RACING’S LOSS: Bede Murray at Wagga last year. Picture: Les Smith
The Wagga Gold Cup carnival won’t be the same withoutBede Murray, according to Murrumbidgee Turf Club chief executive Scott Sanbrook.
Murray passed away at his Conjola home on the NSW south coaston Tuesday nightafter a battle withcancer.
He was 80 years old.
“It’s really sad for all levels of the racing community, such a popular and well-respected figure for more than five decades,” Sanbrook said.
Murray –who trained four winners on the Wagga program as recently as November –was a strong supporter ofthe MTC.
“He didn’t miss a Cup carnival,” Sanbrook said.
“He was making the pilgrimage for more than 40 years and it was very rare he went home without a winner.
“He had an extraordinary strike rate at Wagga and he really was the punters’ pal.
“It’s going to feel very different not having Bede at the carnival this year.”
Sanbrook said the MTC will honour the trainer at an upcoming meeting.
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