RRBATA ANNUAL BUSINESS BREAKFAST Friday 19th August Cleveland Winery Lancefield
The Annual RRBATA Breakfast will be held at the Cleveland Winery (Lancefield)
Guest Speaker: Jamie Evans
Former champion jumps jockey (seen here in 1994 at Sandown Racecourse riding The Chilean)
He has ridden in front of the Queen Mother at the world-famous Cheltenham jumps festival. He has won hundreds of jumping races in seven countries and two hemispheres. He was a gun flat jockey in Melbourne, where he rode 285 winners including the 1989 Geelong Cup. But with success came temptation: like Oscar Wilde, he could resist anything but that.
Following his brother’s suicide and some horrific injuries, Jamie became addicted to heroin and alcohol, and plummeted from a dynamic career and million dollar home to the unthinkable. Heroin addiction saw him lose his freedom, his family and temporarily his sanity.
Jamie’s story of going to the gates of hell and back is truly moving and inspirational, also carrying a powerful message of how quickly someone’s world can be turned upside down by making the wrong choices.
Come along for the Annual RRBATA breakfast and listen to his story from the highs to the lows and now back on track. A truly inspirational story.
President (RRBATA) Jenny Stillman (0412 349 849)