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Our Journey

 
 

1941

- 1949

The crowd on Melbourne Cup Day 1948.

 

1950

- 1959

My Dad Allen''s first day as a bookmaker at Balnarring in early 1956 with his Dad, my Grandfather Allen Senior on the bag.

 

1960

- 1969

Rod Cleary, Sandown Racecourse in 1967.

 

1970

- 1979

My Dad taking a bet off a female patron Melbourne Cup Day 1974 when Think Big won for the second year in a row.

 

1980

- 1989

Working Sandown Cup day in 1984 with Hayden on the Bag, this was the first day we used a computer board at the Track, we were the second Victorian Bookie after Brian Nagle to use one.

 

1990

- 1999

My first day on the Rails at Flemington in 1999 on Craiglee Stakes day. Big Phil Cooper operating and my brother Brendan (now a Bookie) on the bag and phone...

 

2000

- 2009

Working on the Rails Caulfield Cup Day 2004 (2nd Bookie from the left).

 

2010

- 2019

The team on Caulfield Cup Day 2019 - From left Phil (Chocs), Kev, myself, Barney, Jack and Andy.

 

2020

- ONWARDS

Rod Cleary with his son's Tim and Luke.