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Dye Says Aust Jockeys & Horses Not The Best
Meanwhile former champion jockey Shane Dye (just returned to the Sydney track after his lengthy stint riding in Hong Kong) told The Sydney Morning Herald: "In Australia we don't look outside our horizon. We are very focused on us. Our horses are the best, our jockeys are the best. I've got something to tell everyone: our jockeys are not the best, nor are our horses. It's a great place to live & to ride & we do have great jockeys & horses. But not as good as Australians think. . . . . A bloke like Gerald Mosse (HK champion rider) would be better than any jockey in Australia. Christophe Soumillon is another better than anyone here. Mosse is an absolute genius: just goes out there & rides the horses. He doesn't make mistakes in big races." Dye added former Randwick trainer John Size (annually among the leading HK trainers) "is just a genius. He was a genius when he left Australia & his record spoeaks for itself. I don't think it would matter where he went, he just knows."