Peter Cook (jockey)

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Peter John Cook (born 15 December 1950) in Sydney, Australia is a retired Australian jockey.

Some of his achievements include winning the 1981 and 1984 Melbourne Cups (Just A Dash and Black Knight), the 1976 and 1982 Cox Plates (Surround and Kingston Town), the 1979 Doncaster Handicap (Belmura Lad) and the 1988 Oakleigh Plate (Snippets).[1]

In 1991 he suffered permanent heart damage following an incident whilst using a sauna in the jockeys' room at Canberra racecourse.[2]

He officially retired from riding in 1994[3] and had a short stint as a trainer.

Peter Cook is often compared to his father, champion jockey Billy Cook.[4]

Further reading[edit]

  • Brasch, D. (2011). Jockeying to the top: the story of horseracing legend Peter Cook. New Holland Publishers. ISBN 978-1-74257-125-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brasch, D. (2011). Jockeying to the top: the story of horseracing legend Peter Cook. New Holland Publishers. ISBN 978-1-74257-125-6, p. 163-167
  2. ^ Brasch, D. (2011).Jockeying to the top: the story of horseracing legend Peter Cook. New Holland Publishers. ISBN 978-1-74257-125-6, p. 129
  3. ^ Brasch, D. (2011). Jockeying to the top: the story of horseracing legend Peter Cook. New Holland Publishers. ISBN 978-1-74257-125-6, p. 162
  4. ^ Brasch, D. (2011). Jockeying to the top: the story of horseracing legend Peter Cook. New Holland Publishers. ISBN 978-1-74257-125-6, p. 163