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Fred Best - Queensland History of Racing

Queensland History of Racing

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Fred Best

The Basics

Categories: Trainers
Region: South East Queensland


bengalla lad, book link

A former top amateur rider in north Queensland, Best turned his hand to training in the 1940s and was urged to come to Brisbane in the late 1940s. He got off to a great start with horses such as Battle Abbey and Fort William. With his son Noel and later his grandson Jock Gollogly he dominated Brisbane racing for 20 years into the 1970s. He died in 1983.

His best winners included Book Link (QTC Derby, QTC Guineas, Doomben Cup, QTC St Leger, Labor Day Cup, Halls Stakes, Lilley Handicap), Bengalla Lad (Doomben 10,000, Hopeful Stakes, BTC Murphy Quality, Doomben Dollars, Doomben Newmarket [2], Captain Cook Stakes, QTC Ascot Handicap, QTC Toorak Handicap), Bonne Martian (QTC Piccaninny Stakes), Boom Gate (Healy Stakes, QTC Toorak), Battle Abbey (Tattersall's Cup), Flying Ace (Sapling Stakes, Lonergan Stakes, BTC O'Mara Stakes, Doomben Dollars, QTC Guineas), Fort William (Ascot Handicap, AJC St James Stakes), Flying Fancy (Delaney Quality, Windsor Flying), Gulf Boy (BTC International, Exhibition Handicap, AJC Autumn Stakes), Goldy Boy (BTC International Stakes), Kalamia (Healy Stakes, QTC Toorak Handicap, Bribie Handicap, Captain Cook Handicap), Prince Medes (Stradbroke Handicap, AJC Cumberland Cup, QTC City Handicap, Bernborough Handicap, President's Handicap), Persian King (QTC Guineas, Doomben Dollars, Ascot Handicap, Exhibition, BTC O'Mara Stakes), Prince Charmer (QTC Metropolitan, Queens Cup, Lilley Handicap, Hamilton Handicap), Ruperion (Hopeful Stakes), Spinelli (Murphy Quality, BTC O'Mara Stakes, Doomben Dollars, QTC Guineas), Snatchem (Labor Day Cup), Sir Shah (Meynink Stakes, Sapling Stakes), Urgona (QTC Oaks), Vains Best (Meynink Stakes).


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