Author and jockey, Jim Cassidy

Jim Cassidy

Author of Pumper with Andrew Webster

Jim ‘The Pumper’ Cassidy was born in Lower Hutt, New Zealand in 1963. He was the third man in history to win 104 Group 1 races and is a three-time winner of the Australian Derby. Cassidy’s epic Melbourne Cup wins on Kiwi in 1983 and Might And Power in 1997 stand among the most famous in the great race’s history.

He was inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame in 2012. Cassidy retired from racing in 2015.

He is married to Vicki, has three daughters and lives in Sydney.