|Region:||South East Queensland|
The death of any jockey is a tragedy but the word took on new meaning with the fatal trackwork fall of star apprentice Neville Lowrie in October 1969. He had been booked to ride Paola Pisani in the 1969 Queensland Guineas later that week. The filly went on to win the Guineas for jockey Graham Cook. Experts had no doubt Lowrie, who was only 19 at the time, would have been a superstar. He had already ridden more than 60 winners and some of his big wins included Boom Gate (Healy Stakes), Rebel Prince (Weetwood Handicap), Prince Medes (Delaney Quality), Earlmark (Labor Day Cup, Moreton Handicap) and Bright Shadow (Exhibition Handicap).