Happy 30th Birthday Subzero
It’s no surprise that ex-clerk of the Course Graham Salisbury, has received numerous nominations for Australian of the Year. The tireless work he and 1992 Melbourne Cup Winner Subzero, affectionately known as Subbie, have done for communities all over the world is well known. His work with Schools, Nursing Homes, Hospitals and many others, brings a smile to all those he encounters.
It was only fitting that Subbie celebrated such a milestone in style, when many joined Graham and Subbie on the Thoroughbred’s birthday. One special guest was 91-year-old Kath Metherall, who is the oldest living Garryowen Winner, having won twice in the 1940s. She had met Subzero previously in the Nursing Home and wanted to come out and wish him a Happy Birthday. The tenderness with which he kissed her on the head is one of the most precious things I have ever seen. Subzero even had his own food truck there, as my partner Mark and I brought our Food Truck, A Food Truck Somewhere along and Subbie came up and ordered “More carrots please”! It was a great day and a big thank you to everyone who came out and supported Subbie. To Graham Salisbury and his family, thank you for being the inspiration that you are and bringing joy to so many over the years. To Bruce Clark, who assisted in organising the day, you did a fantastic job and a big thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of something so special.