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Offline PoisonPen7

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« 2020-May-30, 07:30 AM Reply #25 »

....... there are 'champions' but not rural-racing 'champions' out of town.

I don't know what that even means Peter.

Can you elaborate?

Quite clearly Takeover Target was trained all his career (officially) in Quenbeyan - and not sure if Joe moved to Coffs before he (TT) ended his career.

But he was a "country trained" champion.

Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2020-May-30, 11:46 AM Reply #26 »
There is no criteria for horses to be nominated for this thread.

Would love to hear from forum members who have past memories of country champions.

These are the ones I've noted down:


One of my favourites

When Tulloch retired I always waited for him to throw a horse with somewhere near  his massive ability but, alas, he only had the winner of the lowly Christmas Cup (Dahma Star ) to hang his hat on.

One of his daughters, Tulrigo, went alright in the Sydney midweekers so I was pleased that her son Tullmax made a name for himself in Country racing and then to top it off by winning the George Main.

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« 2020-Jul-25, 02:56 PM Reply #27 »
Not in the same class as some of the others mentioned on this thread but an article on Tappy's web site about Carael Boy who is still going at 23 years of age

Brad was one of ten jockeys to win on Carael Boy during his long career, but rode him more often than any of the others. From twenty five rides on the durable gelding, Brad recorded nine wins and five placings. His wins included a Newcastle Country Cup, a listed Civic Hcp, a Gr 3 Hawkesbury Cup, a Gr 3 BTC Sprint and a Gr 2 Villiers Stakes. Four of Pengelly’s placings on Carael Boy were at stakes level.