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Catholic principal’s Melbourne Cup win a slice of joy for Aussie battlers

take and vow and Warwick principal Kort Goodman

AGAINST all odds, the Melbourne Cup did not pass into the hands of media moguls or foreign princes, but a bunch of Aussie battlers from drought-torn places like Gympie and Warwick. Among them was Assumption College, Warwick, principal Kort Goodman. “(It was) an amazing feeling and really quite surreal; we were obviously initially ecstatic but then really pinching ourselves,” Mr ... Read More »

Life changes course with one Melbourne Cup bet

Fr Dave O'Connor

THERE aren’t many priests who can say a horse race helped dictate their vocational journey. But Fr Dave O’Connor counts the 1989 Melbourne Cup as one of those moments that steered his priestly life in a new direction. Fr Dave was then based in Perth as the Navy chaplain, continuing a journey that had bounced from regional Queensland through Sydney ... Read More »

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