Born in Wagga Wagga (NSW) in 1914, Arthur 'Scobie' Breasley was born to be a jockey and commenced his career at age 12. He earned his nickname from famous trainer James Scobie and rode his first Melbourne winner in 1928.
He won four Caulfield Cups in succession between 1942 and 1945 and later returned from a trip to England to record a fifth win in the race in 1952. Breasley established a huge reputation during a stellar career in the UK. He won the English Jockeys' Premiership four times and his career total of 3,251 winners included more than 2,000 in England.
He won two English Derbies (1964-66) and also won the 1958 Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe. Breasley had his last ride in 1968 and took up training before returning to Melbourne to live in his retirement.
Breasley was immortalised with the naming by Racing Victoria of the Scobie Breasley Medal, awarded each year since 1996 to Victoria's outstanding jockey.
Scobie Breasley was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001. He was awarded Legend status in 2009.
Scobie Breasley passed away in 2006, after suffering a stroke
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