With the Spring Racing Carnival not that far away, the man who dominates the Group One Carnival’s Glen Boss has moved to Melbourne to ride.
Glen is best known for his three Melbourne Cup wins on champion mare Makybe Diva. He was a star at Sydney’s autumn carnival this year with wins in the Golden Slipper on Sebring and Doncaster Handicap on Triple Honour.
Glenn has won more than 60 Group 1 races.
Some of his current presentation topics are
Turning Dreams Into Trophies - Life story of a young, wild child from country Queensland who always had a need for speed. When Glen first started out he struggled to deal with all the pressure and struggles of professional sport. He was down and out, ready to quit when he set himself a challenge that if his luck did not turn around that weekend he would quit racing and find himself a real job. He rode four winners that weekend and has not turned back since, making him now the most successful jockey in Australia and one of the most sought after jockeys worldwide. Glen shares his highs and lows and how he has climbed out of the lows and stayed on top of the highs.
The Day My Life Ended…..and Started Again - Life was great for Glen Boss, beautiful wife, two wonderful kids, financially secure and at the time racing for a multi-billionaire in Asia, until one slip off the back of a horse and his C2 was shattered. Laying there on a race track in Macau with a broken neck, tingles in his left arm and could not move his feet. Waiting for the paramedics his whole life flashed before his eyes. His family, his career, never walking again and death. He was airlifted to Hong Kong for urgent surgery, when he was told that he had shattered his C2 (the same vertebrae as Christopher Reeve) and there was a chance that he would never walk again. After lifesaving surgery by one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons and six months in a head to waist cast, to doctors amazement, he was in the saddle again. This experience changed his life for the better and made him who he is today.
Working for Kings, Sheiks & Billionaires - The life of a modern day jockey and dealing with pressure from all that is around you. Knowing that millions are on your shoulders each time you go to work. How do you remain calm and not let outside pressure affect what you are there to do? Living this lifestyle can be hard…..but never forget the values learned as a kid living on the land.
Winning All You Can Win and Remaining Focussed – Tomorrow is another day and yesterday is a photo. Dealing with success and remaining focussed on the task at hand.
My Relationship with The Diva – The bond that was formed with Makybe Diva over the past five years. The feeling was surreal, he felt like they were on a run away train and there was nothing that could stop them or get in their way. “She gave me feelings and experiences that I know will never surface again and for that I’m so grateful”. The feeling of turning into the straight at Flemington, 200,000 people cheering for us, millions watching worldwide and all of a sudden realising that she was about to make history…..words can’t explain.
Glen Boss Testimonials
"It was our pleasure to have Glen Boss as our guest speaker for the SONY BMG Executive Team 2005 Dinner.
Glen was truly inspirational. He has an amazing drive and focus and has overcome major setbacks in his career to come back to win his 3rd Melbourne Cup on Makybe Diva proving that with determination and strong will you can achieve anything.
Not only is Glen one of Australia's most accomplished and successful jockey's but he is also a devoted father and husband. Maintaining that balance in life and work is something that I highly value. Glen spoke from the heart, was honest and humble and received a great reaction from my team. His presentation was uplifting and enlightening.
SONY BMG is one of the most important and influential companies in the music industry, and in my position I have worked with the leading figures in the music and entertainment industry. Glen was able to make connections to our industry with his story to inspire and motivate my team and we intend to use him again."
Denis Handlin AM
Chairman and CEO of SONY BMG Music Entertainment, Australia & New Zealand
We at TFSA would like to sincerely thank you for recommending that our conference be closed by Mr Glen Boss.
His contribution to our conference was tremendous and went well beyond just his beautiful address to over 200 delegates.
The Layback approach with his country chat mixed with a very interesting "Life in racing" made everyone hang on every word, as you know Nick, I have seen many a good speaker in my time at conferences and I for one was not disappointed at all. On the contrary my expectations were already high from your recommendation and Mr Glen Boss exceeded that expectation.
Glen made the audience feel and believe that they were actually riding on Makybe Diva to the finish.
So again thank you and thank Glen for a great contribution to a very successful annual conference for my dealer group.
Total Financial Solutions Australia
For corporate bookings, please contact:
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Media, Sport and Entertainment Management
13-15 Little Burton Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia
Tel: 02 9332 9111