Jim Cassidy (jockey)

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Jim Cassidy
Occupation Jockey
Born (1963-01-21) 21 January 1963 (age 54)
Wellington, New Zealand
Major racing wins
Melbourne Cup (1983, 1997)
WS Cox Plate (1998)
Caulfield Cup (1997, 2000)
Golden Slipper Stakes (2001)
Australian Racing Hall of Fame (2012)
New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame (2014)
Significant horses
Might and Power, Kiwi, Rough Habit,

Jim Cassidy (born 21 January 1963) is a retired New Zealand jockey who has been inducted in both the Australian Racing Hall of Fame and the New Zealand Racing Hall of Fame. Cassidy rode Kiwi from last into the straight to win the 1983 Melbourne Cup.[1] He won his second Melbourne Cup in 1997 aboard Might and Power whom he also rode to victory in the following year's Cox Plate.

Cassidy has won the Australian Derby three times; in 1990, 1993 and in 2009.

Cassidy is the third jockey to win 100 group one races. Cassidy's 100th win was aboard Zoustar in the Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday 2 November 2013.[2]

Jim Cassidy released his autobiography entitled Pumper through Macmillan Books in October 2016.


  1. ^ "Kiwi wins the 1983 Melbourne Cup". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 2 November 2008. Retrieved 23 December 2008. 
  2. ^ https://archive.is/20131102062319/http://au.sports.yahoo.com/news/article/-/19649216/zoustar-cracks-it-for-cassidy-in-coolmore/. Archived from the original on 2013-11-02.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

Further reading[edit]

  • Cassidy, Jim (with Webster, Andrew) (2016). The Pumper. Sydney: Pan Macmillan Australia. ISBN 9781743540114.