|Region:||South East Queensland|
A former handy jockey, Roy Dawson was a private trainer in the 1950s before blossoming in the 1960s when he had a great association with the Lambert family and Wattle Brae Stud. Many of his winners were raced by the Lamberts who had the word Regal in nearly all their horses' names. Also many of Dawson's winners were from Wattle Brae and the association lasted nearly half a century.
Dawson's best horse was Scomeld who won the Wakeful-VRC Oaks double in 1978. He also owned and bred the 1975 AJC Metropolitan winner Bob Tient who he sent south to be trained by Tommy Smith when he couldn't get away from Brisbane. His top horses included Scomeld (VRC Oaks, Wakeful Stakes, Marlboro Classic), Dual Control (Doomben Cup, O'Mara Stakes, QTC Guineas, J.T. Delaney Quality, Koomeela Stakes), Aspalita (QTC Oaks), Regal Adventure (QTC Sires'' Produce), Faustina (QTC Sires'' Produce), Mirraben (Courier-Mail Classic, Thornhill Stakes, Doomben Stakes, Summer Stakes, Williams Quality), Hayley's Hope (Prime Minister's Cup, Uhr Quality), Rego Lad (Hopeful Stakes, QTC Toorak Handicap, BTC Newmarket), Amberdue (Healy Stakes, Rocket Stakes, QTC Lightning), Regal Hunter (Ahern Stakes, BTC Newmarket, Tatt's President's Handicap), Regal Chance (Bernborough Handicap, Hamilton Handicap), Regal Leader (Sapling Stakes, AJC Festival Handicap), Regal Glance (Brisbane Handicap, Bribe Handicap), Pacific Prince (Meynink Stakes, King George IV Stakes), Skyperion (Ipswich Cup), Wellington Road (Toowoomba Cup), McGinty's Crown (Healy Stakes, Mercedes Benz Stakes, Courier-Mail Classic, Doomben Dollars), Coe (Tattersall's Cup), Mighty Grey (Brisbane Handicap, Recognition Stakes), Flying Fancy (J.T. Delaney Quality), Mayne Hall (Meynink Stakes), Sierra Queen (McDougall Stakes), Gem of the West (McDougall Stakes), Our Rosalee (QTC Metropolitan Handicap, Exhibition Handicap) and Bulldog Yeats (QTC Cup).