The Clapper and Bossy – the Randwick mile specialists
George Main Stakes: Jockey Glen Boss the ideal wingman for fan favourite Happy Clapper in mile
Ray Thomas, Racing Editor, The Daily Telegraph
Sydney’s most popular racehorse, Happy Clapper, and Hall of Fame jockey Glen Boss are the epitome of Randwick “mile” specialists.
Happy Clapper, the nine-year-old who is showing no signs of slowing down, is already the winner of the 2017 Epsom Handicap and 2018 Doncaster Mile and the 2015 Villiers Stakes over the Randwick 1600m course.
The Pat Webster-trained gelding ran second in successive Doncasters behind the great Winx (2016) and It’s Somewhat (2017), and also second to Winx in the 2017 George Main Stakes.
Boss also knows a thing or two about winning over the Randwick 1600m. He has ridden a record seven Doncaster Mile winners including Brutal this year, plus three Epsom Handicap winners, two George Main Stakes and wins in the Champagne Stakes and Flight Stakes — all Group 1 races.