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How Melbourne Cup winner Jye McNeil regained his lost spark



After scaling racing’s Mount Everest on the first Tuesday last November, Jye McNeil now admits he lost interest in racing for a while and struggled to regain his mojo.

The young jockey was the feel-good story of last year’s Melbourne Cup as the new father won the $8million Cup with his first ride in the great race.

As he prepares to ride in Queensland on Saturday for the first time since he was a junior rider, McNeil has for the first time opened up about how his career hit a flat spot several months after the euphoria of Cup glory.

“It was as though I had suddenly achieved everything that I had set out to do in my career, everyone wants to win a Melbourne Cup, and when it happened to me at a young age I lost my way a little bit in…

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