|Region:||South East Queensland|
As a child in Mackay, Dick Roden knew a young George Moore and the pair went on to be champions in racing. He completed an animal husbandry course at Gatton before riding as an amateur jockey through the war years. Roden turned to training, winning a race at Eagle Farm with his second starter. He was hooked and went on to win the Melbourne Cup with Macdougal. He later trained in Sydney for Stan and Millie Fox and also had the great three-year-old Divide and Rule.
His best horses included MacDougal (Melbourne Cup, Brisbane Cup, AJC Metropolitan), Divide and Rule (Stradbroke, Doomben Cup), Emblem (VRC Sires'), Nebo Road (VRC Newmarket), Raajpoot (QTC Derby), Hoa Hine (QTC Oaks), New Joy (Ahern Stakes, Doomben Newmarket), Doomben 10,000 (El Khobar), Theo Marks Quality (French Charm), Ascot Handicap (El Khobar II) and Exhibition Handicap (Kharass).