|Born||17 May 1969
Casino, New South Wales, Australia
|Major racing wins|
|Epsom Handicap (1995, 1997)
Goodwood Handicap (1996)
AJC Metropolitan Handicap (1996, 2000)
Stradbroke Handicap (1997, 2000)
Doomben 10,000 (1997)
Melbourne Cup (1998)
Golden Slipper Stakes (1998, 2004)
Doncaster Handicap (2001)
AJC Sires Produce Stakes (2004)
Spring Champion Stakes (2004)
Champagne Stakes (2004)
Cox Plate (2004)
Salinger Stakes (2006)
LKS MacKinnon Stakes (2006)
Caulfield Cup 2010
|Assertive Lad, Iron Horse, Jezabeel, Rum, Savabeel, Dance Hero, Shower Of Roses, Desert War|
Originally a Queensland jockey, Munce shares stable jockey duties with Danny Beasley for Gai Waterhouse Racing. During his career Chris Munce has won thirty-five Group One conditions races including Australia's most prestigious races, the Melbourne Cup and the Cox Plate.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, Munce was arrested by the ICAC, an anti-corruption police in July 2006 with $HK250,000 stuffed into his jeans pockets along with a sheet of paper containing notations allegedly relating to wagers on horse races he had tipped. The charges against him related to actions by Munce while he was racing in Hong Kong which claimed he provided tips to local businessman Andy Lau (not the singer Andy Lau) between December 2005 and May 2006.
On 1 September 2007, Munce returned to Australia to serve the remainder of his sentence. The Hong Kong and Australian federal and New South Wales state governments ruled that Munce be detained in minimum-security prison in Sydney.
- 5 July 2006 article in The Guardian titled Top Australian jockey in bribery investigation
- 1 March 2007 Sydney Morning Herald article titled Jockey jailed over betting scandal
- 3 March 2007 Daily Telegraph article Why Hong Kong never a safe bet
- ITH, Report: Australian champion jockey Chris Munce to serve sentence in Sydney
- Daily Telegraph (30 October 2008). "Jockey Chris Munce freed from Silverwater Jail". The Daily Telegraph.
- Daily Telegraph (30 October 2008). "Cathy Munce: Best Christmas present ever". The Daily Telegraph.