This little man is truly a giant of Western Australian racing – Frank Treen was our premier jockey eight times and, in a career spanning 36 years, rode more than 2000 winners.
An outstanding horseman he will be best remembered for his ability to have his mount in a winning position at the right time - if the horse didn't win it wasn't his fault.
His battles with Frank "Tiger" Moore during the sixties are legendary and it can only be wondered what would have been the record of either, without the competition of the other. Frank Treen was WA's leading apprentice in his first full season 1946/47 and won three successive titles.
During his outstanding career, besides being WA's premier jockey eight times, his 2000 winners included winning rides in every state in Australia including a Brisbane Cup, Australia Cup, Hobart Cup, Moonee Valley Cup and countless others.
He rode six winners from seven rides in 1967 at Ascot and was victorious in five Perth Cups, six Kalgoorlie Cups, three Bunbury Cups as well as four Railway Stakes, six Karrakatta Plates and six WA Derbies. In fact Frank holds the Australian record for the number of Metropolitan Cups he won.
Frank Treen retired in 1982 and passed away unexpectedly in 1993.