MP to speak at fo­rum

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS -

State Lib­eral MP Robyn McSweeney is a sur­prise in­clu­sion to speak at the Aus­tralian So­ci­ety for Sport His­tory fo­rum at the Sign­post Gold­fields Rac­ing Mu­seum on April 2.

The Bridgetown-based MLC for South West will talk about her bi­og­ra­phy of early 1900s rac­ing iden­tity Al­bert Ed­mund Cock­ram, King of the Race­course.

Mrs McSweeney’s great-grand­fa­ther, Cock­ram was at one time the most pro­lific im­porter of thor­ough­bred horses to WA as well as the only pri­vate owner of the Bel­mont and Good­wood race­courses be­fore they were bought out by the State Govern­ment.

His English im­port, Po­et­i­cal, won the Han­nans Hand­i­cap in 1914.

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