Retiring jockey Jeff Lloyd will leave behind records that could take decades to beat when he hangs up his saddle after today’s Doomben meeting.
Lloyd began his career at the famous South African Academy as a 14-year-old and had his first ride in Durban in March, 1976. He did not ride a winner until his 38th attempt but it was the first of more than 5000 victories in ten different countries.
Lloyd has ridden 93 Group 1 winners and been associated with a long list of top international horses. However, it has been since Lloyd and his family moved to the Gold Coast in 2012 that his career has gone to newfound heights.
He has won the Queensland metropolitan jockeys title four times and ridden more than 560 overall winners in that period.