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Max Crockett – a true blue horse whisperer and showman

  MAX CROCKETT   Max Crockett – a true blue horse whisperer A day at the Easter yearling sales at Newmarket used to be like going to the greatest show on earth. There was colour and excitement around every corner with the aroma of young horses, straw, feed and leather....
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David Vandyke and Bryson Hayes

        A perfect day in every way David Vandyke and Bryson Hayes At this stage of my career I am usually described as a hardened old gorilla that has seen it all. Then a perfect day comes along when I am touched in a most tender and...
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JOHN STOCKER- An apprentice that soared to dizzy heights

John Stocker – a star apprentice that soared to dizzy heights My maths teacher at Urrbrae Agricultural High School in Adelaide, Mr Gaunt, knew he was fighting a losing battle when he discovered that there was a form guide in the middle of a text book between John Stocker and...
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A TRULY UNIQUE AND COLOURFUL IDENTITY THAT REALLY LOVED RACING

        A TRULY UNIQUE AND COLOURFUL IDENTITY THAT REALLY LOVED RACING RUSS HINZE Love him or hate him Russ was an absolutely unforgettable and colourful character. This was especially true when he was attired in his black glitter dinner jacket. His lovely wife had it made for...
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The Bon Vivants Brian Sweeney and Jim Killen

    Brian Sweeney and Jim Killen Never has there been more distinguished, debonair, sartorially splendid or convivial company on a racecourse than this pair. They could exercise charm over swooning woman like no one I have ever seen before or since. Both extraordinary Australians they had received many honours...
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