Brenton Avdulla
Age: 33
Background:
Brenton Avdulla was once a leading apprentice in Melbourne before a ‘chance’ phone call from Gai Waterhouse prompted his relocation to Sydney. Rising through the ranks he was crowned 2017/18 Sydney Champion Jockey. Avdulla’s biggest wins include a pair of Golden Slippers – Australia’s most-famous two-year-old race – aboard Estijaab (2018) and Fireburn (2022). Avdulla has won 13 Group 1 races, while his first came in 2010 aboard Secret Admirer in the Flight Stakes. Perhaps his most iconic top-level triumph was aboard 100/1 chance Lasqueti Spirit in the 2016 VRC Oaks, where Avdulla built an insurmountable mid-race lead at Flemington to pinch the contest in miraculous fashion. The Australian rider has formed strong partnerships with Chris Waller, Kris Lees and Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes in recent seasons, while in 2022 he made a successful return from serious neck injury. Avdulla secured three wins in his first stint in Hong Kong across the tail-end of the 2022/23 season.
Achievements:
Sydney Champion Jockey (2017/18).
Notable Wins Include:
Golden Slipper (2018 Estijaab, 2022 Fireburn), VRC Oaks (2016 Lasqueti Spirit), Epsom Handicap (2011 Secret Admirer, 2022 Ellsberg [dead-heat with Top Ranked]), Lightning Stakes (2014 Snitzerland), Randwick Guineas (2011 Ilovethiscity, 2021 Lion’s Roar), Surround Stakes (2022 Hinged), Flight Stakes (2010 Secret Admirer).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2023/24 season):
3 (win strike rate 2.2%).
23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 15/05/2024
Nationality : AUS No. of Wins : 30 Total Rides : 389
Stakes won : $64,045,075 No. of 2nds : 27 Win % : 7.71%
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 4 No. of 3rds : 34
No. of 4ths : 35

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