Way to go, Willie Wharton

7 Willie Wharton at Flemington to see history written in the 2015 Melbourne cup. copy

CUNNAMULLA HE LOVED horses, Willie Wharton did, and he liked a flutter. He worked as a drover as a young man and, according to family lore, a Brisbane trainer once offered him a jockey’s apprenticeship. But he knocked it back, preferring to stay in the bush, where he worked for various trainers and as a shearer....

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