ATC PAYS TRIBUTE TO CHAMPION JOCKEY JOHN MARSHALL
The Australian Turf Club has today paid tribute to former premiership-winning Sydney jockey John Marshall, who passed away overnight aged 60.
Marshall, who won the Sydney jockeys premiership in the 1987/88 season, rode some of Australia’s best horses to multiple Group One wins, including Beau Zam, Shaftesbury Avenue, Campaign King and Sky Chase.
He rode Rogan Josh to victory in the 1999 Melbourne Cup for trainer Bart Cummings, with whom he formed a strong partnership with over many years, winning feature races across Australia.
Jockeys will be asked to wear black armbands for the running of Boxing Day’s feature race at Royal Randwick, the Group 3 $160,000 Summer Cup, as a mark of respect.
The Australian Turf Club will also honour John Marshall with a race at Royal Randwick this Saturday.
Australian Turf Club Chief Executive Jamie Barkley said John Marshall was highly regarded amongst his peers during his career and in retirement.
“John Marshall was one of Australia’s best jockeys over many years, and we join the racing community in paying great tribute to his wonderful career,” Mr Barkley said.
“The ATC sends its condolences to John’s family, as well as his colleagues past and present.”