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Noel Colvin laid to rest “in proper style”

Words, images Copyright Bill Poulos MORE than 1000 mourners from across Australia gathered at Moree’s St Francis Xavier’s Catholic Church on Monday to farewell former jockey and all-round good bloke Noel Colvin, one of bush racing’s best-known – and lovable – characters. Noel, a former top jockey...

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(this page is ongoing) [caption id="attachment_2877" align="alignleft" width="372"] When I walk in the PO Hotel, I see Red, I see Red, I see Red . . . I see Red-ed-ed, I see Red!! (with abject apologies to Split Enz). Steven Red Lloyd, a long-serving (pun intended)...

Picone bookmaking family steeped in history

Words Copyright Bill Poulos 2014 (images supplied) IT was August, 1981 and the great horse Kingston Town was at unbackable odds to win the 1200m Premiere Stakes. The King, first-up since winning the Cox Plate the previous year, was expected to make a romp of it for...