WHY WE CHOOSE OPIE BOSSON?
Opie Bosson has been the benchmark of the New Zealand jockey ranks for years now and his incredible record completely backs that statement up.
Opie started riding competitively at the age of just 14 years old and shortly after rode his first winner on a horse by the name of Fairlie Airlie on the 17th of November, 1995.
26 years down the track, Opie has been able to successfully ride over 1800 winners and is quickly climbing the all-time leader board of most wins by a New Zealand jockey.
Opie has proven himself as the best "Big Time" rider in New Zealand riding history scoring 83 times at Group 1 level which is a remarkable feat in itself. Adding to this, he has been able to win 233 races and counting at Group or Listed Level.
He has had many supporters over the years but none more so than Te Akau Racing and he has rode multiple Group 1 victories for them on world class racehorses such as: Melody Belle & Te Akau Shark.
Opie's like wine, he keeps on getting better with age! His last 2 seasons have seen him collect 18 Group 1 victories and in the 2020/21 season he is set to record his highest winning strike rate!
Bossons best successes have been:
83 x Group 1 Winner
233 x Winner at Group or Listed Level
2021 New Zealand Oaks (Group 1) - Amarelinha
2020 Chipping Norton Stakes (Group 1) - Te Akau Shark
2020 Australian Derby (Group 1) - Quick Thinker
2019 Karaka Millions - Probabeel