Steve Hart stumbled upon this one on his database the other day and was kind enough to send it to me. Steve snapped this photo around 1986 and it shows Neville Begg, then in his mid fifties with a lovely little mare called Heat Of The Moment.
This week’s Friday Flashback shows a pacer called Pick On (Percy Hall) winning a qualifying division of the 1952 Inter Dominion Championship at Harold Park. Note the “snug” hopple length on a horse who stood close to 17 hands.
It’s a complete mystery how this photo finished up on Mark Bradley’s database, but he found it recently and was kind enough to pass it on. We believe the picture was taken at Randwick in the late 19th century, featuring the leading trainers and jockeys of the day.
I’m a little late with this one, but I’d like to add my tribute to the many already posted for the gallant Dunaden. Steve Hart was at Flemington to capture this image of two great warriors going head and head to the line in the 2011 Melbourne Cup.
Bradley Photographers caught this special moment at Randwick during the Royal visit of 1992. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth renewed acquaintances with former top jockey Edgar Britt, who had ridden extensively for the Royal family in Britain in the late 1940’s.