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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
Long: 151.922249
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Monument Designer:J.H. Wagner and Sons


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 30th March, 2011
Front Inscription

Stathi Katsidis

19th February 1979 - 19th October 2010

Forever young
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)

Honours :
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" 

Born fearless

Source: MA
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