By TERRY BUTTS of the NQ REGISTER

A mob of kangaroos - more than 400 in fact - bandicoots and wild rabbits put paid to this year’s Mareeba Cup meeting which was to have been held on Saturday.

But while they stopped the Cup meeting, they didn’t stop the party!

While racehorses and their handlers participated  at a hastily organised meeting at Cairns, the staunch and dedicated local fraternity turned up for a phantom meeting. More than 700 in fact in their fashion finest for live bands live bands, foot races and fun.

by TERRY BUTTS of the NQ REGISTER

THE QRIC ‘cops’, as they are now known, were out in force at Cairns at the recent Amateurs Carnival where – to substantiate their overwhelming presence – they continued a blitz on stables and stable staff.

Caught up like a dolphin in a shark net however was the 59-year-old wife of leading local trainer Trevor Rowe. And the somewhat audacious incident has caused quite a stir in racing circles up North – not surprisingly.

by TERRY BUTTS of the NQ REGISTER

ONE set of statistics claim that our old mate ‘Butch’ Mules was 57 when he so sadly left us last week in the Barcaldine Hospital – and that he rode winners over 40 years for stakes earnings in excess of $2.35 million.

Stats meant nothing to Butch who was essentially a man’s man and lived by the day – not necessarily or strictly to the rules.

Roy ‘Butch’ Mules, from a family of 21, was born in Coonamble NSW but was a Queenslander from his dandruff to his bootlaces.

His was a colourful career – best described as sunshine and shadow – and perhaps crossing a few more dry gullies than lush lawns.

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