The world mourns the loss of former top jockey John Duggan, who has passed away, leaving behind a legacy of greatness in Australian racing.
His death has been linked to cardiac arrest.
Duggan’s career reached its pinnacle during the 1970s when he earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the finest riders in Australia.
Among his most cherished victories was his triumphant ride aboard Gold And Black in the prestigious 1977 Melbourne Cup, etching his name into racing history.
In his early years, Duggan was a star apprentice under the guidance of the late Theo Green, a mentor to many remarkable jockeys, including the likes of Ron Quinton, Darren Beadman, and Malcolm Johnston.
While honing his craft under Green’s tutelage, Duggan showcased his exceptional talent, securing two Sydney apprentice titles in the seasons of 1969-70 and 1971-72.
Duggan’s contributions to the sport of horse racing and his unforgettable achievements on the track will forever be remembered by racing enthusiasts and fellow riders alike.
He leaves behind a lasting impact on Australian racing and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.