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Jim Cassidy (jockey)

Jim Cassidy (born January 21, 1963) is a New Zealand jockey who famously rode Kiwi from last into the straight to win the 1983 Melbourne Cup.[1][2] He won his second Melbourne Cup in 1997 aboard Might and Power whom he also rode to victory in that year's Cox Plate.

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


  1. Thomas, Ray (2008-11-01). "Jim Cassidy and Shane Dye still have it". news.com.au. http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,24581630-5006070,00.html. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  2. "Kiwi wins the 1983 Melbourne Cup". Ministry for Culture and Heritage. 2008-11-02. http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/video/kiwi-wins-1983-melbourne-cup. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 


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