|Region:||South East Queensland|
Bill Briscoe originally rode on the unregistered tracks but like many top jockeys moved to the main racecourses when the QTC reorganised racing in the early 1930s. Briscoe won the Brisbane jockeys' premiership eight times and set a record of 87 wins for a season which stood for 40 years until broken by Mick Dittman.
Briscoe had a stint in the south in the late 1940s and was a dominant force. He later became a trainer and had Group 1 success with Blue Roc in the 1966 QTC Oaks.
His best wins as a jockey were the Caulfield Cup (Red Fury), VRC Derby (Prince Standard), Catalana Stakes (Money Moon), Stradbroke Handicap (Bahwing), Queensland Derby (Fearless Fox), Caulfield Guineas (Hororata) Sydney Cup (Proctor), AJC Sires' (Field Boy), One Thousand Guineas (Sweet Chimes), AJC Champagne Stakes (John), VATC Debuntante Stakes (Harella), QTC Sires' (Gay Stand) QTC Sires' (Rayland), QTC St Leger (Hay Stand), King's Cup (Falcon Knight), Queensland Cup (Willwear), Hopeful Stakes (Sea Bird) and 1949 Moreton Handicap (Filipino).
As a trainer his best horses were Blue Roc (1966 QTC Oaks), Sun and Sand (1970 Meynink Stakes), Amatai (1968 Koomeela Stakes, 1968 Gayndah Centenary Derby) and Malkuri (Ipswich Cup).
Thansk to Geoff Shephard for this photo of Bill Briscoe