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Thompson Sets New Aust Record 3,323 Wins
Just 24 hours after equalling the legendary Jack Thompson's all-time Australian record of 3,322 winners, Cessnock-based jockey Robert Thompson, 50, moved past that mark with victory on board 4YO gelding Promised (Grand Lodge-Kissing, by Somalia) over 1406m at Port Macquarie yesterday for trainer Brian Garvey. Thompson began riding career in 1974 as an apprenticeship to his grandfather Norm Collins.