RIBANDS - DESCRIBED AS 'PURE PACING DYNAMITE'

RIBANDS - DESCRIBED AS 'PURE PACING DYNAMITE'

Looking back on a fifty year involvement with harness racing, I’ve never had a bigger thrill than this.

This shot was taken at a Bathurst charity gymkhana in the early 1970’s, and I got to drive one of my all time favourite harness horses in a stallion parade.

A TRIBUTE TO THE GALLANT DUNADEN

A TRIBUTE TO THE GALLANT DUNADEN

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.

THE DAY THE QUEEN CAUGHT UP WITH ONE OF HER FATHER’S FORMER JOCKEYS

THE DAY THE QUEEN CAUGHT UP WITH ONE OF HER FATHER’S FORMER JOCKEYS

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.

A 1960’s PHOTO OF A YOUNG HORSEMAN DESTINED TO BECOME A LEADING TRAINER

A 1960’s PHOTO OF A YOUNG HORSEMAN DESTINED TO BECOME A LEADING TRAINER

How many racing fans will recognize this 1960’s photo of a young horseman destined to become a leading Sydney trainer?

 Mark Bradley of Bradley Photos uncovered this snap of a very young Paul Sutherland, during his fleeting career as an apprentice jockey.

DARREN BEADMAN'S THIS IS YOUR LIFE

DARREN BEADMAN'S THIS IS YOUR LIFE

I was honoured to be a guest on Darren Beadman’s “This Is Your Life” tribute in late 1997.

The great jockey stunned the racing world in July of that year when he announced his intention to quit racing to become a minister of religion.