Recently retired jockey Mick Dittman has been recognised for his
outstanding achievements in the saddle over a long period by being one of five jockey
inductees into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in Melbourne tonight.
Mick Dittman, was born in Rockhampton, Queensland in 1952 and rose to
fame as one of Australia's most outstanding jockeys.
He dominated Brisbane racing winning 5 premierships before heading to
Sydney where he joined up with the late T.J. Smith to form a formidable combination.
Dittman won 3 Sydney Jockeys' Premierships and throughout his career
scored a remarkable 88 Group 1 wins.
His 1,700-plus victories included three
Golden Slippers (Full on Aces, Bounding Away and Bint Marscay), two Cox Plates (Strawberry
Road and Red Anchor), the Melbourne Cup (Gurner's Lane) and a Caulfield Cup (Sydeston).