Fraser Ramsey has been coming to the Warwick Rodeo since 1947 and “hasn’t missed one yet.”
Fraser Ramsey has been coming to the Warwick Rodeo since 1947 and “hasn’t missed one yet.” Candyce Braithwaite

Veteran will never miss yearly event

"WELL, some people go to church every Sunday... me - I come to Warwick every October."

Since 1947, that's been the story of Fraser Ramsey's life.

"I competed for the Warwick Gold Cup twice and both times I lost by one, single point," Mr Ramsey said.

"My father also competed in Warwick; he took home the Darling Downs campdraft title in 1936.

"Now I've come back to watch my son compete as well."

For the past 60 years Mr Ramsey has worked as an auctioneer and stock agent in Casino.

"I've met a lot of people over the years and I run into a fair few of them here," he said. "I love the general atmosphere and the development and improvement of the whole rodeo each year. The best highlight would have been watching Bobbie Palmer take home the Gold Cup many years ago."

Mr Ramsey said when his father competed they used to ride their horses from near Casino. "It would take them around three days on horseback to get to Warwick," he said.

"It's great to see over 700 people in the ring and the show society keeping up with modern times."



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