Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Favourite Is Quite the Traveston Girl

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Favourite Is Quite the Traveston Girl

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ARTHUR

GORRIE

REPORTER

arthur.gorrie@gympietimes.com

TRAVESTON Crossing probably never achieved the fame it deserved when James Nash forded the Mary River there about a century-and-a-half ago.

That was the day before he found the gold that made Gympie rich.

But another kind of gold fever, fired by the fierce passion of the horse racing industry, is helping rectify that historical injustice.

The area is home these days to some of Australia's most promising horses.

And some of them have also attracted attention overseas.

Queensland trainer Tony Gollan has high hopes for some of his stable of classy young Traveston-bred horses, especially rising stars like Traveston Girl and Looks Like the Cat.

Joe Heather is stud manager at River Junction, a picturesque horse and cattle breeding property just near the Bruce Hwy.

"Traveston Girl is going well and we've got interests in about 20 horses that race in Brisbane," he said.

"Most are trained by Tony Gollan. …

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