Licences granted to racing men

Below is reproduced the transcript of an article in which there are many familiar names for those with any knowledge of Rockhampton racing. Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), Thursday 18 August 1949, page 6 Licences Granted To Racing Men The...

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Callaghan Park grass track opening September 1984

©Warren Nunn When the Rockhampton Jockey Club opened its grass track at Callaghan Park on Saturday, 15 September 1984, I was there with my camera. Even though I am a journalist and words are what I do best, I had more than a passing interest in photography. Although I...

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Jungle Hunter first horse since 1958 to win big double

First published The Morning Bulletin Monday 23 June 1975 By Warren Nunn With a great win in the Rockhampton Cup (2000m) at the Callaghan Park races on Saturday, Jungle Hunter became the first horse since 1958 to take out the Rockhampton Newmarket-Cup double. He also...

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Jungle Hunter gives rare double to Emerald

First published The Morning Bulletin Monday 16 June 1975 By Warren Nunn Jungle Hunter made it a rare double for horses owned and trained at Emerald with a runaway win in the $12,500 Newmarket Handicap (1300m) at Callaghan Park on Saturday. Last year's winner, Tanavar,...

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John and Gisele Horne set out to take on the world

An improbable adventure First published Saturday 20 Jan 1973 Warren Nunn A family of five will leave on today's high tide from the Fitzroy River to travel to Thursday Island in North Queensland in an inflatable dinghy. Mr and Mrs John Horne will set out with their...

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Hans Tholstrup

Back after hectic 10-day journey First published Saturday, December 2, 1972 Warren Nunn Hans Tholstrup, the Danish-born adventurer, was in Rockhampton yesterday after a hectic 10-day motor-cycle journey across Australia. Tholstrup left Rockhampton on November 6 and...

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Stan Alberts playing on

Boots wore out, but he still plays © Warren Nunn, 1983 One of nature's gentlemen ... Stan Alberts ROCKHAMPTON.— Stan Alberts, 50, loves cricket so much he does not want to think about retirement. Many years ago he was injured while fielding and his wife asked him to...

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Ted Price’s toughness

Ted did it the hard way ©Warren Nunn, December 1983. ROCKHAMPTON. —E.R. (Ted) Price looked over the Kenrick Tucker Velodrome and imagined how it might have been for him to have raced on such a surface in his heyday. But Ted rode in a different era on dust, bitumen and...

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Struck down by the lurgi

The Goons and their legacy ©Warren Nunn, May 1991 HAVE you ever wondered what people are talking  about when they say they are suffering from the dreaded lurgi? Perhaps most use the term because they heard it from a family member. The fact that it came from The Goon...

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Frank Stewart and Central Queensland’s racing history

Callaghan Park and thoroughbreds Warren Nunn, September 1983 ROCKHAMPTON.- Not too many racegoers would know much about the deeds of the former galloper First Demon. But a photograph of the 1893 Rockhampton Handicap winner is a prize possession of the Central...

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Sully’s stumped some of the best

Waddya cryin' for ©Warren Nunn, September 1983 “Waddya cryin’ for” is a phrase that local, state and test cricketers around Australia would have heard over the years from Sully... probably the nation’s No 1 barracker. Few know the man as anything other than Sully, but...

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