Before the race is run on Tuesday 1 November, the $175,000 trophy is touring 34 locations across Australia and New Zealand with West Wyalong being included in this year’s tour. I have been asked with others to be part of the Street Parade from 9:30 to 10:00 in a four person horse drawn buggy. My father J.J.Leahy’s mare Sarcherie ran four times in the Cup with two seconds and one third. My mother’s family the McDonells, who originally came from…..
This was another very successful launch. It was held on the first day of the Forbes Heritage week. Copies of both books were donated to the Forbes Library, Family History Group and the Forbes Advocate which featured an article, which included the book cover and review by Peter Austin of the first book, in the Tuesday’s edition before the Launch.
There is still a lot of interest amongst the local community in my father J.J.Leahy and my brother Pat and his 15…..