1948 – RIMFIRE WINS THE MELBOURNE CUP!

1948 - RIMFIRE WINS THE MELBOURNE CUP!

My father was not really a betting man, so I was surprised to come across mention of a racehorse called Rimfire in his farm diary for 1948; Rimfire was a six year chestnut, with unimpressive form ……. and sore legs after a recent (unsuccessful) outing. His usual

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PETER PAN …….BETTER THAN PHARLAP?

PETER PAN .......BETTER THAN PHARLAP?

The 1932 Melbourne Cup was truly an occasion to remember. It was won in extraordinary circumstances by a three year old stallion called Peter Pan. The horse was drop-dead gorgeous. His light chestnut body contrasted with a blonde mane and tail. He was owned by Mr Rodney

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The Sloper and the Steeplechase

The  Sloper and the Steeplechase

FROM A STUMP JUMPER TO THE STEEPLECHASE Ally Sloper was  a big boned  chestnut  gelding with three white fetlocks. He  had been named after a British cartoon character; a likeable but  lazy schemer who sloped down alleys to avoid the debt collector. Although his name and his

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