OPENING CEREMONY - GUEST SPEAKER

MR RODNEY QUINN

 

Rodney Quinn was raised in Nyngan and at the age of 5 he joined the Nyngan Pony Club until he started his Jockey’s apprenticeship at 15 in June 1975 with local trainer Ray Burton.

 

His first ride was at Brewarrina, and his first official winner was at Enngonia for Noel Lennon on Pardon Me Boy.  In November 1975 he moved to Sydney, based at Warwick Farm with Ray and served out his apprenticeship.

 

He was a jockey for 38 years riding in NSW, VIC, QLD, also had riding stints in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Mauritius, riding 2100 winners including over 140 Group and Stakes races of which 9 were Group 1’s, BMW Stakes (2), Sires Produce (2), George Ryder Stakes (2), Champagne Stakes, Sydney Cup and Spring Champion Stakes.

 

Rodney married Allanah in 1982 and they have two daughters Ashleigh and Rebecca, he has retired as a jockey but is still currently working for Racing NSW as a Jockey Mentor with the apprentice jockeys.

Rodney riding Marching

at the Sires Produce Stakes in Randwick

7th April 2007