hampion jockey born in Wagga, NSW in 1914. His nickname came from the name of a trainer he rode for, James Scobie.
In Australia, Breasley rode 5 Caulfield Cup winners and numerous other feature race winners.
Riding in England for many years, he had extraordinary success, becoming champion jockey on 4 occasions and riding against the likes of the legendary Lester Piggott.
Breasley won a Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe and two English Derbys, Santa Claus in 1964 and Charlottown in 1966.
Scobie retired from race riding in 1968 and trained in England and India for years with medium success.
He now lives with his wife May in Melbourne.
The Scobie Breasley Medal is now part of the Melbourne racing set-up being first awarded in 1996 to Damien Oliver, in 1997 to Steven King and 1998 to Greg Childs. It honours the outstanding rider at Melbourne metropolitan racemeetings with points to the best rides of the day and the rides need not be winning rides.
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