Champion jockey Glen Boss has announced he will retire, ending a stellar career in the saddle.
The 52-year-old will ride for the final time this Saturday at Caulfield, where he will ride Spanish Mission in the Group 2 Zipping Classic.
The news broke on Thursday night, with tributes flowing immediately for the legendary rider, as he reminisced on his final moments with three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva.
“It’s given me so many great thrills, » Boss told Channel 7.
« I’ve made a decision that I’m retiring from professional race-riding after Saturday.
« To be at the level I want to be at all the time and to be at the level that I should be at, you’ve got to be all chips-in. Especially in the last three months, I felt that I was wavering.
« That final moment with her (in the 2005 Melbourne Cup), that moment where I took my hands off the reins, it just showcased her.
« That’s the greatest moment I have ever had on an animal. »
Champion jockey @boss_glen has announced his decorated career will end on Saturday. The 52-year-old is already in the Racing Hall of Fame, and will be forever remembered for his trifecta of Melbourne Cups with Makybe Diva. https://t.co/5zYfOfohG3 @TimHipsley @7horseracing #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/vnFjG0UVu1
— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) November 25, 2021
Champion jockey Glen Boss has announced his retirement from race riding.
This Saturday at Caulfield will mark his final day in the saddle.
— 7HorseRacing 🐎 (@7horseracing) November 25, 2021
This Saturday at Caulfield will mark the final day of race riding for champion jockey Glen Boss.
His final ride will be aboard Spanish Mission in Saturday’s Group Two Zipping Classic! pic.twitter.com/FYGDpHpfIK
— Racing.com (@Racing) November 25, 2021
Champion hoop Glen Boss has announced his retirement. A legendary career comes to an end 🙌 pic.twitter.com/Q1a8dMqmy7
— TAB (@tabcomau) November 25, 2021
Glen Boss has announced his retirement.
What an absolute star! 🌟
Some of my favourite moments in racing are with @boss_glen in the saddle!
— Josh Holt (@JoshHoltTEN) November 25, 2021
Boss’ three wins in the Melbourne Cup aboard Makybe Diva were the clear highlights of his career, as well as four Cox Plates and two Golden Slippers.