Byrne’s winners keep coming

Jim Byrne is closing in on a record. PIC Bradley Photos.

Jim Byrne is closing in on a Brisbane record with four winners at Doomben taking him to 1276 in the Queensland capital.

He copped a suspension on Saturday but some time early this season he will become the first jockey to ride 1300 winners in Brisbane.

Byrne has ridden four winners in a day at least eight times in a career which stretches back nearly 30 years.

Byrne has ridden five winners in a day on three occasions and has won the Brisbane premiership four times.

“Funny thing is I probably could have ridden two more winners on Saturday,” Byrne said.

“But any day you ride four winners can’t be bad. It is a lot harder than you would think.”

In the absence of premier jockey Jeff Lloyd because of suspension, Byrne has ridden five winners in the season.

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