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Bernborough
Bernborough

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson
Bronze statue commemorates the racehorse, Bernborough. As a life size replica, it is the largest bronze statue cast in honour of a horse in the southern hemisphere.

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.

Location

Address:Campbell Street, Jondaryan Shire Office, Oakey, 4401
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.435158
Long: 151.721608
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Animals
Monument Designer:Fred Gardiner (Toowoomba, QLD) and Vittrio & Fernando (Melbourne, VIC)

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 29th October, 1977
Front Inscription

(Plaque)

         BERNBOROUGH
THIS STATUE WAS COMMISSIONED BY
THE OAKEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
         WITH THE HELP OF
THE CITIZENS OF THE DARLING DOWNS
          TO COMMEMORATE
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

Source: NRUM, MA
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