In Celebration of Great Australian Racehorses In early colonial racing days, Australian turf’s first champion, Jorrocks, “The Iron Horse” —a winner up to age eighteen— discovered pulling a dray on a farm in central New South Wales. Then The Barb, “The Black Demon”, so-called for wildness and temper, winner of the ’66 Cup, a wonder at weight-for-age. Grand Flaneur, never beaten. His jockey, Tom Hales, our greatest nineteenth century hoop, described the horse as a “smasher”. Easy winner of the ’80 Cup, Victoria and AJC Derbies. Carbine, son of Musket, “Old Jack”, a bay, 16.1 hands,…
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