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Cup-winning Mosse to ride in Perth


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Melbourne Cup-winning rider Gerald Mosse will be among the stars contesting an international jockeys’ series in Perth on Saturday week.

Mosse rode Americain to a famous victory at Flemington earlier this month and will be joined by another Hong Kong-based Frenchman, Olivier Douleuze, in the Kailis International Jockey Series at Ascot.

A former retained jockey for the Aga Khan, Mosse was propelled onto the world stage in 1990 with his victory on Saumarez in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

The jockeys’ series will be part of the meeting featuring the Group Two Winterbottom Stakes (1200m).

Singapore-based Robbie Fradd, who rode the winner of the Darwin Cup in August, is among the jockeys confirmed to ride.

The others are Irishman John Egan, Michael Walker, Jose Verenzuela, Nash and Brad Rawiller, Damien Oliver, Nicholas Hall, Paul Harvey and William Pike.

Egan tuned up by riding two winners at the barrier trials at Belmont Park on Monday, two days after riding in Bahrain.

He rode with success in Western Australia on a previous visit in 2004 but his most recent trip in 2008 resulted in controversy when he was fined $8000 for calling Victorian stewards “tin-pot Hitlers” in a television interview.

Egan was upset at continued veterinary examinations of his Melbourne Cup mount Yellowstone who was subsequently scratched on the eve of the race.