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Harry White (jockey)

Harry White
Occupation Jockey
Birthplace Unknown
Birth date 1944
Career wins Melbourne Cups (4 times)
Major racing wins, honours & awards
Australian Racing Hall of Fame
Significant horses
Think Big, Hyperno, Arwon

Harry White (born 1944) was a top Australian jockey in the late 70s. He usually rode for the "cups king" Bart Cummings. He rode the winners of four Melbourne Cups on Think Big (twice) and Hyperno for Bart Cummings and also on Arwon for George Hanlon[1].

White was renowned for his judgment in long distance events and for sleeping in the jockeys' room before riding in a race, no matter how important it was. His record in sprint races include wins in three Newmarket Handicaps, three Oakleigh Plates and three Futurity Stakes.

Harry White retired in 1995. He and wife Lauris live on a 200-hectare beef farm near Gisborne in Victoria[2].

In 2003, Harry White was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame[1].



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