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October 5, 2017

Experienced international jockey Jamie Spencer has today been confirmed as the rider of Brave Smash in the world’s richest race on turf, the $10 million The Everest at Royal Randwick on Saturday 14 October.

Spencer, who has been champion jockey in both Ireland and Britain, has more than 2000 flat winners in Britain and more than 20 Group 1 wins to his name, including the 2013 Longines Mackinnon Stakes in Melbourne on Side Glance, along with other Group 1 races in Britain, Ireland, the United States, UAE, France and Singapore.

The Australian Turf Club and Australian Bloodstock said today Spencer’s booking would add further international profile to The Everest, particularly throughout Europe.

Australian Turf Club Executive General Manager of Racing James Heddo said Spencer’s riding style would suit Brave Smash.

“Brave Smash has a racing pattern that will benefit from an experienced rider and Jamie Spencer fits that criteria perfectly’’ Mr Heddo said.

“Jamie has ridden for Australian Bloodstock successfully in the past and the ATC is very excited to have Jamie visit Australia again to take part in a race which is attracting huge interest across the world.’’

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