At Home with the Queen’s Cup

At Home with the Queen’s Cup

Filed in Just In, Sports Just In by Elizabeth Flaherty October 24, 2019

Featured Image: Dr John Paradice, David Paradice and Bobbie Paradice, with the Queen’s Cup


You should read this; it’s a fabulous Scone story! I’ll leave it there. Thank you Liz Flaherty!

David Paradice was the ‘gap year jackaroo’ at Widden in the late 1970s. Owner Bim Thompson was Principal with George Asimus in charge of Stud Cattle (Santa Gertrudis). Steve Fairhall and ‘pommy jackaroo’ the Hon Henry Plumptre were the other stud staff. Stallions included Vain (1), Bletchingly (3) and Lunchtime; not a bad trifecta! The first two were both Champion Sires. I was the visiting veterinarian. They were enlightening times! David and Henry have both ‘scaled the heights’ in their own elevated stratospheres