Memories flood back at racecourse
AS THE HEAVENS opened up with rain, a lifetime of memories came flooding back to Glenn Locke at Allman Park Racecourse at the weekend.
Mr Locke was there to remember his old man, Warwick racing great 'Lockie the Jockey', who was commemorated in race four at the January 27 Memorial Race Day.
"I've been coming to this track all my life," Mr Locke said.
"Some of my earliest memories were here."
Mr Locke said the Trevor Locke memorial race was the final flag in an outpouring of support from the Warwick Turf Club since lifelong Warwick jockey Trevor Locke passed away on new years eve of 2017.
"I'm really grateful to the turf club which has been so supportive," Mr Locke said.
"They let us use the pavilion for his service and have just been great."
"All the goodwill that Trev did in his life has really been repaid over the last few weeks."
Mr Locke reflected on his father's love for racing, saying there was never a race he missed in his time as a jockey.
Later in life, he volunteered at The Oaks Nursing Home, where he later resided when diagnosed with emphysema.
"He loved a lot of people and a lot of people loved him," Mr Locke said.
Mr Locker stuck around in the rain to congratulate the young couple who won the race commemorating his old man.