Happy 30th Birth­day Subzero

Ladies in Racing - - Contents - Story and Im­ages by Sharon Lee Chap­man - Fast Track Pho­tog­ra­phy

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.

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