|Region:||South East Queensland|
A member of one of Brisbane's most famous racing families. His brother John "Uncle" Conquest was also a top jockey in the 1930s to 40s, his nephew Ron Conquest won two Stradbroke's on Lucky Ring (trained by Ron's father Norman Conquest). Ron's son Philip was a top apprentice before weight forced him out of the saddle.
Bronco won most of the big races in Brisbane and rode into the 1950s where he is best remembered for partnering the tough old "creeker" Fox O Kenmore. His best wins included the Brisbane Cup (Herolage), Doomben Cup (Serlodi), QTC Sires' (Spear Chief, Seven Fifty), QTC Derby (Six Fifty, Pocket Money), QTC Guineas (Seven Fifty, Bold Step), McDougall Stakes (Seredel), QTC St Leger (Spear Chief), National Plate (Seven Fifty) and Tattersall's Cup (Seven Fifty, Wiseland).
Bronco married Hilka, or Peggy as her family new her, in 1935 and as can be seen in the photo below the couple were the epitome of style.
Bronco and wife Hilka. Thanks to Nicola Townsend for contributing this photo.