Amberdown was a sensational two-year-old claiming the time-honoured 1916 Stradbroke Handicap.
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Racing historians rate Arthur "Stumpy" Davis as one of the best lightweight jockeys produced in Queensland.
Barry Baldwin is a multiple Brisbane premiership winner who cut his teeth training hundreds of winners from a base at Roma.
Big race doubles-trebles records.
Billy Hill was a tip top money rider for more than 20 years in the 1920s to 30s and rode over 1000 winners.
The son of former top Sydney trainer Ray Guy, Bryan Guy took on training in his own right in 1992. He was an instant success winning the 1994 Stradbroke with All Our Mob and the 1995 T.J. Smith Classic with Ravarda.
Colin O'Neill rode more than 500 winners and, during his peak in the late 1960s to 70s, was the darling of Brisbane race crowds. He was also the regular rider for the last of the great "creekers" in Red Seas.
Dick Roden began as ab anateur jockey before turning to training and eventually winning a Melbourne Cup with Macdougal.
Trained by James McGill, Fitz Grafton was the superstar in the early 1900s with 14 of his wins being features.
Fred Marsland was a lightweight jockey who rarely reached the headlines but did win two of Brisbane's big four the Brisbane Cup and Stradbroke Handicap.
Gary Palmer rode several hundred winners as an apprentice and went on to be a top jockey in Hong Kong and Macau.
Gavan Duffy outrode his allowance within 12 months and switched to Bruce McLachlan in Brisbane where he earned the name "King Duff".
Glen Killen is best remembered for his rails hugging ride to win the 1977 Stradbroke on 100-1 shot Sir Wisp.
Graham Cook rode at least 2000 winners during his career including six Queensland Guineas winners.
One of Queensland's best thoroughbreds Highland won 7 Group 1's including the 1928 Cox Plate.
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.
James McGill was one of the great owner-trainers of the Australian turf, he was a regular at top meetings throughout the nation for 50 years.
Jim Byrne is one of Queensland's best jockeys with wins in just about every big race in the state.
"Uncle" Conquest was regarded by many as a stylist jockey.
An outstanding trainer of the early 1900s, John Stone had a great combination with his son John, who was a great jockey.
Name a top class horse to race in Queensland between the 1960s and early 1990s, Larry Olsen probably rode it.
Michael Cahill has enjoyed success throughout Asia and Australia including wins in the Stradbroke Handicap and Doomben 10,000.
Michael Kerr was a talented rider who was at his best from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. He won a Caulfield Cup on the mighty grey Cole Diesel and a Stradbroke on Daybreak Lover.
Heavyweight jockey Myles Connell rode three Stradbroke Handicap winners.
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.
Norm Stephens picked up the nickname "Whopper" as a tiny apprentice but was a top jockey in Brisbane for more than 30 years.
Peter Morgan was a champion lightweight jockey who won the Stradbroke Handicap twice.
A trailblazer for indigenous jockeys in Australia, Ricahrd "Darby" McCarthy rode with great success in Europe where he scored in more than 1000 races.
"Watty" Blacklock was the king of Queensland racehorse trainers from the late 19th century to the 1920s.
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.