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Alf Sands - Queensland History of Racing

Queensland History of Racing

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Alf Sands

The Basics

Categories: Trainers
Region: South East Queensland


brogilla, golven

Originally from Victoria, Alf Sands brought off some mammoth plunges in the 1960s to 1970s. He trained Oceans Own which won a maiden at Eagle Farm after being backed from 100-1 to 7-2. He trained well into his 80s and after his retirement his son-in-law Ray Croxford also had a string of winners.

Some of his big Queensland wins included the Bernborough Stakes (Golven), Murphy Quality Stakes (Brogilla), Ahern Stakes (Brogilla), TTC Weetwood Handicap (Brogilla), BTC Summer Cup (Golven), Ross Stakes (Brogilla), Ipswich Bloodhorse Breeders Stakes (Brogilla, Gangway, King's Realm), Tattersall's Cumberland Cup (Brogilla), BTC Carnival Handicap (Golven [2]) and Brisbane Handicap (Legal Tender).


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