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A sculpture commemorates jockey Stathi Katsidis. It was unveiled just hours before the running of the 2011 Weetwood Handicap.
The Weetwood Handicap is a race Katsidis dominated, winning five in a glittering career that ended abruptly with his untimely death in October 2010. In January 2010, Katsidis won the $2 million Magic Millions Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on Military Rose. Katsidis rode Shoot Out to victory in the 2010 AJC Australian Derby and Randwick Guineas.
Katsidis had spent a night drinking heavily at home before his death and had a history of drug problems. Autopsy results on Katsidis failed to determine an exact cause of death.
|Address:||Hursley Road, Clifford Park Racecourse, Toowoomba, 4350|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -27.560379|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||J.H. Wagner and Sons|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 30th March, 2011|
19th February 1979 - 19th October 2010
Major race wins :
The T J Smith (2000), Queensland Oaks (2006),
Manikato Stakes (2007), Winter Stakes (2007),
AJC Australian Derby (2010), Randwick Guineas (2010),
Magic Millions (2010), Karaka Millions (2010)
Brisbane Premiership wins :
2004-05 (58 winners)
2005-06 (75 winners)
2009-10 with Larry Cassidy (72 winners)
Australian Premier Jockey 2009-2010 (171.5 wins)
Winner of the George Moore Award 2007 & 2010
Racing was his passion
As an apprentice Stathi kept the back page of the
Chronicle after every Weetwood meeting
His dream was to win a Weetwood
He won it 5 times
"There is nothing like the adrenalin rush of jumping out of a barrier.. Stathi Katsidis"