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07-December-2017
07-December-2017
Photographs supplied by Louise Clayton & Tegan Ellis

A plaque commemorates jockeys and horses in Wagga Wagga who have died as a result of horse racing accidents.

Location

Address:Olympic Highway, Murrumbidgee Turf Club, Wagga Wagga, 2650
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.102716
Long: 147.350993
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 11th December, 2017
Front Inscription

In Memory Of The Fallen Jockeys And Horses

We`ll keep their memory green while horsemen come and go,
We may not see their like again where silks and satins glow,
We'll drink to them in silence, boys - they`ve followed down the track
Where many a good man went before, but never one came back.
And let us hope in that far land where the shades of brave men reign,
The gallant jockeys will ride again !

Adapted from the poem "Tommy Corrigan" by A B (Banjo) Paterson

With thanks, A B (Banjo) Paterson family
Donated by Louise Clayton & Tegan Ellis

Unveiled 11 December 2017 

Source: MA
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