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Cup trainer to speak at Fringe

Friday, 6th March, 2015

Mick Robins will be a guest speaker at the “Horses for Courses” event over the coming days.PICTURE: Patrick Reincke Mick Robins will be a guest speaker at the “Horses for Courses” event over the coming days.PICTURE: Patrick Reincke

By Patrick Reincke

Ahead of the St Patrick’s race day on March 14, famous trainer Mick Robins has arrived in Broken Hill to be a guest speaker at a local fringe event.

Robins will be speaking at the “Horses for Courses” Broken Hill fringe event which celebrates the golden jubilee of the St Pat’s race day.

The exhibition will include photos of Robins’ back-to-back Melbourne Cup winning stead, Rain Lover and also the two prestigious cups among other racing memorabilia.

Rain Lover is one of just four horses to have won the Melbourne Cup twice in a row with Archer (1861, ‘62), Think Big (1974, ‘75) and Makybe Diva (2003, ‘04, ‘05) the latter.

Robins sees his story as somewhat like a fairytale about a miner from Broken Hill who did the unimaginable.

As guest speaker at the “Horses for Courses” fringe event, Robins will likely explain his story in more detail to the attendees.

As Broken Hill gears up St Pat’s race day, Robins is excited about the 50th anniversary of the race.

“It’s great!” he said.

“It’s been really good for the town and it brings people here.”

When he is able to make it up to Broken Hill for the race day, Robins always enjoys the whole set up and hopes it will continue for many years to come.

“St Patrick’s has been a great asset to Broken Hill.”

“Horses for courses” started last night and will run until March 12.

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