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Gunsynd
Gunsynd
Photographs supplied by Diane Watson
Statue commemorates the racehorse Gunsynd known as the "Goondiwindi Grey." The Apex Club of Goondiwindi commissioned the memorial from Brisbane stonemason Tom Farrell. It is a white bas-relief representation of Gunsynd.

Gunsynd never won a Melbourne Cup but is possibly Australia`s most famous horse after Phar Lap. A song that topped the hit parade was written in his honour while Goondiwindi abounds in memorials - a motel, a hotel lounge, and a local grey-haired medico and sportsman (nicknamed the Goondiwindi Grey) are named after Gunsynd. His name was coined from `Goondiwindi Syndicate` which owned the horse during his racing years. From 54 starts, Gunsynd won 29 races, including the 1971 Epsom Handicap and the 1972 Cox Plate ,and came third in the 1972 Melbourne Cup setting a stakes winning record in 1972. The horse retired from racing in 1973.

Location

Address:Macintyre Street, Apex Park, Goondiwindi, 4390
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -28.549689
Long: 150.308037
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Monument Designer:Tom Farrell

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1974
Front Inscription
GUNSYND 
    THE 
GOONDIWINDI 
   GREY    
Source: NRUM,MA
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