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Scobie Breasley
Scobie Breasley

Arthur Edward "Scobie" Breasley (1914 - 21 December 2006) was an Australian horse jockey, the winner of the Caulfield Cup at Melbourne five times (1942-5 consecutively - on Tranquil Star, Skipton, Counsel and St Fairy - then on Peshawar in 1952), the Epsom Derby twice, and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe once. Image File history File links Scobiebreasley. ... Image File history File links Scobiebreasley. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Toulouse-Lautrec - The Jockey (1899) This article is about the sports occupation. ... The Caulfield Cup, one of Australias richest Thoroughbred horse races and the richest of its type in the world (2400 metre or metric mile-and-a-half handicap) is held annually by the Melbourne Racing Club. ... Melbournes Yarra River is a popular area for walking, jogging, cycling, rowing and for relaxing on the banks with a picnic Melbourne (pronounced ) is the second most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3. ... Epsom Derby, Théodore Géricault, 1821. ... Races at Lonchamp - Édouard Manet, 1867 The Prix de LArc de Triomphe is a flat thoroughbred horse race of a 2400 metres (about 1 mile 4 furlongs) raced on turf for 3 year olds and up, Colts, horses, Fillies and mares (exclude geldings). ...


He was born in 1914 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales and was christened Arthur Edward, being given while still very young the nickname by which he is generally known, after the famous Australian trainer James Scobie. It has been suggested that Sturt Mall be merged into this article or section. ... Capital Sydney Government Const. ...


Breasley rode 3251 winners in his career, including over 1000 in Australia and 2161 in Britain. He rode over 100 winners in England every year from 1955 to 1964, and was Champion Jockey in 1957 and continuously from 1961-3. He won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for the only time on Ballymoss in 1958, and the Derby for the first time at the age of 50 on Santa Claus in 1964, then again on Charlottown in 1966. The Champion Jockey of flat racing in Great Britain is the jockey who has ridden the most winning horses during a season. ... See also: 1956 in sports, other events of 1957, 1958 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Buck Baker Indianapolis 500 - Sam Hanks USAC Racing - Jimmy Bryan won the season championship Formula One Championship - Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina 24 hours of Le Mans... See also: 1957 in sports, other events of 1958, 1959 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing NASCAR Championship - Lee Petty Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Bryan USAC Racing - Tony Bettenhausen won the season championship Formula One Championship - Mike Hawthorn of Great Britain February 23 - Cuban rebels kidnap... Santa Claus was a race horse which won races in the mid-1960s, including the 1964 Epsom Derby. ... See also: 1963 in sports, other events of 1964, 1965 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics March 6 – Tom OHara sets a new world record for the indoor mile run by completing it in 3 hours, 56. ... See also: 1965 in sports, other events of 1966, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jack...


He developed a great rivalry with Sir Gordon Richards, and later with the younger jockey Lester Piggott. He was renowned for his exquisite balance in the saddle, for refusing to race wide, and for his sparing use of the whip, preferring to use hands and heels. Sir Gordon Richards (May 5, 1904 - November 10, 1988) was an English jockey, and is usually considered the worlds greatest ever jockey. ... Lester Keith Piggott (born 5 November 1935) was an English jockey, considered to be the best of his generation and one of the greatest flat jockeys of all time. ...


He retired as a jockey in 1968 and took up training in England, France, the USA and Barbados before finally retiring in 1990. He lived in Melbourne, and the racing authorities in the state of Victoria struck a medal in his honour, awarded annually since 1996 to the best jockey in the state. Emblems: Pink heath (floral)Weedy Seadragon (Aquatic) helmeted honeyeater (bird) Leadbeaters possum (faunal) Motto: Peace and Prosperity Slogan or Nickname: Garden State, The Place To Be, On The Move Other Australian states and territories Capital Melbourne Government Const. ...


He died on Thursday, 21 December 2006, after suffering a stroke earlier in the week. December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accident (CVA),[1] is an acute neurological injury in which the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted. ...


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Arthur 'Scobie' Breasley, one of the greatest, dies - Horseracing - Sport (987 words)
Born in Wagga Wagga in 1914, Breasley, whose family was involved in harness racing, started riding when he was four and was 12 when he began an apprenticeship with a local trainer.
Scobie was noted as a hands-and-heels jockey with a canny knack of taking up a position on the rails.
He was always a favourite with Queen Elizabeth, who was still a princess when Scobie first rode for her.
Scobie Breasley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (305 words)
Scobie Breasley is Australia's most famous jockey, the winner of the Caulfield Cup at Melbourne five times (1942-5 consecutively - on Tranquil Star, Skipton, Counsel and St Fairy - then on Peshawar in 1952), the Epsom Derby twice, and the Arc de Triomphe once, but never the Melbourne Cup.
Breasley rode 3251 winners in his career, including over 1000 in Australia and 2161 in Britain.
He rode over 100 winners in England every year from 1955 to 1964, and was champion jockey in 1957 and continuously from 1961-3.
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