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Offline Arsenal

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« 2019-Jun-19, 08:41 AM Reply #5700 »
Wednesday 19 June, 2019   
Mark Oberhardt
One of the mainstays of Brisbane racing, Ricky Leisfield, will step down from his role as clerk of course after the Tattersall's meeting at Eagle Farm.

He will continue to work at Doomben but felt it was time to step aside as clerk of the course after Saturday.

Leisfield arrived in Brisbane from western Queensland in 1968 to begin an apprenticeship with the late trainer Tom Dawson.

It began an association with Brisbane racing which has spanned 50 years, first as a jockey and then various roles at Doomben and Eagle Farm.

Leisfield was a jockey for 27 years before retiring in 1995 with more than 500 winners under his belt.

He has worked full time at Doomben since 1995 including as track supervisor and as clerk of the course at both major tracks.

"I will continue to work at Doomben but I have hung up my saddle," Leisfield said.

Doomben course manager Jim Roberts said Leisfield was a superb horseman who had done an outstanding job as clerk of the course.

"He is a legend around Brisbane racing and deserves all the credit he gets," he said.


Good Luck to Ricky always appeared a happy and good natured person who enjoyed his work and could take a joke :thumbsup:

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2019-Jun-19, 12:21 PM Reply #5701 »
I'm very curious to know how Jamaican Rain manages to get in the field for the Tatts Tiara ahead of Con Te Partiro.

Con Te Partiro has a higher handicap rating and higher prize money than Jamaican Rain.

 I can see why the 3 year old fillies who have a lower rating and less prize money could make the field ahead of Con Te Partiro. However, how on earth did Jamaican Rain get in ahead of the Waterhouse/Bolt horse? Both appear to have each won 1 Listed Race and 1 Group 3 race.

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« 2019-Jun-19, 01:56 PM Reply #5702 »
Let us know when you find out.