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Du Plessis rounds out All Stars team for Origin Jockey Series

Racing Queensland has confirmed New Zealand-based jockey Mark Du Plessis will join the new ‘All Stars’ team for the UBET 2017 Origin Jockey Series. 

Zimbabwean-born Du Plessis will partner with South Africa’s Robbie Fradd to take on Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania over three days from December 8-10.

Du Plessis won Zimbabwe’s champion apprentice in 1994/95 and took the senior title two years later, before relocating to New Zealand in November 1998.

He has since won 19 Group 1 races worldwide among 80 Group and Listed races in New Zealand.

He has also won some of the world’s most prestigious races including Singapore’s KrisFlyer International Sprint, and earned more than $20 million in stakes.

Du Plessis rounds is the 14th and final jockey to sign on for the series, which gets under way with meetings at Doomben on December 8 and 9.

The Sunshine Coast Turf Club at Caloundra will host the final day of the series on Sunday, December 10.

2017 UBET ORIGIN JOCKEY SERIES TEAMS

QUEENSLAND

Jim Byrne

Matt McGillivray

TASMANIA

Craig Newitt

Brendon McCoull

NEW ZEALAND

Damian Browne

Larry Cassidy

NEW SOUTH WALES

Michael Rodd

Tye Angland

VICTORIA

Luke Nolen

Clare Lindop

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Dwayne Dunn

Jamie Kah

ALL-STARS

Robbie Fradd

Mark Du Plessis

 

2017 UBET ORIGIN JOCKEY SERIES RACES

Round 1 - Friday, December 8 @ Brisbane Racing Club (Doomben)

Class 2 Plate (Set Weights) – 2200m

Class 1 Plate (Set Weights) – 1350m

 

Round 2 - Saturday, December 9 @ Brisbane Racing Club (Doomben)

Class 6 Plate (Set Weights) – 2000m

Class 2 Plate (Set Weights) – 1600m

 

Round 3 – Sunday, December 10 @ Sunshine Coast Turf Club (Caloundra)

Class 3 Plate (Set Weights) – 1400m

Class 1 Plate (Set Weights) – 1200m