Country Jockeys

Each year Australian Country Jockeys compete in the Australian Country Jockey Premiership or National Country Jockey Premiership which Australian bookies often offer odds on in the same way they put up Melbourne Cup betting markets.

The Premiership table is broken down into metropolitan, country or total races. This table, and the statistics that are presented, can help you when you place your bet. It allows you to look at the jockey’s performance over the last season. It can show you that despite being an unknown jockey or an early career jockey, they are on a winning streak. It shows you who the hot jockeys are at the moment.

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This Premiership equates to the best country jockeys Australia has on offer. Leading the field at the moment (i.e. statistics from the 1st of August 2008 to June 2009) is Greg Ryan. This successful jockey has had 779 races; has come first in 136.5; second in 119; and third in 89 races. Ryan’s strike rate (win) is therefore at 17.7%.

Second on the Australian Country Jockey Premiership table at the moment is Chris Whiteley. Having had 623 starts in the August 2008 to June 2009 period, Whiteley has come first in 101 of these races; second in 66; and third in 85. This makes a strike rate of 16.2% (win).

A female jockey is currently in third position in the Australian Country Jockey Premiership table – Linda Meech. Out of 731 starters, Meech has come first in 93, second in 67 and third in 79. This gives her a strike rate (win) of 12.7%.

Peter Graham is currently in fourth on the Premiership table for Country Jockeys. Having had 710 races during this period, Peter Graham has had 92.5 wins; 97 seconds; and 89 thirds. This has given Graham a strike rate of 13.1% (win).

Brad Rawiller is sitting fifth on the Premiership table at the moment. With 495 starters under his belt for the August to June period, Rawiller has come first in 89.5 races; second in 67; and third in 71. Rawiller currently has a strike rate of 18.2% (win).

Another one of Australia’s country jockeys is that of Dale Spriggs. Sitting at sixth place position on the Premiership table, Spriggs has had 722 starters; 86 wins; 74 thirds; and 75 seconds. Currently Spriggs has a strike rate of 11.9% (win) for the 2008/2009 season.

In seventh place is that of Brendan Ward. Having had 566 rides; 84.5 firsts; 59 seconds; and 53 thirds, Ward has a current strike rate of 15% (win).

Dean Yendall – another one of Australia’s country jockeys – is sitting at eighth place on the Premiership table. Yendall has had 632 starters this period and has won 83, come second in 83 and third in 71. With a current strike rate (win) of 13.1%, Yendall is another successful jockey.

Robert Thompson is currently in ninth position. Having had 644 starters from August 2008 to June 2009, Thompson has had 83 firsts; 74 seconds; and 61 thirds. His current strike rate for this period sits at 12.9% (win).

In tenth spot on the Premiership table is Mark Pegus. One of Australia’s successful country jockeys, Pegus has had 621 starters in the August 2008 to June 2009 period. Of these, he has had 83 firsts; 64 seconds; and 67 thirds. His current strike rate sits at 13.4%.

As this is a Table that is constantly moving, you will find that these country jockeys will shuffle around in positions. It does, however, give you an indication as to who the hot country jockeys are at the moment. This can be a great guide when making those winning selections.

Place a bet online on your favourite Australian Country Jockey Premiership jockeys

You can place a bet on your favourite country jockeys anywhere around the world. You can place a bet in the comfort of your own home. Even if you are stuck at the office, you can place a bet there as well. In fact, you can place a wager on your favourite country jockeys from anywhere in the world online. Just tap into your online bookie’s site and away you go. It has never been easier or more convenient to follow and bet upon your favourite country jockeys.