News

Jockey rides to honour fallen friend Carly-Mae

BITTERSWEET: Tim Cook and jockey Adrian Coome after Coome won the Carly-Mae Pye Memorial Race at the 2014 Caulfield Cup race day at Callaghan Park on Saturday.
BITTERSWEET: Tim Cook and jockey Adrian Coome after Coome won the Carly-Mae Pye Memorial Race at the 2014 Caulfield Cup race day at Callaghan Park on Saturday. Chris Ison

ADRIAN Coome still walks around the stables in Rockhampton at morning track work expecting to see the smiling face of his fellow jockey Carly-Mae Pye.

It has been a tough week and a half for Coome since Pye died from horrific injuries to her head and chest from a fall in Rockhampton.

Each "first" that rears its head makes Coome think of Pye - the first time he did track work, the first race meet.

Today presents another on the list - the first trip to Gladstone's Ferguson Park without Pye in tow.

Yet it presents another opportunity to make sure the jockey is remembered in the right way.

"My only wish is to go out and race and enjoy it," he said.

"Carly was just happy to ride horses. She was competitive but not all about winning.

"They always get good crowds and I would love to see one this weekend.

"Carly was a regular in Gladstone and I hope that people recognise that and get out and honour her."

After taking out the Carly-Mae Pye Memorial race at Callaghan Park last week, Coome said he was glad to see another race named after the jockey in Gladstone.

It's scheduled for race two today and Coome is looking for another bittersweet win.

"It would be really good, it would mean a lot to me to do it again," he said.

"But either way just to race is good. I still expect to see her trotting up behind me."

Coome is riding Run 'Em Ragged in the Pye event, one of eight horses in the race.

Topics:  carly-mae pye fatality horse racing jockey



How to do Eat Street the right way

EVERYTHING you need to know to get the most out of your Eat Street experience and to avoid a food coma when you’re only one stall deep.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Science Festival seriously awesome

Don't miss the World Science Festival Brisbane!

CALLING everyone who wants to see something totally cool.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

'A bit cheeky': Pollie happy to nab Gladstone town

POLLIE to take Gladstone town promises they better representation.

PHOTOS: Gladstone's hottest models to fight for $50K prize chance

Riley Callow, Roche Bailey and Whitney Freyling are getting ready for the MAXIM model search coming to Tannum Sands.

HUGE BRAND name coming to Gladstone to pick and choose our best.

WATCH: Gladstone woman's secret to turning 100

FAMILY PARTY: Birthday girl Rosa Boxall and her family spend the important milestone at New Auckland Place. John Sykes, Ann Sykes, Robert Sykes, Trish Sykes, Christine Boxall, Bertie Boxall, Joy Said, Michelle Walker, Chris Walker, Milly Forsythe, 5, Melinda Forsythe and Georgia Forsythe, 2.

'Feels no different': secret to turning 100

Local Partners

PHOTOS: Gladstone's hottest models to fight for $50K prize chance

HUGE BRAND name coming to Gladstone to pick and choose our best.

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

Dev Patel in a scene from the movie Lion.

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films most likely to win at Oscars.

Can rightful winner Midnight take out golden Gosling in Oscars?

Can Lion pip La La Land at the post in this year's Oscars? Sunny Pawar (pictured) helped bring a powerful film to the big screen.

WILL Aussie film Lion triumph or will popular La La Land prevail?

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

Gladstone's 20 cheapest properties on the market, all under $150K

DIRT CHEAP: 5/239 Sun Valley Rd, Kin Kora is selling for $140,000

PROPERTY sellers drop prices as houses and units sell for bargains.

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!