Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Could ASIO Stage Recruiting Drive at Callaghan Park?

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Could ASIO Stage Recruiting Drive at Callaghan Park?

Article excerpt

RACING: I have no doubt that if ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) were ever on the lookout to hire new agents, it would need look no further than Rockhampton's Callaghan Park racecourse.

In all fairness, I suppose any racecourse in Australia is an ideal breeding ground for would-be spies Co a word preferable to C[pounds sterling]intelligence agentsC[yen] as arguably at times that description may fall a little short of the mark.

And for certain, as with C[pounds sterling]tongue in cheekC[yen], the word C[pounds sterling]intelligentC[yen] does come into question at times with horse trainers Co myself included Co given our abysmal hours and ludicrous rate of pay.

Regardless, as I've penned before, it is during the wee hours (yes there are rest rooms available) at Callaghan Park where fact or fiction is hard to decipher.

However, rest assured of one thing, the CPBOASIO (sorry Co Callaghan Park Branch Of Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) is never far off the mark.

I know, I know Co one plus one makes 11, but if you do your sums right, you'll come up with a more accurate equation.

In the June 17 edition of this column, I began with: C[pounds sterling]It seems there is never a dull moment in Rockhampton racing.C[yen]

In a C[pounds sterling]play on wordsC[yen], I based the column on early morning track work banter and gossip sessions at Callaghan Park.

The column went on to say: C[pounds sterling]So the latest rumours doing the rounds are corkers. Time will tell if there is any truth attached to themC[yen].

Of all the Racing Around columns I have penned over 22 years in Rockhampton, this one certainly set tongues wagging.

It ended with a cryptic clue: C[pounds sterling]Many a true word is said in jest.C[yen]

Apparently it sent the buzzards who were circling mad and many never picked up the scent. …

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