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Top Award - Local Jockey

Top Award - Local Jockey

Shane Jackson Claims Tommy Corrigan Medal.

The Victorian Racing Awards were held in Melbourne at the weekend with a local jockey taking out a top award.

Irish born Warrnambool based jumps jockey Shane Jackson was presented with the prestigious Tommy Corrigan medal as the leading jumps jockey for 2019.

The stewards panel votes after each jumps meeting on a 2 - 1 basis.

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The Irish-born jockey, who formed a productive partnership with the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott stable, amassed 19 votes – two more than 2017 runner-up Richard Cully.

Eight-time Tommy Corrigan Medallist Steven Pateman was third on 15 votes, ahead of Tom Ryan (10) and Thomas Sadler (nine).

Two Victorian Jockeys’ Association peer-voted awards were also handed out on the night, with Damian Lane retaining his title as Victoria’s ‘Most Valuable Jockey’ after another stellar season in the saddle.

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