an article from The Morning Bulletin, 6 July 2019
ON THIS day last year, Rockhampton’s chief steward Luke Collins controlled his final race meeting, bringing the curtain down on a 10-year career.
As stewards are the police of racing – their job largely being to ensure licensees the likes of trainers, jockeys and strappers, play on the right side of the rules – it’s not a popularity contest for them and bookies would have bet “London to a brick on” that not a tear was shed amongst these participants when Mr Collins hung up his binoculars.
Rather than be insulted, Mr Collins would have worn it as a badge of honour.
Licensees wouldn’t have been disappointed because they knew all too well that Mr Collins was good at his job. read full article