McDonald staying put

James McDonald
James McDonald

Sydney-based jockey James McDonald has quashed any suggestion of a move to England.

“It’s not happening, not at this stage anyway. I'm staying in Sydney. Those rumours are only rumours," the expatriate New Zealand rider said.

"I enjoy it here. This is home, but I do enjoying travelling to the UK for those riding stints."

McDonald said one of the highlights of his recent Royal Ascot experience was meeting Her Majesty The Queen.

“I had a good conversation with her. I was really nervous before meeting her, but it was really good. She's not as posh as I expected and she was fantastic really. She said she was keen to meet me and said she had been following my career in Australia.” 


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