Three Melbourne Cups and a host of major race wins during a brilliant career have propelled jockey Glen Boss into Australian Racing’s Hall of Fame.
Boss will be one of 11 inductees to enter racing’s Hall of Fame at a function in Brisbane on Thursday night.
Boss was a part of history as the rider aboard Makybe Diva as she became the only horse to win three Melbourne Cups between 2003 and 2005.
The Chris Waller-trained Kermadec also gave Boss his sixth Doncaster Mile win and his 85th Group I success when the three-year-old prevailed at Randwick on Easter Monday.
Boss will return to his home state to join another jockey, three trainers, four horses and two associates in the 2015 Australian Hall of Fame intake.
The 45-year-old said a love of riding horses drove him to keep competing at the top level in Australia.
“I’m certainly not always the best jockey out there, but as a horseman, I think I’m one of the best. As soon as soon as I get on their back I can read them and tell really quickly what they are like and what I need to do,” Boss said in a statement.
“Some people can spend all day looking at cars, I just love to look at horses and be around them. I’ve been doing it since I was four – I’m now 45 but I am still always looking to improve riding and keep getting better.
“I respect all my peers, but for me there are three jockeys who stand out: Larry Cassidy is a mate but also a hero; and Damien Oliver and Darren Beadman are two of the best I’ve seen. So to join them in the Hall of Fame is a huge honour.”