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Boss donates to Montgomerie Fund


Boss donates to Montgomerie FundChampion hoop Glen Boss continued to do his bit at Sandown on Wednesday in a bid to help the family of jockey Simone Montgomerie who died this week.

Boss is donating the prize money he earns for the week to the Montgomerie Fund, was set up after the death of the jockey from injuries she suffered in a fall at Monday’s Darwin Cup meeting.

Boss rode two winners on Tuesday and booted home Recycle Prince on Wednesday at Sandown.

The three-time Melbourne Cup-winning jockey hopes it’s just the start of a “gang-buster week”.

He said donating his earnings this week was the least he could do for Montgomerie’s five-year-old daughter Kodah.

“Kodah is going to wake up every morning and her mum is not going to be there. It’s pretty sad. No-one should have to go through that,” Boss said.

Boss, one of the most successful jockeys in the country, urged other jockeys to jump on board.

“It’s one week out of your life, big deal,” he said.

“We’ve got a spring ahead of us and have got an opportunity to make a lot of money in a short period of time. I think it’s only the right thing to do.

“Hopefully I can have a gang-buster week. Hopefully it’s an eight or ten thousand dollar week for me and I can give it all to her.”

Last season’s premier Melbourne jockey is riding at Bendigo on Thursday and has a good book of rides at Flemington on Saturday.

His Flemington mounts includes Zamorar who is an $8 chance in the feature Group Three $150,000 Aurie’s Star Handicap.

“I’ll just go out there and do my best on every horse I can ride and basically you are thinking about little Kodah and obviously the rest of the family,” Boss said.