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Pat Duff - Queensland History of Racing

Queensland History of Racing

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Pat Duff

The Basics

Categories: Trainers
Region: South East Queensland


hard to catch, jim byrne, mandy radecker, mick dittman, mike pelling, star of florida

Pat Duff has always had a top class galloper in his stable from the time he took up fulltime training in the 1960s. His first major winner was in the Albion Park Age of Consent Handicap in 1968 which was used as a backdrop to an international movie starring James Mason and Michael Pate. At various times Duff trained in Toowoomba, Eagle Farm, Peachester and Deagon.

Duff is also a renowned master of apprentice jockeys. Three of his pupils later won the Brisbane jockeys' premiership – Mick Dittman, Mike Pelling and Jim Byrne. Another of his apprentices, Mandy Radecker, won the apprentices' title.

His best wins include the Prime Minister's Cup (Our Cavalier), Queensland Cup (Bay Legend), AJC Challenge Stakes (Star of Florida [2]), AJC San Domenico Stakes (Star of Florida), Toowoomba Cup (Hard Case, Akbar Tibita), King George IV Stakes (Handsome Prince), AWA Stakes (Handsome Prince), McDougall Stakes (Scomeld), Goldmarket (Hard to Catch), BTC Sprint (Hard to Catch), Magic Millions 3YO Trophy (Heart of the Citi), Cleveland Bay Handicap (Power Arrow), Frazer Handicap (Lord Medes), FAI Stakes (Prince of Marscay), Freshman Stakes (Prince of Rory), Robins Kitchen Quality (Prince of Rory) and Magic Millions Prelude (Tolodama).


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