Beadman, Darren


Pierced For Threading


1965-11-17 Darren Beadman was born in Canberra, Australia.


2007 he was the youngest jockey to ever be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame at age 41.


He also had the unique distinction of being the first to be honored while still in his riding career.



Recorded For Stringing






Early Career
1982-02 began his apprenticeship with the Master Theo Green.


1983, Beadman first gained notice by winning his first Sydney apprentice jockeys’ title.


1985 REGAL STATE – Prix Morny in France.



Major Wins:

  • 1984 INSPIRED – Golden Slipper
  • 1990 KINGSTON RULE – Melbourne Cup
  • 1991 SUPER IMPOSE – Doncaster Handicap
  • 1991 SUPER IMPOSE – Epsom Handicap
  • 1996 SAINTLY – Melbourne Cup
  • 1996 SAINTLY – Cox Plate
  • 1996 OCTAGONAL – AJC Derby
  • 1997 GUINEAS – Golden Slipper
  • 2002 LONHRO – Mackinnon Stakes
  • 2004 LONHRO – Australian Cup


Retirement and Return:


1997, Beadman, then aged 31, retired from racing and studied to become a pastor.
2000 he came out of retirement.


He is a seven-time Sydney jockey premiership winner.





Hong Kong


1992-09-13 MOTIVATION – his first win in Sha Tin.


2007, Beadman became the stable jockey for John Moore in Hong Kong.


He was the regular partner of Moore-trained luminaries as VIVA PATACA and ABLE ONE.



Major Wins:

2012-02-17, suffered a serious head injury at Sha Tin Racecourse after fell when a horse collapsed underneath him in a barrier trial,


he has been left with brain function impairments including balance and speech.


2012-10-30 his retirement as jockey was announced in Australia.



Beadman’s Riding Record In Hong Kong:

  • First winner MOTIVATION
  • First successive winner MOTIVATION
  • First horse of triple wins SPORTING CHAMP
  • First win for other stables: KA FOOK for B Hutchison
  • First win of trophy race: MOTIVATION
  • Winner of Most favorite Odds: VIVA PATACA (1.3)
  • Winner of Best Odds: LUCKY PAL(99)
  • Most winning horses: HAPPY ZERO, CAPTAIN SWEET (6 times)
  • Most winning horse from other stables: HEALTHY MANNER (4 times)
  • Wins on Most favorite Odds: (102 times)
  • Trophy wins: (54 times)
  • Double wins in 1 raceday: (57 times)
  • Triple wins in 1 raceday: (9 times)
  • Four wins in 1 raceday: (2 times)
  • Total Group1 Wins (94 times)
  • 2012-02-15 Total rides in Hong Kong: 2152 (275 wins)







Best Horse Seen: KINGSTON TOWN


Favorite Track: Randwick, Australia






Best Advice: Don’t stand behind a horse or in front of a bull!






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