Look no hands: Brenton Avdulla has a bit of fun at the beach
|Look no hands: Brenton Avdulla has a bit of fun at the beach - 11th Jan 2017|
Look no hands: Brenton Avdulla has a bit of fun at the beach |
Brenton Avdulla became famous for taking a bow when he won the VRC Oaks on Lasqueti Spirit at Flemington last year, but riding on the beach on Tuesday he decided to take it a bit further and have "a bit of fun".
Sydney's leading jockey took his hands off the reins as a group of 10 horse galloped down Surfer's Paradise beach in an exhibition, which was part of the Magic Millions barrier draw.
"I have never done it before but this was a bit of fun and I said to Tye [Angland] that I was going to do it," Avdulla said. "It is my nature - I like being a bit different.
"I have been riding for 10 years, so I'm pretty confident that I could do it and I still controlled the horse because he was so quiet.
"There were plenty of people around and it was a good way to put on a show.
"Usually you would get fined for that, but there were no rules out there."
While the horses were getting ready to gallop, Avdulla and Tommy Berry stood on the saddles of their mounts, while Kathy O'Hara and Angland did handstands showing their skill and strength posing for a photo.
Avdulla is having a week off on the Gold Coast before Magic Millions day on Saturday when he will ride Goodfella in the Magic Millions Classic and Eckstein in the Magic Millions Guineas.
"Goodfella will be charging home but I like the chance of Eckstein after her win last Saturday. I know Winning Rupert is very smart but I think she can run a big race," Avdulla said.
Article courtesy of Fairfax Digital and The Age