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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Law Rain Wins

Law Rain winning at Ascot ridden by Paul Harvey

Last week my race horse Law Rain (named after my mother Lorraine)won his 1200 m race at Ascot. The jockey was Paul Harvey and the trainer Chris Willis. It was a 50,000 dollar race. We are still celebrating. Law Rain was sired by Key Business and his Dame was Magic Cocktail. He was bred by my brother Regan. Law Rain was born the day after my mother's death in 2005 and named for her. My brothers Regan, Adam, Nathan and I are co-owners of this beautiful horse.

My mother's great granduncle Simeon Levi West (known as Uncle Levi)had race horses in New South Wales in the 19th century and his horse "Tradition" (from Queen Victoria's stable by Richmond-Bridalwreath)came second in the 1888 Melbourne and Caulfield cups after he bought it all the way from Parkes in NSW. The 1888 Melbourne Cup Day was the biggest up until that time with a crowd of about 150,000 at Flemington. A golden locket worn by Tradition in the 1888 Melbourne Cup was given by Simeon Levi West's wife to her granddaughter Patricia Lowe who wore it on her wedding day in 1937.

My sister-in-law Bronwyn leading Law Rain

Law Rain and my brothers Adam, Regan, and Nathan Bloomer with Regan's wife Bronwyn

The Sydney Morning Herald of 20 June 1930 notes Simeon Levi West's death under the tile of "Sportsman's Death": "The death on Tuesday of Mr. S. L. West, of Granville, at the age of 83 years, removed a well-known personality in the sporting world. Mr. West was a resident of Australia for the greater part of his life. He came from Manchester when a young man, and was closely identified with racing, particularly in the early days. Granville, winner of the Australian Steeplechase; Taranaki,, winner of the Williamstown Cup; Tradition, who ran second in the Caulfield Cup and the Melbourne Cup in the same season; Collaroy, Mutineer, Tapioco, Karsava, and Rosebery were among the horses that passed through his hands. Many of them were bred by him at Corowa. In his lifetime a number of trainers prepared horses for him, Harry Raynor, J. Allsop, J.Burton, W. Booth, J. Sealy, P. Ryan, and W.Ross being included in the list."