Melbourne Cup:Champion jockey Glen Boss’s dream of a fourth Melbourne Cup on favourite Constantinople has been shattered after he has hit with a six-meeting careless riding suspension at Royal Randwick yesterday
Boss rode Attention Run in the City Tattersalls Cup when he switched inside horses at the top of the straight, causing interference to Re Edit.
He pleaded guilty to the charge before Racing NSW stewards and was given a six-meeting suspension to commence on November 3. He is not due to resume riding until November 16.
From the fashion, to the celebrities, to the jockeys, and of course the races – audiences will be able to access all areas of the Melbourne Cup Carnival live and free on 10, all of our platforms and on social, and engage in a complete Melbourne Cup Carnival experience.”
Network 10’s national sales director, Lisa Squillace said: “Our approach to the Carnival was all about delivering multi-platform opportunities that give advertisers access to all areas of the Carnival.
Our teams developed a number of incredible advertiser-friendly ‘firsts’ for our Carnival coverage including a Jockey’s Lounge and a live fashion stream on 10 Daily.
Advertisers have been really receptive to our vision and plans and we’re pumped to be working with so many partners to bring the Carnival to life.”
Network 10’s national sport director, Nisar Malik added: “We’re really excited to be partnering with existing Melbourne Cup Carnival sponsors such as Lexus, Myer, G.H. Mumm and Kennedy to expand their Carnival sponsorship to broadcast and digital.
It’s also fantastic to be collaborating with sponsors like ZYRTECR, Harvey Norman and TAB to integrate across our coverage, platforms and assets. It’s going to be a huge week and we can’t wait to get into it.”
Another canny international purchase by Jamie Lovett and the crew at Australian Bloodstock could secure them a $500,000 bonus after Chief Ironside’s stirring win in the Crystal Mile at Moonee Valley.
Winless since 2018, the northern hemisphere four-year-old was purchased along with Cox Plate flop Danceteria and sent to French trainer David Menuisier, who trains in England.
Under Irish jockey Jamie Spencer Chief Ironside gobbled up Cliffs Edge and Best of Days with a storming late surge to leave Menuisier and connections “over the moon”.
The boys, brought the horse about two and a half months ago and for you to come here in Australia, we found that we could improve the horse on his previous form and I think that is what we did,” he said.
A failure in the Toorak Handicap last start, where Chief ironside finished 13th, wasn’t a true indication of his ability according to jockey Jamie Spencer, who reunited with him having ridden the horse at his last start in England in July.