How the hunger returned for record-breaker Opie Bosson | Topics: Opie Bosson, Te Akau Racing

Jockeys, Owners and Trainers

Okie Bosson: “I think Probabeel is going to be very exciting next season as a 3-year-old. She’s got so much talent.” Photo: Trish Dunell

The 2018-19 season will live long in the memory of leading New Zealand jockey Opie Bosson. 

The talented rider, currently world-ranked 38, went on to win six G1s, taking his tally to 65, surpassing Hall of Fame jockey Lance O’Sullivan’s previous NZ record of 62 G1 victories. 

“It wasn’t a goal initially, but when I found out I was pretty close to it I was hungry to get it. I thought it was a great achievement to knock him off because he was a freak,” Bosson said. “When Lance broke his leg I ended up becoming stable rider for O’Sullivan’s and Lance taught me a hell of a lot while…