HALL OF FAME HON­OUR

Jockey re­mem­bered for run of big vic­to­ries in 1938

Central Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - Aden Stokes Aden.Stokes@cqnews.com.au

FOR­MER jockey Fred Shean was one of five in­ductees into the Rac­ing Queens­land Hall of Fame.

Shean, who was born at Ba­nana and etched his name into the his­tory of the Aus­tralian rac­ing in­dus­try by win­ning the Mel­bourne Cup on Cat­a­logue in 1938, was hon­oured at the Queens­land Thor­ough­bred Awards in Bris­bane on Sun­day, Septem­ber 16.

Shean had an ex­cel­lent run in 1938, win­ning the Caulfield Cup on Buza­long, the Wil­liamstown Cup on Mano­live, the Ep­som Hand­i­cap on King’s Head, the AJC Oaks on Sweet Myrna and nu­mer­ous other fea­ture races.

How­ever he is best re­mem­bered for win­ning that year’s Mel­bourne Cup.

After re­tir­ing from the sad­dle, Shean held a trainer’s li­cence for a few years, how­ever he re­mained an en­thu­si­as­tic race-goer.

Kath and Mark Moller, Shean’s niece and great-nephew, ac­cepted the award on his be­half after his in­duc­tion into Queens­land Rac­ing Hall of Fame.

“There is a large amount of Queens­land jock­eys who have won the Mel­bourne Cup but prob­a­bly none that have won as many fea­ture races in the one year as what Fred had,” Mr Moller said.

“It’s good to see they are recog­nis­ing the older suc­cess sto­ries rather than just brush­ing them aside.

“We are all still heav­ily in­volved in rac­ing, so we ap­pre­ci­ate the re­spect Fred still has in the in­dus­try and it’s great to have that ac­knowl­edged.”

Other in­ductees in­cluded a cham­pion race­horse from the early 1900s, Molly’s Robe, trainer Con Doyle and as­so­ciates Ceb Barnes and Bart Sin­clair.

FAM­ILY TIES: Kath and Mark Moller rep­re­sent Fred Shean.

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