Trainer D.R. Bougoure
95 Starts, 15 Wins, 14 2nds, 15 3rds, 9 4ths.
Tough stayer who did most of his early racing in country-provincial areas and won the Stanthorpe Cup as a four-year-old. Got better with age and came to Brisbane where he won the Labour Day Cup, Moreton Handicap and Exhibition Handicap in the early 1970s. His best run was a good third in the 1971 Brisbane Cup.
Earlmark a progeny of dual Doomben Cup winner Earlwood was unwanted as a yearling and was secured by one bid by his owners. The chestnut colt started racing as a 2YO and registered 6 placings from 11 starts at shorter distances before winning a 7 furlong Maiden Handicap at Gatton as a 3YO in September 1966. Suited to a longer distance he continued racing at Kilcoy and Southport winning a Maiden Handicap in October 1966 at Gatton and the Gold Coast Plate in August 1967.
Earlmark had established himself as a middle distance veteran and in his last year of racing in 1971 won the RAAF Jubilee Handicap at Doomben and the Easter Handicap at Eagle Farm. He continued with a gallant second in the Doomben Labour Day Cup for a photo finish to the great 'Goondiwindi Grey' Gunsynd. He was also placed third in both the May Handicap and Moreton Handicap at Eagle Farm and was unlucky third in the Brisbane Cup. Earlmark had proven to be a popular and consistent galloper finishing his racing career upon reaching his 8th birthday.
|DATE||VENUE||RACE||DISTANCE (furlongs)||JOCKEY||WEIGHT (St, Lbs)||TIME|
|28/09/66||Gatton||First Maiden Hcp||7||G Cook||8,3||1min 28sec|
|19/10/66||Kilcoy||Eigth Division Hcp||7||J Harbutt||8,5||1min 32sec|
|09/08/67||Gold Coast||2nd Gold Coast PLate||9||L Rowe||8,2||1min 57sec|
|16/09/67||Eagle Farm||2nd Talburpin Novice||1 mile||L Rowe||8,1||1min 38sec|
|30/09/67||Doomben||Transition Hcp||11||L Rowe||8,2||2min 17sec|
|18/11/67||Stanthorpe||Stanthorpe Hcp||1 mile||J Townsend||8,7||1min 39sec|
|18/05/68||Eagle Farm||Encourage Hcp||10 1/2||L Rowe||7,12||2min 14sec|
|21/09/68||Eagle Farm||September Hcp||10 1/2||N Lowrie||7,6||2min 12 1/2sec|
|05/05/69||Doomben||Labour Day Cup||1 mile||N Lowrie||7,8||2min 3sec|
|21/05/69||Eagle Farm||Moreton Cup||11||N Lowrie||7,9||2min 20sec|
|13/08/69||Eagle Farm||Exhibition Hcp||10 1/2||M Schumacher||8||2min 11sec|
|27/09/69||Doomben||Spetember Hcp||11||M Schumacher||8,6||2min 17sec|
|11/10/69||Eagle Farm||Warana Hcp||11||M Schumacher||8,11||2min 18sec|
|03/04/71||Doomben||RAAF Jubilee Hcp||11||M Schumacher||8,4||2min 19sec|
|12/04/71||Eagle Farm||Easter Hcp||10 furlongs, 155 yards||M Schumacher||8||2min 12sec|
Earlmark winning the Transition Hcp 1967 ridden by Lyle Rowe.
Courtesy Mrs L. Crouch.