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The Fallen Jockeys memorial commemorates 870 jockeys who have been killed in race falls throughout Australia. The monument consists of a bronze figure of a jockey standing 1.8m tall with a base of 1.2 metres.  The names of the fallen will appear alphabetically on the ten individual pillars.

The jockey in the memorial in a sense anonymous, is based on famed rider Hughie Cairns who was killed in a hurdle race at Moonee Valley in 1929.

Australian Jockeys are elite athletes who quite literally place their lives on the line every time they compete in a race.  Sadly, serious injuries are a frequent occurrence and over 800 riders have lost their lives since racing first began.


Address:Alison Road, Royal Randwick Racecourse, Randwick, 2031
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.906389
Long: 151.229444
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th December, 2014
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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