Andy Tindall was a heavyweight jockey, who later became chief steward in Brisbane. He rode three of the first four QTC Oaks winners and was a noted judge of pace.
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Auction's win in the 1943 Newmarket (later named the Doomben 10,000) saw a record crowd at Albion Park where racing was held during WWII.
Big race doubles-trebles records.
Dick Roden began as ab anateur jockey before turning to training and eventually winning a Melbourne Cup with Macdougal.
Group 1 Doomben 10,000 with results
Doug Messingham rode with great success in Brisbane, interstate and overseas during his career in which he was regarded as great money rider.
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.
Glen Colless has won three jockey apprenticeships and rates the Doomben 10,000 win on Mr Innocent as one of his biggest victories.
Graham Cook rode at least 2000 winners during his career including six Queensland Guineas winners.
Henry Davis will always be regarded as one of the best "plunge" trainers ever seen in Australia. A former jockey Davis won four Brisbane premierships during the 1970s when he was the dominate trainer.
Kelso Wood was a former jockey who trained in Sydney for many years until returning to Brisbane in the 1980s.
Kerry Smith was a lightweight jockey who rode with great success for 35 years in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Some of his best wins include the Stradbroke Handicap and QTC Guineas.
Mick Dittman was renowned for his powerful style and was nicknamed "The Enforcer".
Lough Neagh is the only horse to win a Doomben 10,000 (then the Newmarket) and the Brisbane Cup.
Mel Schumacher was a star apprentice of the 1950s who was still riding Group 1 and feature race winners in the 1980s. However, there is no doubt that he would have been an immortal had he not spent long periods on the sidelines.
Michael Cahill has enjoyed success throughout Asia and Australia including wins in the Stradbroke Handicap and Doomben 10,000.
A loyal Queenslander, Mike Pelling, a devoted family man who wanted to bring up his family in Brisbane, rarely rode outside the state. But he built a record which saw him considered among the elite jockeys to be produced here.
Neville Sellwood rode with great success in Australia, England, France and the USA riding 84 Group 1 races in his career which was cut short when he was killed in a race fall in France.
Noel "Digger" McGrowdie is something of the forgotten jockey of Queensland racing because he lived in the shadow of two of the immortals in George Moore and Neville Sellwood. However, he was an outstanding jockey who rode about 700 winners in a relatively short career.
Ted Tanwan was a big race rider from the 1930s to 1940s, he had a great strike rate in all races but was highly regarded in staying events.
Trevor Miller won hundreds of races in the west before settling at the Sunshine Coast in 1986.