The crowd on Melbourne Cup Day 1948 when my Dad's Uncle Bob was working as a Bookmaker in one of the Outer Rings.
My Dad Allen's first day as a bookmaker at Balnarring in early 1956 with his Dad, my Grandfather Allen Senior on the bag. I believe he won nearly fifty pounds on the day.
Myself Rod Cleary as a one year old in 1967 with my Grandmother at Sandown Racecourse.
My Dad taking a bet off a female patron on Melbourne Cup Day in 1975 when Think Big won the Cup for the second year in a row at odds of 33/1. This was the days of Bookies tickets and crayons with betting books, no computers here.
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 the Late Brian Nagle to use one.
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...
Working on the Rails Caulfield Cup Day 2004 (2nd Bookie from the left). This Caulfield Betting Ring had an amazing atmosphere on the big Race Days.
The team on Caulfield Cup Day 2019 - From left Phil (Chocs), Kev, myself, Barney, Jack and Andy.