I haven’t put this photo and story of me winning a Grade 5 at Sandown in 1986 for any reason in particular other than to highlight our Syndicate that raced a number of dogs for years at that time. In the story which I might add claims I live in Noble Park nothing could be further from the truth. Struggle Town as we Springvale boys liked to called Noble. But a long time school mate of my brother’s and fellow cricket team mate of ours is Rod Lyons. Rod progressed to Horse Racing in a big way and has enjoyed plenty of success. He is the current senior part owned of Nature Strip and I want to wish him the best in tomorrow’s Everest. Nature Strip bolted in for a great win. Plus a story on our first city winner as owners Just A Fluke trained by our old mate Kevin Clow.