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Damien Oliver doesn't top the list...

With four jockeys having brought up 100 group one wins including one by a champion hoop still riding, there has been some big numbers achieved in Australian Racing history.

Most Aussie fans would have expected the evergreen Damien Oliver to sit at the top of this list but he's in second position, and following his 2020 VRC Oaks win aboard Personal, is now on 118 and just one victory shy of George Moore who claimed an incredible 119 top tier wins.

The top five list for most Group One wins by an Australian jockey can be found below:

5. Hugh Bowman (94 G1 wins)


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Notable Group One wins: Cox Plate (x4), Chipping Norton (x4), HK Derby (x2)

4. Jim Cassidy (104 G1 wins)


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Notable Group One wins: Melbourne Cup (x2), Caulfield Cup (x2), Cox Plate, Golden Slipper.

3. Roy Higgins (108 G1 wins)


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Group One wins: Melbourne Cup (x2), Cox Plate (x2), VRC Oaks (x5), Victoria Derby (x4)

2. Damien Oliver (118 G1 wins)


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Group 1 wins include: Melbourne Cup (x3), Caulfield Cup (x4), VRC Oaks (x6), Victoria Derby (x6)

1. George Moore (119 G1 wins)


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Noteable Group One wins: AJC Derby (x5), Sydney Cup (x3), Doncaster Handicap (x3), Cox Plate (x2)

Most Australian Group Ones Jockey wins FAQ

Which Australian jockey has the most Group One wins?

George Moore still holds the Australian record of Group One wins with 119.

He rode G1 winners both in Australia and overseas.

How many Group Ones has Damien Oliver won?

Damien Oliver is second on the Australian record with 118 Group 1 wins.

As a current top jockey, Damien Oliver is within striking distance of George Moore.

How many Group Ones has Michelle Payne won?

Michelle Payne has ridden 5 Group One winners, the most of any female jockey in Australia.

That famously includes the 2015 Melbourne Cup on Prince Of Penzance

How many Group One races are there in Australia?

Australia will have over 60 Group One races in 2020.

Most of these are run in Sydney or Melbourne during the major spring and autumn carnivals.

How many Group Ones has James McDonald won?

James McDonald has ridden 43 Group One winners.

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