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.