Jockey, cyclist join award race

VICTORY: Brad Rawiller salutes another win.

VICTORY: Brad Rawiller salutes another win.

GOLD: Australia's teams pursuit stars Jack Bobridge, Luke Davison, Alex Edmondson and Glenn O'Shea. Picture: GETTY

GOLD: Australia's teams pursuit stars Jack Bobridge, Luke Davison, Alex Edmondson and Glenn O'Shea. Picture: GETTY

AUSTRALIA'S top jockey of 2013-14, Brad Rawiller and cycling champion Glenn O'Shea are in the running for the Bendigo Advertiser-Prime 7 Sports Star of the Year award.

The dynamic duo joined the race in the 50th year of the awards, which are proudly sponsored by Bendigo Bank.

Rawiller and O'Shea were joint winners for July.

Both are mutliple monthly winners in the prestigious awards.

Rawiller capped another superb racing season by racking up 156 1/2 wins to win the national jockeys' premiership for a third time.

The Bendigo-raised jockey celebrated back-to-back national premiership wins. His first was in 2007-08.

Rawiller was runner-up to Damien Oliver for the Scobie Breasley Medal, thoroughbred racing's equivalent to the Brownlow Medal.

O'Shea was one of the many stars in Australia's track cycling team at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Racing at the Games for the first time, O'Shea won gold in the teams pursuit.

The Adelaide-based cyclist who is from Eaglehawk later went on to win silver in the scratch race at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

The 50th presentation of Sports Star of the Year awards in late February includes the Maxine Crouch and Cyril Michelsen trust fund, Faith Leech inspirational award, the Sports Focus Administrator of the Year, Sports Star Hall of Fame induction, and a guest speaker.   

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