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Which Australian Jockey has the most Group One Wins?

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Last updated: 24 Jun 2024
Bets.com.au Staff 24 Jun 2024
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With five jockeys having brought up 100 Group 1 wins, including one who is still riding, there have been some big numbers achieved in Australian Racing history.

Damien Oliver now sits on top of this list with 129, taking over from George Moore (126) who retired from race riding in 1971 and held the record for decades, an amazing achievement given there are many more Group 1's run now.

The top five list for most Group 1 wins by an Australian jockey can be found below:

5. Hugh Bowman (102 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. George Moore (126 G1 wins)


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

1. Damien Oliver (129 G1 wins)


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Group 1 wins include: Melbourne Cup (x3), Caulfield Cup (x4), VRC Oaks (x7), Victoria Derby (x6)

Most Australian Group Ones Jockey wins FAQ

Which Australian jockey has the most Group One wins?

Damien Oliver holds the Australian record of Group One wins with 129.

The last of those came in the 2023 Underwood Staks aboard Alligator Blood.

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 has 74 Group One races throughout a season, which starts at the beginning of August each year and runs for 12 months.

How many Group Ones has James McDonald won?

James McDonald has ridden 87 Group One winners.

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