Storey’s amazing life
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.