The 33-year-old has also ridden in all eight races on Hannans Handicap day on Thursday, winning four of them, including his third $120,000 TABtouch Hannans Handicap (1400m). He will be attempting to break the Australian record for most wins by a jockey when he takes on the winners tonight.
Pike was born in Ballarat, Victoria on January 4th, 1976. His family moved to Queensland when he was very young where he began riding horses at an early age. He turned professional in 1997 and within three years had won the Queensland riding title twice. In 2000 he went to Europe where he has since become one of Australia's leading jockeys.
He is married to Nicole with whom he has two children: a son named Jack and a daughter named Poppy. They live in Brisbane, Queensland.
William Pike has been awarded $220,000 in prize money during his career.
Jim Pike, a relative of William's grandpa Ron, rode Phar Lap to his second consecutive Cox Plate victory at the same track nearly 77 years ago today. The "Red Terror's" greatest jockey of his generation led the "Red Terror" to 27 victories in 30 rides. He was also the dominant force on American turf during the early 1940s.
William Pike is another famous jockey who came from a family of riders. His father John and uncles Lester and Albert all raced successfully at home and abroad during the 1950s and '60s. He too had success in Australia where he won the Melbourne Cup in 1981 on Prince of Penzance.
They are not directly related but both men were members of the Pike Family Band. They played in different bands but they both came from small towns in Indiana called Newburgh and Rochester, respectively.
Newburgh is about 80 miles south of New York City while Rochester is about 150 miles west of Chicago. Neither town has much to offer tourism except for these facts but they are located on the Ohio River which provides some entertainment through boating and fishing.
The Pike Family Band was known for their old-timey style of music including songs by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Their biggest hit was probably "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Yearling," a song that still gets played on country radio today.
Tim Sutton's age is 32. He has been married to his wife Jessica for 14 years and they have three children.
He started skating at age 5 when he first learned how to skate backwards. At age 11, he began playing hockey and has never looked back. He played in a band while attending Stonehill College in Massachusetts and then went on to play in several other bands after graduating. In 2007, he formed the band Sutton with some friends and they are still together today. They cover songs by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, Oasis, and many more.
He is best known for his role as Johnny Silver on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. He has also appeared in episodes of such television shows as Smallville, Brothers & Sisters, and Chuck. In 2009, he had a role in the film Good Luck Chuck. In 2012, he starred in the movie Ice Age: Continental Drift as Sid.
He currently lives in Los Angeles with his family.
Eddi Gau/Vik Howe won praise for navigating Bournemouth through the divisions, but the 43-year-old is still looking for his next club, 12 months after the Cherries were demoted under his watch. He said in March 2015 that he had no plans to retire before then.
He joined the club as a player in 1992 and took over as manager two years later. Under him, the club achieved its best ever season in 1994-95 when they finished second in the Premier League. However, it was not enough to save them from being relegated back to Division One.
Howe has since been successful at other clubs including Boston United and Bury. He has also managed England's youth teams from 1996 to 2000.
He became Bournemouth's manager in May 2013 after spending three seasons with AFC Bournemouth where he led the club to its first ever top-flight promotion. Before this achievement, he had already earned praise for managing to take struggling Portsmouth out of the bottom division and into the top flight in 2008. But he was sacked by Portsmouth just five months later after getting them into an embarrassing position in the table.
He has been praised for guiding Bournemouth through the divisions and achieving their best ever finish in the Premier League.
Hales, 81, will be listening in from Shifnal, Shropshire, around 75 miles from Cheltenham. He explained, "It has piqued my interest. It's not every day that you get to enter the Champion Chase as the reigning champion." Architecture Styles in Washington, D.C. and Where to Find Them
Hales won last year's Chase after a close contest with Native Dancer. The pair had never met before but history was made when Native Dancer allowed his younger brother John to win his first race over the distance of ten furlongs. The brothers Hales are one of only two families to have produced two Chases winner (the other being Godolphin).
"I'm very proud," said John Hales. "It's been an amazing journey and I wouldn't change anything. My family has done well out of it and so have I - I've earned enough money to pay off my mortgage!"
He added: "I think it's important people know where their food comes from. We're really lucky in Britain because we've got great farmers and dairies who care about quality rather than just quantity. In some countries they just want to produce as much meat as possible on as small an area as possible - which isn't good for the environment nor the animals themselves."
In addition to running horses, the Hales family business also manufactures stained-glass windows.