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Private Thomas Michael James Reilley 6557

A Mortlake boy, Thomas Reilley had been riding in the Western Districts at 110lb before enlistment as a single 21 year old, marking a period of tragedy for the Reilley family. 303 more words

Private Frederick William McCabe 29979

New Zealand-born rider, Fred McCabe made several trips across the Tasman, as a successful jockey in both countries. From Tokatoka on the North Island, Fred was based at Flemington in 1909 and returned to ride two winners at the Auckland Cup meeting in 1914. 1,585 more words

Have a safe and happy weekend!

Folks, I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a safe and happy weekend. Though the weather today is gloomy, overcast and rainy, the weekend looks to be perfect to get out and enjoy the sights and venues throughout our beautiful county. 159 more words


Private Alexander Christie 1443

Alexander Christie was a country rider who was based in Euroa and had just been married when he enlisted in July 1915. His best known mount was Guncap (Carbinier – Benzine), an accomplished jumper whom Alex partnered for many wins, including the Prince of Wales Steeplechase in 1913, until the horse changed ownership and he was replaced with another rider. 562 more words

Next stop... Thorpe Park!

Without taking the ownership away from Ronan Keating; he really nailed it when he merrily sang to us that life is a rollercoaster, all those years ago. 608 more words


VIDEO: The steeplechase fail to end all steeplechase fails

@Dylan_Weamert trying to cool off after a hot beginning pace… #roadtorio #GOAT @MilesplitMD @milesplit @FloTrack pic.twitter.com/LCXeBLRzc6

— Coach Dawson (@NHSCoachDawson) April 9, 2016

For those of you unfamiliar with the steeplechase, it’s a track and field event held in select states featuring barriers and water jumps on what amounts to a 2,000-meter obstacle course mimicking the streams and stone walls from the event’s late 18th century origins in Ireland.

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Variations on an Equine Theme

Of course, when it comes to our equine interests, thoroughbreds aren’t the only horses that bring pleasure and profit to their owners. Several of the people in my family tree were well known for breeding, showing and racing trotters, saddlebreds and steeplechasers. 844 more words