racehorse George Main Stakes winner
racehorse Tullmax was one of those horses that comes along from time to
time and really captures the racing public's imagination.
never won a major cup or big name sprint race but was enormously successful
around the provincial circuit and when he came "to town".
had been tried without success in the "big smoke" early
in his career and finally passed in to the leased ownership of Col
Doulman and Jack Cantrill from the Molong district and was trained
by local postman Trevor Doulman around the Molong Golf Course.
his first 16 starts for the new owners, Tullmax went from easily winning
a maiden at Parkes to notching up 13 wins from his next 16 starts
together with a second and a third, not to mention a fourth in the
Epsom Handicap at Randwick.
key to his improvement was in being cured of a major scouring problem
through a "secret recipe" of clay and apples - the recipe
being provided by noted Molong horseman, the late Les Thomas.
best win was in the 1980
George Main Stakes at Randwick from West Australian champion Marjoleo
and Bart Cummings-trained AJC Derby winner Belmura
great win was in the 1980 Tramway
Handicap when he defeated the T J Smith trained Iko
by a nose in a stirring finish.
retirement, Tullmax staged an exhibition gallop at Bedgerabong picnic
races and thousands of racegoers, 10 deep along the running rail,
cheered the bush champion for the length of the straight.
died in 2001 at age 27.
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