Top Brisbane jockey Robbie Fradd splits with manager Cameron Partington to join rival Glenn Courtney
ROBBIE Fradd has broken ranks with the most successful riding troupe in Queensland to seek opportunities with another manager.
Fradd has been with manager Cameron Partington for the past two seasons, along with Jim Byrne and Jeff Lloyd. Together they rode 277 metropolitan winners this season – more than the next eight riders combined.
But Fradd has sought out a new opportunity, changing his allegiance to Glenn Courtney, who also manages Michael Cahill, Luke Dittman and, most recently, Damian Browne.
“Cam has been very good to me and a very good manager, make no mistake,” Fradd said.
“But I feel he has a lot on his plate with the other two guys (Lloyd and Byrne) and I’m always going to be third on the list.
“Now I know Glen has a few other riders (Michael Cahill, Luke Dittman and Damian Browne), but I don’t think too many of our rides will clash. They ride for stables I don’t ride for.”
Fradd had his best season since moving to Queensland three years ago, highlighted by 65 metropolitan winners, despite spending a good chunk of time on the sidelines through suspension and injury.
“It was a good season for me, but I think I can do better,” Fradd said.
Partington said he was disappointed with Fradd’s decision, but wished him the best of success with Courtney.
Story courtesy Nathan Exelby – Brisbane Courier Mail