regular race rider Jim Pike has joined an illustrious group of legendary jockeys by being
inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame tonight in Melbourne.
Edward Pike was born in New South Wales in 1892 and was so renowned as a jockey that even
to this day, racing experts and punters often say of a jockey that he "rode it like
Jim Pike rode his first winner at the age of 13 and is probably
best-known for his partnership with the mighty Phar Lap on whom he won 27 races from 30
The pair combined to win the 1930
Melbourne Cup. Pike also won two Caulfield Cups, six VRC Derbies (four of these in a row)
and two Cox Plates.
Pike died in 1969 after a short illness and
a moderate career as a horse trainer.