Action Temlee

Here are two exceedingly rare colour shots of the Superstar Temlee one action shot of him winning the 1974 National Sprint Championship at Olympic Park, second was the South Australian Superstar Bristol Sue. He won by six in 29.71 just outside his record he set when winning the Autumn Trophy in March of 74 recording 29.67 he won by 11 lengths. The record stood for 10 years. He loved Olympic Park he had 19 starts for 15 wins and a third. At Sandown he had seven starts for three wins and a third. He finished 6th behind Kwik Metal in the 74 Melbourne Cup. Temlee had four starts at Wentworth Park for three wins and finished 6th behind Steelflex trained by Allen Wheeler. He was unbeatable from box one he only started from the red six times for six wins. Overall, he had 37 starts for 25 wins and three placings. Injured at Olympic Park on the 25th of November 1974 he was retired to stud and became perhaps the greatest Sire of all time. At least equal to Black Top, Chief Havoc and Fernando Bale.

Here is my tribute to the Champ after his induction to the GCA Hall Of Fame

Howard Gray – My old champ Mutineer actually beat Bristol Sue in the SA Final but pulled up sore and was replaced by Doug Payne’s champ Bristol Sue as the SA representative in the National final…😕
Malcolm Willoughby– Howard Gray of all the champion dogs you trained I remember Hoss Three which I don’t think reached any great heights.
Malcolm Willoughby– But that dog just sticks in my memory for some reason.
Wayne Martin– Same year my fathers dog won the national distance championship at Sandown Park. Bubbles moss
Howard Gray- Wayne Martin Trained by a great old trainer the late Rod Drysdale,
Wayne Martin– Howard Gray yes mate Sadie did a lot of work also.