THE blossoming career of former Albury apprentice jockey Brodie Loy scaled a new high after he outrode his claim earlier this month.
In an outstanding achievement, Loy notched his 80th career win.
Loy reached the milestone inside 17 months while your average apprentice takes almost twice as long to outride their claim.
It has been a meteoric rise, considering he had his first ride in October 2012.
He enjoyed a dream start to his career at Donald when he landed a winner on the Martin Stein-trained L’Aubaine in his first race ride.
Since then Loy has gone on to become one of the most talented apprentices in country NSW.
Loy is based with veteran trainer Bede Murray at Kembla Grange.
The son of former jockey and trainer, Norm, turns 18 in November.
LEADING jockey Richard Bensley will return from injury at Wagga tomorrow.
Bensley has been sidelined since breaking his wrist in a race fall at Albury on January 18.
Before the setback he was firmly entrenched inside the top-five jockeys in the Southern District jockeys premiership race.
Bensley has four rides on the Wagga program including The Kid’s Good, Alawa, Target Time and Jolly Good.
It’s a timely return with the lucrative Albury carnival starting next Thursday.