Bernborough won his first race as a two year old in 1942 on a protest. Between 1945 and 1946, of 18 starts he won 15 consecutive races carrying top weight. His permanent jockey was Athol Mulley, and his highest weight was 10 stone 10 lbs in the Doomben Cup in 1946. He fractured a sesamoid bone in his left foreleg and was sold to a United States owner for 93,000 pounds, who later sold him to Kentucky Stud for $300,000. He died in 1960 in the United States while at stud.
|Address:||Campbell Street, Jondaryan Shire Office, Oakey, 4401|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.435158|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Fred Gardiner (Toowoomba, QLD) and Vittrio & Fernando (Melbourne, VIC)|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 29th October, 1977|
THIS STATUE WAS COMMISSIONED BY
THE OAKEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
WITH THE HELP OF
THE CITIZENS OF THE DARLING DOWNS
QUEENSLAND`S GREATEST RACEHORSE.
COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN : MR.A.PROPOSCH
SECRETARY :MR D. KELLY
SCULPTOR :MR F.L. GARDINER, TIA GALLERIES TOOWOOMBA
UNVEILED BY : HON. M. HODGES MLA
29TH OCTOBER 1977