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Offline dubbledee

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« 2011-Dec-05, 05:33 PM Reply #25 »
No, Baker.  :nowink:

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« 2011-Dec-05, 05:36 PM Reply #26 »
Here's a young AT:

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« 2011-Dec-05, 05:40 PM Reply #27 »
Doubles

Same head of hair though. The jockey wouldn't be Billy Williamson would it.

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« 2011-Dec-05, 05:45 PM Reply #28 »
No, after Williamson.

Like most of Australia's best, he came from Qld.  :bulb:

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« 2011-Dec-05, 05:46 PM Reply #29 »
Wayne Wilson?

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« 2011-Dec-05, 05:47 PM Reply #30 »
The interviewer, not the jockey!! :rolleyes:

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« 2011-Dec-05, 05:48 PM Reply #31 »
Yep, WW it is.   emthup

Shame on you BBs not knowing the hoop. :sad:

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« 2011-Dec-05, 05:55 PM Reply #32 »
Without giving away her age, Mrs Dufus thought the jockey is either Russell Maddock or Jimmy Stanfield.

Close?

ED

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« 2011-Dec-05, 05:59 PM Reply #33 »
No, younger than those gentleman.

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« 2011-Dec-05, 06:01 PM Reply #34 »
the shoe  :what:

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« 2011-Dec-05, 06:21 PM Reply #35 »
Mick Pelling

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« 2011-Dec-05, 06:49 PM Reply #36 »
My last guess for the evening -

Merv Wrigley

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:03 PM Reply #37 »
No guys, none of the above.

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:05 PM Reply #38 »
Come on fellas..Stradbroke, 10,000, 500+ winners.

Rode the best Creeker those of us still breathing saw.  :bulb:

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:14 PM Reply #39 »
Gary Palmer  :)

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:34 PM Reply #40 »
Colin O'Neill?

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:35 PM Reply #41 »
Yesssssssssssssssss.

Take a mintie from the jar, ED.

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:38 PM Reply #42 »
Pam's hubby?

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:41 PM Reply #43 »
Yes, TD.

Colin was plagued with weight problems, and I'd say rode for only 10 years or so.  But you'll not see a better rider.

Pam's daughter Cherie is training.  I think Colin is her father, but I might be wrong in that.  Pam was married previous to her marriage to Colin, from memory.  (She was Pam Tenana.)

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:49 PM Reply #44 »
The "Creeker" Colin O'Neill rode was Red Seas - what a legend! 15 wins out of 15 starts.

In 1970, I was earning about $3,000 pa and backed Red Seas at 13/8, then took a quinella with Sun Folly for $2.00.

Red Seas won (of course) and Sun Folly ran second at 20/1. The quinella paid around $24.00 for 50c, so I picked up well over $100 for my outlay.

It was a FORTUNE for me back then.

I loved "The Creek".

ED

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:51 PM Reply #45 »
One would imagine that Colin is Cherie's dad considering she carries the O'Neill name.

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:55 PM Reply #46 »
Mrs ED mentioned Jim STANDFIELD.

Jim was a leading jockey in Brisbane from the late 40s to mid-50s.  His career was tragically cut short by a fall in a jump-out at Doomben in which he lost a leg.  The damages case went through the courts, eventually going to the High Court, from memory, where he won his case against the then, BATC.

I can recall as if yesterday, the race in which Jim had his last ride.  It was the last race at EF, in August 1957.  Jim was on the favourite, Rookwood Star.  It was beaten a short neck by Coup D'Oeil.  I had backed Next of Kin, which ran 3rd.  (I was 10 at the time.)

Jim was a guest of the Bernborough Club on Friday last.  I hadn't spoken with Jim for a few years.  Due to failing health he no longer attends the races.  (He's 82 this week.)  Jim remains a thorough gentleman, and maintains a close interest in racing.

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:58 PM Reply #47 »
Yes, ED, they were great days.

But ice-cream tasted better then, too. :shy:

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« 2011-Dec-05, 07:58 PM Reply #48 »
I had backed Next of Kin, which ran 3rd.  (I was 10 at the time.)

For a place?

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« 2011-Dec-05, 08:03 PM Reply #49 »
No, I think I had 2/6 EW, TD.

I got the message, though.  :bulb:


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