It is a great pity Wilson's efforts would be virtually unknown outside of north Queensland. He rode about 5000 winners and was still riding when aged well into his 60s. He won 25 consecutive premierships in Cairns and won more than 40 feature races in north Queensland. Wilson died in 1997 aged 76.
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Eye Liner, led by trainer Jack Wilson, at Brisbane Airport on her way to Sydney for the Champagne
Barrier Trial at Eagle Farm. Eye Liner, Jack Wilson, Ted Kruger,
John Harbutt and Percy Kruger.
Conformation photo of "wonder" filly Eye Liner.
Two great champions of Queensland: Maybe Lad and Eye Liner. They were neighbours and often "chatted" over the fence. Jack Wilson with Eye Liner (right) Earl Baxter with Maybe Lad (left).
This article appeared in Turf Monthly in 1968 after the fourth filly by Smokey Eyes won the Queensland Oaks.
Eye Shadow in 1962 with Noel Doyle aboard lead by Trainer Jack Wilson.