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The Great Horse Race

There used to be a really big race meet in Thargomindah and there was a racehorse getting around that was winning all the races around the region, so his odds weren't that good for the punter. Massey Hood and a few of the locals decided to enter the racehorse into the local race as a different horse, so they changed his appearance by painting a few white marks on him. He won the race and they all won a few dollars off the bookies on him. Someone got wind of the scam, so they had to hide him in the cellar of the Thargomindah Hotel for weeks until it all settled down.

Story submitted by Mayor Tractor Ferguson

Charlie McDonald - Moogidy - Story One

Charlie McDonald, a local Aboriginal man who was nicknamed Moogidy, was riding his horse and came to a gate, the horse shied away and refused to go through the gates. You see, horses are scared of camels so Moogidy thought there must be a camel somewhere. So he tied his horse down the fence a bit and walked back to the gate to have a good look around. He couldn't see any camels anywhere. As he was about to walk away, he looked down on the ground and suddenly found the reason why his horse was frightened. There on the ground was the butt of a camel cigarette.

Story submitted by Mayor Tractor Ferguson

Charlie McDonald - Moogidy - Story Two

Moogidy heard that the old shopkeeper Mr McWaters had died, so he decided to write a letter: Dear Mr. McWaters, I heard that you died and I hope that your sons are carrying on with the business OK. TRUE STORY!

Story submitted by Mayor Tractor Ferguson

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