Storey’s amaz­ing life

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Racing -

DON Storey, one of the most in­flu­en­tial NSW rac­ing iden­ti­ties, passed away this week. He was 86.

Storey was a race­track reg­u­lar for decades and raced many toplin­ers, in­clud­ing Been There, run­ner-up to cham­pion Sire Dap­per in the 1983 Golden Slip­per, the bril­liant sprinter Rain Af­fair, and for­mer tough stayer Don Raphael, un­placed in the 2004 Mel­bourne Cup.

“Don Storey was a highly re­spected per­son not just as an owner and breeder, but also as a rac­ing ad­min­is­tra­tor and busi­ness­man,” Rac­ing NSW’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Peter V’landys said.

“Don’s pas­sion for the in­dus­try was un­wa­ver­ing and his con­tri­bu­tion to the NSW rac­ing in­dus­try is re­mark­able.’’

Storey’s last run­ner, Blaz­eray, was a win­ner at Hawkes­bury last Thurs­day, while Right As Rain lines up at New­cas­tle to­mor­row. His fu­neral is at the Camel­lia Chapel, Mac­quarie Park Cre­ma­to­rium, from 12.30pm next Thurs­day.

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