Chris Munce

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Nationality Australian
Nickname Muscles or Muncey
Age 44yo (17/05/1969)
Biggest Win Golden Slipper (Dance Hero 2004, Prowl 1998), Doncaster Handicap (Assertive Lad 2001), Melbourne Cup (Jezabeel 1998), Caulfield Cup (Descarado 2010)
Best horse ridden All Too Hard, Dance Hero
Twitter @MunceC
Last Season Stats Prizemoney: $2.15m

The Championships Race Highlights

The Star Doncaster Mile: Assertive Lad (2001)

Queen of the Turf Stakes: In a Bound (2004), Sorrento (2001), Danglissa (2000)

Arrowfield Royal Sovereign Stakes: Dance Hero (2005), Assertive Lad (2001)

Schweppes Chairman’s Quality: Pravda (2000)

Kindergarten Stakes: Crimson Reign (2004)

PJ Bell Stakes: She’s Purring (2001)

Carbine Club Stakes: Who Did It (2003)

McGrath Estate Agents South Pacific Classic: Bollinger (2003)

Fernhill Handicap: Vita (2001), Clonmel (2000)


Born and bred in Queensland, Munce burst onto the Brisbane racing scene in season 1989/90 when he won the senior riders' and apprentices' metropolitan premierships with 56 winners.
Moving to Sydney in the mid-90s, he rose to national prominence winning the 1998 Group 1-Melbourne Cup aboard the heavily-backed Jezabeel ($15 into $7).  That success followed his victory seven months earlier in the Gr 1-Golden Slipper in Sydney and spring-boarded his path to becoming one of only seven jockeys to claim each of the “big 4” of Australia’s feature races (including the Caulfield Cup and Cox Plate).  Munce has ridden over 25 Group One winners in his career.
In 2013 Munce had to overcome a battle of a different kind when he was diagnosed with throat cancer from which he has since recovered.

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Favourite sportsperson: Usian Bolt
Star sign: Virgo