Michael Rodd

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Nationality Australian
Nickname Michael ‘The Great’
Age 32yo (19/01/1982)
Biggest Win Gr 1-Australian Cup (Super Cool 2013), Gr 1-Cox Plate (Maldivian 2008), Gr 1-Melbourne Cup (Efficient 2007), Gr 1-Victoria Derby (Efficient 2006)
Best horse ridden Atlantic Jewel, Efficient
Twitter @MichaelRodd2
Last Season Stats Prizemoney: $6.37m

The Championships Race Highlights

Australian Oaks: Rena’s Lady (2007)

Arrowfield Royal Sovereign Stakes: Flying Pegasus (2006)

Schweppes Chairman’s Quality: No Wine No Song (2007)

Drummond Golf Sapphire Stakes: Atlantic Jewel (2012), Fire Song (2007)


Michael Rodd was born in Manly NSW, and escapes the pressure of racing by surfing every chance he gets.  He initially planned to be a carpenter but his talent in the saddle was quickly evident when he was apprenticed to trainer Bryan Guy.  He won three consecutive Queensland apprentices’ premierships.  Rodd had a two-year stint in Hong Kong from 2004 and since returning to Australia has settled in Melbourne and established himself as one of the best big-race riders around.

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Favourite sportsperson: Kelly Slater
Star sign: Capricorn