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Ted Best - Queensland History of Racing

Queensland History of Racing

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Ted Best

The Basics

Categories: Trainers
Region: South East Queensland


bill lenehan, tolai

Ted Best was the trainer for big betting owner Bill Lenehan for many years. They won a stack of races using a formula of taking their horses to the bush for education before tackling city events.

Their best horse was Confidence who won a QTC Derby and eight races in a row. Best also had the top sprinter Tolai for owner Bernie McMahon who held the Eagle Farm 1200m record for a decade.

His best wins include the QTC Derby (Confidence), QTC Guineas (Confidence), QTC Cup (Tolai), Healy Stakes (Symbolize), Claret Stakes (Manilove), QTC Lightning (Canadian Star), Eye Liner Stakes (Symbolize), O'Mara Stakes (Confidence), Goldmarket (Symbolize), Murphy Quality (Symbolize), J.H.S. Barnes Plate (Confidence), Moonee Valley Gisborne Stakes (Confidence), Ascot Handicap (Charmosa), Tatt's President's Handicap (Confidence), Ross Stakes (Confidence), Koomeela Stakes (Manilove), QTC City Handicap (Symbolize), Lismore Cup (Symbolize), BTC July Cup (Confidence), Ballina Cup (Symbolize) and Golden Horseshoe (Tramp).


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