Rac­ing plaque un­veiled

Cockburn Gazette - - MONEY TALKS -

WEST­ERN Aus­tralia’s 183 years of horse-rac­ing her­itage has been hon­oured with a new plaque at C Y O’Con­nor Re­serve, un­veiled on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 2.

Among the more than 100 peo­ple to visit the beach where the state’s first horse race was held in 1833 were mem­bers of WA’s rac­ing com­mu­nity in­clud­ing lead­ing riders and train­ers from the Thomp­son, Pat­ter­son and Miller fam­i­lies. Aus­tralia’s old­est jockey still rid­ing – 68-year-old Danny Miller – was there, while the 1960 Perth Cup was also on dis­play.

Or­gan­is­ers Carmelo Amalfi and Terry Pat­ter­son, who se­cured a grant to help get the plaque in­stalled, plan to hold a re-en­act­ment race along the Cock­burn Coast in Oc­to­ber 2017.

The plaque at C Y O’Con­nor Re­serve.

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