st Melbourne metropolitan winner in 1928. He subsequently won 4-straight Gr1 Caulfield Cups between 1942-45 & later returned from a trip to England to add a 5th win in 1952. In Europe he won the English Jockeys' Premiership 4 times & his 3,251 career winners included over 2,000 in England. He also won 2 Gr1 English Derbies (1964 & 1966) plus the 1958 Gr1 Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe in France. Breasley had his last ride in 1968 & in 1996 Racing Victoria named the annual Scobie Breasley Medal in his honour (awarded each year to Victoria's outstanding jockey).

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