Queensland History of Racing

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Larry Olsen

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Categories: Jockeys
Region: South East Queensland

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bright shadow, charlton boy, stradbroke handicap

Name a top class horse to race in Queensland between the 1960s and early 1990s, Larry Olsen probably rode it. His career is all the better because right from his apprenticeship he was a heavyweight. He retired to a dairy farm in the 1980s but made a famous comeback winning the Melbourne Cup and Golden Slipper. Olsen later became a respected commentator on Sky Channel.Larry Olsen

His best wins were the Melbourne Cup (Kensei), Golden Slipper (Star Watch), Stradbroke Handicap (Triton), AJC Epsom (Triton), AJC Spring Champion Stakes (Best Western), AJC All Aged Stakes (Dalrello [2], Rawson Stakes (Gunsynd), Apollo Stakes (Dalrello), Craven Plate (Dalrello), QTC Lightning (Mr Hush [2], Dalrello), Cumberland Cup (Mr Hush), QTC Sires' (Charlton Boy), QTC Derby (Intrepid Clipper, Princess Gracious), STC Tancred Stakes (Bright Shadow), Darby Munro Stakes (Gentle Jim), J.T. Delaney Quality (Triton), P.J. O'Shea Stakes (Baghdad Note), Tatt's President's Handicap (Prunda, Rye's Hope), Ascot Handicap (Don't Play), NJC Cameron Stakes (Don't Play), BTC Newmarket (Lochinvar), Ahern Stakes (Laal Jester), Courier-Mail Cup (My Arctic Wolf), Koomeela Stakes (Belle of Burgundy), Golden Horseshoe Stakes (Laurie's Lottery), Barnes Plate (Bluelough), Labour Day Cup (Gunsynd), Eye Liner Stakes (Mr Magic), Silver Slipper (Gold Brose), Ross Stakes (Beau Biro) and Tattersall's Stakes (Rye's Hope).

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