Memorial to `Destructo` the New South Wales racing cockroach who was accidentally killed by the boot of a race official.
In 1980 the Australian Cockroaching Association rounded up a team of Sydney roaches to extend the rivalry between New South Wales and Queensland sportspeople to a new level at the Eulo Lizard racing championships. Woodenhead, a bearded dragon, was the hot favourite for the Cunnamulla Challenge Stakes, having just beaten 87 lizards in an earlier race. However Destructo covered the two metre track in 24.5 seconds to take the honours. In the excitement of the victory, Destructo`s trainer inadvertently crushed the champion.
|Address:||Bulloo Developmental Road & Leo Street, Eulo, 4491|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -28.159722|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1980|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1980|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 23rd August, 1981|
FESTIVAL OF OPALS
CHAMPION RACING COCKROACH
ACCIDENTALLY-KILLED AT THIS TRACK (24-8-80) AFTER WINNING THE CHALLENGE STAKES AGAINST "WOODEN HEAD" CHAMPION RACING LIZARD 1980