william pike

William Pike has long been hailed as the premier jockey in Western Australian racing, and has just returned from Melbourne where he had a fantastic Spring Carnival headlined by two Group 1 wins. Back in Perth on Saturday, he won another Group 1 with Inspirational Girl in the Railway Stakes.

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‘The Wizard’: William Pike

Our chat with William Pike covers:

  • Winning the Railway Stakes with Inspirational Girl – how did the race pan out versus expectations?
  • How well Inspirational Girl was traveling in the run
  • Inspirational Girl heading to the Kingston Town Classic
  • The response of the crowd after the Railway Stakes versus no crowds in Melbourne
  • Skipping the Mackinnon Stakes with Arcadia Queen to ride in the Railway Stakes
  • Two weeks of lockdown on the farm in WA
  • Arcadia Queen’s run in the Cox Plate
  • How good is Arcadia Queen?
  • Success in Melbourne this year – any reasons why?
  • Getting onto good horses in the Spring Carnival
  • Riding consistently no matter which horse you’re on
  • Riding style – “old school”, “ugly”?
  • Patience in the run and timing a run to perfection
  • Riding tactics – run your own race or listen to connections’ instructions?
  • Riding favourites versus longshots – is there extra pressure?
  • ‘Pikey in the last’… fact or myth?
  • Relaxed on raceday or does the adrenaline start pumping pre-race?
  • Trekking in the Winterbottom – thoughts on the leadup

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