|Region:||South East Queensland|
The son of top jockey Frank Cook, Graham was always going to be a superstar. He rode his first city winner on Countwood in the 1959 Queensland Guineas which was the first of a record six wins in the Guineas. For another 40 years Cook rode with great success in Brisbane and overseas, including a stint in Singapore.
It is estimated Cook rode at least 2000 winners during his career which was a marvellous effort because he had some shocking injuries at times. He is one of only a few jockeys to win all of the Brisbane big four – Stradbroke Handicap, Doomben 10,000, Brisbane Cup and Doomben Cup. Cook also holds the record for a Brisbane based jockey winning the most Winter Carnival feature races.
His big wins included the AJC Epsom, (Leonotis) Stradbroke Handicap (Spedito, Dancing Poet), Brisbane Cup (Mode), Doomben 10,000 (Spedito), Doomben Cup (Golden Khan), QTC Oaks (Mode), QTC Grand Prix (Mode), QTC Sires' (Maybe Lad ), T.J. Smith Classic (Zephyr Zip), Queensland Guineas (Countwood, Lord Kearsey, Paola Pisani, Spinelli, Zephyr Zip, Cloud Pink) Labour Day Cup (Our Cavalier), Carnival Handicap (Mode), QTC St Leger (Countwood), Ipswich Cup (Boobereela, Fall Guy), Brisbane Handicap (Todwana, Zarook, Legal Tender), Queensland Cup (Zarook, Kentucky Colonel), Ahern Stakes (Maybe Lad), Meynink Stakes (Bengalla Lad, Paint The Town Red, Zephyr Zip, Kero, Battle Lomond), McDougall Stakes (Princess Teresina), QTC Lightning (Canadian Star) Eye Liner Stakes (Blue's Finito, Don't Rush), Windsor Flying (now QTC Cup – Flying Creole), Claret Stakes (Alostar), Frazer Handicap (Countwood), QTC Metropolitan (Continual, Makata), QTC Exhibition Handicap (Ima Shadow, Makata) J.H.S. Barnes Plate (Ima Shadow ), Cumberland Cup (Ima Shadow), Rothmans Mile (Ima Shadow), Bernborough Stakes (El Karpe, Yo Tambien, Turvey), Moreton Handicap (Continual, Makata, Midswain), Golden Horseshoe (Kero), Sandgate Handicap (Continual), Lucky Ring Stakes (Continual), Tatt's President's Handicap (Lochinvar), Ascot Handicap (Oxford King, Talkwell, Shallow Water), Queen's Cup (Prince Charmer), Hamilton Handicap (Prince Charmer) Rocket Stakes (Princess Reichen), BTC XXXX Stakes (Princess Reichen), Murphy Quality (Spinelli), O'Mara Stakes (Spinelli), Doomben Dollars (Spinelli), QTC Sapphire Bracelet (Yo Tambien), BTC Williams Quality (Turvey), Goldmarket (Blue's Finito ), Golden Stakes (Seawinne) Spring Cup (Winya), Carnival Handicap (Morning Breeze), Ken Russell Memorial (Gad's Hill, Rey Moro, Carnaravan Bridge) and Toowoomba Cup (Bataria).