The Goondiwindi Grey

We’ve cheered him from the grandstand and we’ve cheered him from the flat, we’ve cheered a little beauty, a real aristocrat. He’s never thrown the towel in, been a trier all the way. A horse we’re really proud of, the Goondiwindi Grey.

Recorded by Tex Morton, 1974

Gunsynd was an Australian thoroughbred racehorse that gave Goondiwindi its claim to fame. From October 1969 to April 1973 Gunsynd had 29 wins, 7 seconds and 8 thirds. His total earnings in prize money were $280,455.00. No small feat for the grey stallion from way out west.

The old bridge joining New South Wales to Queensland at Goondiwindi. I remember crossing this many times on the way to Zilzie in the school holidays as a teenager.
Dan on the banks of the mighty MacIntyre at Goondiwindi. The name means ‘resting place of birds’. And there are many of them – 200 species identified here on the river.

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