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Edward “Georgie” Tucker

Edward "Georgie" Tucker competed in a golden period of Brisbane jockeys in the 20 years before WWII but he still is estimated to have ridden close to 1000 winners. He was noted for his gentle hands which made him a top distance rider.

Tags: brisbane cup, high syce

Fred Shean

Shean rode with great success in Brisbane in the 1930s but is best remembered for his efforts in the south in the 1938/39 season. In that period he won the Melbourne and Caulfield Cups and some other of Australia's best races.

Tags: brisbane cup, doomben 10000, lough neagh

Jack Kahl

Jack Kahl was a leading central Queensland trainer and moved to Brisbane during WWI where he top trainer four times. His first really good horse, Lord Vindex, put him on the map when he won several feature races in 1916.

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Jason Taylor

Jason Taylor is a popular lightweight jockey who is noted for his easy going manner. Has ridden more than 1000 winners and rode with success in Singapore and Sydney.

Tags: brisbane cup, tattersall's cup

Shane Scriven

Shane Scriven has been a dominant jockey for 30 years in Brisbane racing who had to battle weight for most of the that time. He rode with distinction in overseas stints and interstate.

Tags: brisbane cup, buck's pride

Spear Chief

Spear Chief's major wins were two Brisbane Cups, the QTC Derby, QTC St Leger, QTC Guineas, QTC Sires, QTC Champagne Stakes, VRC Hotham Handicap, QTC King's Plate, Cumberland Plate and Caulfield Stakes.

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William Noud

A doyen of one of Queensland's most famous racing families, William Noud was a top professional runner before deciding to turn his hand to racehorse training in the late 1800s.

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