• Short Summary

    ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL -- AND COLOURFUL JOCKEYS IS TO RIDE FOR BRITAIN'S CHAMPION TRAINER, PADDY PRENDERGAST IN ENGLAND, IRELAND AND FRANCE THIS YEAR.

  • Description

    ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL -- AND COLOURFUL JOCKEYS IS TO RIDE FOR BRITAIN'S CHAMPION TRAINER, PADDY PRENDERGAST IN ENGLAND, IRELAND AND FRANCE THIS YEAR. HE'S 24-YEAR-OLD DESMOND LAKE, NOW SETTLING IN AT THE PRENDERGAST STABLES AT CURRAGH, IN IRELAND.

    LAKE, WHO HAS BEEN SUSPENDED 20 TIMES IN HIS SHORT CAREER, WILL RECEIVE A RETAINER OF GBP6,000 STERLING FROM PRENDERGAST FOR THE YEAR. THE SEVEN STONE 12 POUND (ABOUT 50 KILOGRAM) JOCKEY IS DESCRIBED BY MANY SYDNEY RACEGOERS AS THE FINEST THE COUNTRY HAS PRODUCED SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

    BORN IN SOUTH-WEST VICTORIA, LAKE WAS PERSUADED BY SYDNEY TRAINERS TO RIDE IN NEW SOUTH WALES JUST OVER EIGHTEEN MONTHS AGO. HIS SUCCESS IN SYDNEY RACES HAD BEEN PHENOMENAL, INCLUDING WINS IN MOST OF THE BIG RACES. SOMETHING OF A "DAREDEVIL" RIDER, HE'S ALSO BEEN MAKING THE NEWSPAPER HEADLINES FOR HIS NUMEROUS SUSPENSIONS -- THE LAST BEING UNTIL THE 9TH OF FEBRUARY FOR "CARELESS RIDING."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1DYXGZKEP70FEA7U5C8JQZJK8
    Media URN:
    VLVA1DYXGZKEP70FEA7U5C8JQZJK8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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