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The “Boy from Cooroy” Queensland’s Racehorse of the Year

October 9, 2023 9:30 am in by
Uncommon James on his way to another win which saw him win 2023 Qld Horse of the Year (Supplied TAB)

Cooroy-bred racehorse “Uncommon James” has been crowned Queensland Horse of the Year at the 2023 TAB Queensland Thoroughbred Awards.

The five year-old gelding, owned by local businessman Peter Lavin, confirmed his status as one of the nation’s star sprinters in the 2022/23 season, with a Group 1 win in the Oakleigh Plate in February.

Uncommon James being walked by his trainer. (Supplied Caitlin Hoysted)
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Uncommon James wins the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate in February. (Supplied TAB Qld)

The “Boy from Cooroy”, as he has been dubbed, also won the Listed Regal Roller Stakes at Caulfield in August 2022.

He has had 11 starts, for 6 wins, 3 seconds and a most recently a 3rd placing in the Group 1 Moir Stakes at Moonee Valley last month.

He was also named Queensland 4 year-old and Older Horse of the Year at the awards.

The Boy from Cooroy at home for a spell earlier this year at his Lake MacDonald home. (Pic Bruce Atkinson)
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