Monday, August 22, 2011


Rob Crabtree, the owner of Magnus (below), is generously donating a 2011 service nomination to his highly rated stallion prospect to raise funds for champion jumps jockey Brett Scott.
The nomination will be auctioned at a testimonial lunch for the hurt hoop at Moonee Valley tomorrow.
To be hosted by TVN presenter and racing personality Bruce Clark, the lunch will celebrate Scott's feats on the racetrack and support Brett and his family amid his rehabilitation process.
Scott, a 3-time winner of the Tommy Corrigan Medal with victories in nearly every major jumps race on the calendar, has not ridden since a fall at Yarra Valley last October.
Brett is currently an in-patient at a rehabilitation unit undergoing extensive therapy after spinal surgery in June.
In a distinguished career as one of his generation's premier jumps hoops, Scott has tasted major success on multiple occasions in Warrnambool’s Grand Annual Steeplechase (four times), Oakbank’s Great Eastern Steeplechase (five), Australian Steeplechase (four), Hiskens Steeplechase (three) and the Grand National Hurdle (two).
Scott has also showcased his talents on the world stage, claiming a historical ‘three-peat’ of Japan’s Nakayama Grand Jump aboard world-beater Karasi.
Given the prowess of Magnus’ first crop in the sale ring this year - up to $130k in Melbourne, $120k on the Gold Coast and topping the Sydney Classic with a $170k filly - he should be a popular item on the auction sheet.

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