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Chris Waller Chris Waller

Chris Waller grew up in New Zealand’s North Island about an hour or so north of Wellington in Foxton, a small horseracing town of about 3,000 people.

  • Blake Shinn is an Australian jockey, who rode the 2008 Melbourne Cup winner on Viewed for trainer Bart Cummings.

  • Born: July, 14, 1980

    The boy from Dunedoo has stamped himself as one of Australia's elite jockeys.

  • Michelle Payne (born 29 September 1985) is an Australian jockey. She won the 2015 Melbourne Cup, riding Prince of Penzance, and was the first female jockey to win the event.