Thompson family’s ‘Uncommon’ double

February 27, 2023 Comments Off

By Gerard Guthrie

Winning feature races is second nature to the Thompson family, but they entered unchartered territory – even by their lofty standards – on Saturday, celebrating an unforgettable dual code feature double.

Amid scenes of high emotion, star young jockey Ben Thompson, son of champion trainer Jason and Melbourne Cup-winning wife Seona, steered Uncommon James to victory in the Oakleigh Plate at Sandown, his first Group 1 victory.

“It’s not quite 48 hours since the race and it’s still very surreal,” Ben said on Monday afternoon.

“I went out to The Meadows after the races and then Mum Read full article


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