|Macau's current leading rider
Australian Danny Beasley has quit his current riding country in that country and will
return to Australia.
In a statement issued over
the weekend the Macau Jockey Club said that Beasley had relinquished his licence citing
Beasley rode in Macau for the final time at the local Sunday
day meeting and he was in great form with a winning treble.
The aptly named Cheers Forever won the first race of the day,
the Sandown Handicap over 1500 metres. With Beasley aboard the gelding won by a length and
Beasley was back in the winner's circle after he partnered
Super Fortune to victory in the Warwick Handicap. That galloper was too good winning by
three parts of a length in the 1400 metre event.
At his second last ride in the country he saluted on
Adjudicator. Then pairing were comprehensive two length winners in the first division of
the Ripon Handicap (1400m). Nathan Day was second aboard Tapbo Win.
There wasn't the fairytale finish for the top rider though.
Riding in the second last race of the day Beasley could manage to finish only third behind
fellow Australian Danny Brereton aboard Happy Morning.
Beasley leaves Macau with a six winner buffer in the jockey's
premiership following his treble on Sunday.
The decision by Beasley to quit his contract in Macau comes
hot on the heels of a similar move by another Australian ex-pat Brad Stewart who made his
shock decision a month ago.
Meanwhile, apart from the winner for Danny Brereton aboard
Happy Morning in the second division of the Ripon Handicap, there was joy for fellow
Aussie John Didham who partnered New Hero to victory in the second race on the day.