One of Queensland racing's favourite sons, Shane Scriven, will head to the Goldfields for the first time to ride at the Kalgoorlie round.
Scriven is well known to WA punters through his deeds on the evergreen middle-distance galloper Scenic Shot, a winner of more than $3 million in stakes.
Scenic Shot's performances in Queensland's winter carnivals saw him claim the Doomben Cup (twice), PJ O'Shea Stakes, now known as the Eagle Farm Cup, (twice), Brisbane Cup and Hollindale Stakes.
Scriven rode Scenic Shot at his only other Group 1 win outside Queensland when he won the 2009 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington.
The 45-year-old returned to the saddle from a five-month ban this year with the sole purpose to ride Scenic Shot at his return to Queensland where the rising 10-year-old showed plenty of heart, finishing second to Lights Of Heaven in the Eagle Farm Cup.
Scriven's only previous trip to WA was to ride in Broome at their carnival in 2008.
He will be joined in Kalgoorlie by another former Queenslander Joe Bowditch, who has carved out a successful career in South Australia, top Victorian apprentice Jake Noonan and NSW apprentice John Kissick.
They will ride at the Boulder Cup, Hannan's Handicap and Kalgoorlie Cup meetings on September 16, 19 and 22.
Noonan has made several trips to WA in recent years.
Most recently, he finished second behind Rohan on Flashy Fella in the WATC Derby (2400m) last April.Bowditch went to Queensland in 2005 before returning home recently. He has three Group 1s and more than 630 winners, while Kissick, who overcame a bad start when he broke his pelvis two trials short of gaining his race licence, has 80 wins in NSW this season.
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