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DAMIEN THORNTON

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With a background in equestrian and raised on a farm outside of Geelong, Damien Thornton began his career in 2011.
Damien Thornton had an immediate impact on the Victorian jockey ranks riding 25 metropolitan winners and in 2013 took an opportunity to move to Sydney and ride for Rosehill based trainer Gerald Ryan.
It was for the Ryan stable that Thornton claimed his first stakes success when partnering two-year-old Time For War to win the 2014 Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes going on to win the 2015 Group 3 Vamos Stakes on Vibrant Rouge for his father Glenn.
In 2016 Thornton moved to Adelaide to become the stable rider for leading trainer Tony McEvoy with good success.

First Runner 21 Aug 2011
Frenchkook (Aus)  
Geelong Synthetic (Aus)  |  Frank O'brien Memorial Hcp C1
First Win 23 Aug 2011
I'm Mysterious (Aus)
Geelong Synthetic (Aus)  |  Geelong Milk/Pura Hcp (58)
Best Horse :
THE ASTROLOGIST (Timeform Rating 117)
First Group Win (G1):
TOFFEE TONGUE (02 May 2020)

DAMIEN THORNTON's Career

Latest Rides

FP Date Course Runner Div Type Distance PM AUD $ Trainer Time
7 of 8 01 Mar 2024 SUNP SUPERONIC $13 MDN 1000m $30,000 JACK BRUCE 0:59.11
4 of 9 01 Mar 2024 SUNP IN THE BLINK $8.5 BM58 1400m $28,000 ADAM CAMPTON 1:25.43
1 of 6 01 Mar 2024 SUNP SKATER $1.4 BM58 1600m $28,000 COREY & KYLIE GERAN 1:39.61
2 of 9 29 Feb 2024 IPSW BREAKING GROUND $2.6 CL2 1700m $28,000 JACK BRUCE 1:46.18
6 of 9 29 Feb 2024 IPSW MAIORI $21 BM58 800m $28,000 STEFAN JOKIC 0:46.30
2 of 6 29 Feb 2024 IPSW WOWIT'S WILLYWONKA $2.8 BM75 1700m $28,000 KEVIN KEMP 1:44.26
9 of 11 28 Feb 2024 DOOM SIGNITA $101 CL2 1200m $38,000 KELLY SCHWEIDA 1:09.50
4 of 14 28 Feb 2024 DOOM LAVONI $2.8 FM MDN 1200m $40,000 JACK BRUCE 1:09.54
8 of 8 28 Feb 2024 DOOM RALLY $26 CL1 2040m $38,000 DESLEIGH FORSTER 2:05.48
2 of 5 25 Feb 2024 CDRA TWICE ON SUNDAY $3.3 CL4 1800m $28,000 JACK BRUCE 1:55.10

Trainer Statistics

Last 100 Runners
Career
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
ANNABEL NEASHAM 3 60.0% 1 80.0% 5 $56,650 0 0 0 0 $1.17
JACK BRUCE 1 10.0% 4 50.0% 10 $55,250 0 0 0 0 $0.75
CHRIS WALLER 1 14.3% 2 42.9% 7 $28,375 0 0 0 0 $0.79
ROBERT HEATHCOTE 1 20.0% 4 100.0% 5 $82,750 0 0 0 0 $0.52
ADAM CAMPTON 1 25.0% 0 25.0% 4 $19,010 0 0 0 0 $0.54
LEE FREEDMAN 1 25.0% 1 50.0% 4 $71,510 0 0 0 0 $2.25
COREY & KYLIE GERAN 1 33.3% 0 33.3% 3 $61,400 0 0 0 0 $0.47
R G LIPP 1 33.3% 0 33.3% 3 $205,000 0 0 1 0 $3.67
SIMON ZAHRA 1 33.3% 0 33.3% 3 $16,335 0 0 0 0 $1.17
MICHAEL NOLAN 1 33.3% 1 66.7% 3 $32,350 0 0 0 0 $1.07
JOHN GILMORE 1 100.0% 0 100.0% 1 $48,800 0 0 0 0 $101.00
MARCUS WILSON 0 0.0% 2 33.3% 6 $11,700 0 0 0 0 -
CHRIS MUNCE 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 5 $26,810 0 0 0 0 -
NATALIE MCCALL 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 3 $7,410 0 0 0 0 -
CHRIS MEAGHER 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 3 $9,850 0 0 0 0 -
Trainer Name Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
MATHEW ELLERTON & SIMON ZAHRA 65 9.8% 148 32.1% 664 $2,890,171 0 0 0 0 $0.75
GLENN THORNTON 57 10.5% 109 30.5% 544 $1,404,038 0 0 1 0 $0.86
TONY MCEVOY 42 17.0% 69 44.9% 247 $1,399,343 0 0 1 4 $0.68
HENRY DWYER 41 14.0% 63 35.5% 293 $1,350,526 0 0 0 0 $0.71
GREG EURELL 40 14.2% 60 35.5% 282 $1,102,761 0 0 0 0 $1.05
CHRIS WALLER 38 12.6% 72 36.4% 302 $2,760,586 1 0 0 0 $0.77
A & S FREEDMAN 36 20.7% 44 46.0% 174 $1,812,560 0 0 0 2 $0.88
MATTHEW WILLIAMS 29 8.7% 70 29.6% 334 $955,054 0 0 0 0 $0.66
ANTHONY FREEDMAN 22 23.2% 27 51.6% 95 $841,065 0 0 1 0 $0.86
DANNY O'BRIEN 21 14.0% 38 39.3% 150 $833,890 0 0 0 0 $0.86
ANNABEL NEASHAM 19 19.2% 27 46.5% 99 $796,860 0 0 0 1 $0.64
MATT LAURIE 18 16.8% 31 45.8% 107 $570,569 0 0 0 0 $1.04
SHANE FLIEDNER 15 10.8% 33 34.5% 139 $796,032 0 0 0 1 $0.77
MATHEW ELLERTON 15 13.4% 22 33.0% 112 $553,930 0 0 0 0 $0.77
CHRIS CALTHORPE 13 8.1% 29 26.3% 160 $354,942 0 0 0 0 $0.77

Seasons Summary Statistics

Season Wins Win (%) Places Place (%) Rides PM AUD $ G1(w) G2(w) G3(w) LR(w) ROI
2023/24 76 14.8% 102 34.6% 514 $3,570,521 0 0 2 0 $1.08
2022/23 81 9.8% 172 30.7% 824 $5,254,025 0 2 1 2 $0.65
2021/22 102 11.7% 200 34.8% 869 $5,950,300 1 0 1 3 $0.79
2020/21 100 12.8% 187 36.7% 782 $4,462,811 0 0 0 1 $0.88
2019/20 96 11.8% 164 32.0% 812 $3,809,652 1 0 1 0 $1.01
2018/19 89 9.3% 191 29.2% 960 $3,408,473 0 0 0 0 $0.85
2017/18 114 12.3% 208 34.7% 929 $3,172,849 0 0 0 0 $0.85
2016/17 68 11.3% 145 35.4% 601 $2,023,345 0 0 1 5 $0.67
2015/16 55 7.5% 142 26.8% 735 $1,487,967 0 0 0 0 $0.50
2014/15 59 8.5% 113 24.7% 697 $1,489,427 0 0 1 0 $0.80
Overall 967 10.5% 1891 20.6% 9194 $38,505,070 2 3 7 11 $0.80

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