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Auction's win in the 1943 Newmarket (later named the Doomben 10,000) saw a record crowd at Albion Park where racing was held during WWII.

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Fred Shean

Shean rode with great success in Brisbane in the 1930s but is best remembered for his efforts in the south in the 1938/39 season. In that period he won the Melbourne and Caulfield Cups and some other of Australia's best races.

Tags: brisbane cup, doomben 10000, lough neagh

Henry Davis

Henry Davis will always be regarded as one of the best "plunge" trainers ever seen in Australia. A former jockey Davis won four Brisbane premierships during the 1970s when he was the dominate trainer.

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Kerry Smith

Kerry Smith was a lightweight jockey who rode with great success for 35 years in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Some of his best wins include the Stradbroke Handicap and QTC Guineas.

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Mel Schumacher

Mel Schumacher was a star apprentice of the 1950s who was still riding Group 1 and feature race winners in the 1980s. However, there is no doubt that he would have been an immortal had he not spent long periods on the sidelines.

Tags: charlton boy, doomben 10000, ima shadow, red seas